I am not a huge weight loss success story. I never will be, even if I lose another 10 lbs (which is doubtful). I was never over 200 lbs and I have lost (I almost typed "only") 30 lbs, and kept it off for awhile now. I was wondering if I should put myself in maintenance. I mean, I don't want 147 to be my permanent number, but I seriously haven't gone lower than that. I have been at 147(ish) for a year now. (I just looked at my scale obsession page and realized I haven't updated it at all this year.) But maybe my body likes this weight and I won't lose more. I don't think I look bad. I'm wearing a size 8, which is the smallest size I've ever worn (I wore it in high school even though I was 15 lbs lighter). I wonder what sized I'd be if I lost another 15lbs. I doubt I'll ever find out.
Last week I felt horrible. Like really, really horrible. I worked all week, but wished I could have stayed home. Because I felt so bad, I didn't run on Wednesday, my normal run day. By Friday I was feeling better so I decided to go for a run (which I probably shouldn't have, because of my very wet cough). I ran 3 miles on the treadmill because I was home alone with Maddox. Then Saturday I decided I wanted to run my usual schedule, so I ran another 3 miles. And on Sunday, I did 5 miles. I did not run any more miles than I normally do, but what is unusual about this is that I ran 3 days in a row. And what is spectacular about that is that I have NO PAIN in my feet. NONE. ZERO. ZILCH. No twinges, no ache, no discomfort. Nothing.
To say that I am beyond thrilled about this is an understatement. Maybe, just maybe there is a light at the end of this horrible pit called plantar faciitis. =)
So I decided the best way to celebrate this is to increase the days that I run. Starting this week my plan is to run 4 days instead of three. My daily miles are going to go down to "only" 3 miles a day (I was doing 3.5-4.5) and a 5 mile weekend run. That will bring my weekly mileage up to 14 miles from 12. I guess we'll see how my feet are doing next week.
|The view on my run on Sunday|