Friday, October 31, 2014
Posted by Bucky Taotaotasi
Man, October ran by fast! I managed 138+ miles this month, which is just a few minutes shy of my 155 mile goal. I'll have to catch up during November.
It's been a tough month, but I feel like I'm making progress. In August and September the pounds just dripped off me, but the weight loss has not been as rapid this month. Even so, my slow runs are now at a 10 minute mile pace, with many runs at a 9 minute pace, with one short run at about 8:30.
Also, a lot of my clothes no longer fit. The first thing to stop fitting was my underwear. Fatty Angelo stretched out all the rubber bands, which just fell off not-so-fat Angelo. So I had to buy new underwear. And I can't wear about half of my work clothes. I folded up all of my 38 waist pants and went out to buy some 34 inch waist ones. And they fit! Amazing.
I'm almost at the point where I'll have to buy new shirts. I've got a work trip next week, so I'm going to go buy one suit and a couple of shirts that actually fit, but my plan is to buy a whole new wardrobe after the marathon on January 11.
I've been running 2 1/2 months with 2 1/2 months to go, so if I keep this up -- and I plan to -- literally none of my clothes should fit by then.
I really had planned on blogging more this month. I had one week where I was constanstly starving no matter what I ate, and then this week I was exhausted so didn't really run -- which is why I fell behind on my monthly goals.
In the next couple of weeks I'm looking forward to falling below 200 lbs. It will be the first time since 2007 -- 8 years -- since I've been that "small."
I've also signed up for a half marathon in Richmond on November 15 -- 15 days from now. This will be my longest run ever, excluding the Tagaman Triathalon a few years ago. I'm shooting to run it under 2 hours, but this being my first half marathon, we'll see how that goes.