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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Walking Half-Marathons and Yo-Yoing!

Yesterday I walked the American River Parkway Half-Marathon! The good news? I finished! Two and a half weeks after surgery I walked a half marathon and finished! It took me 4 hours (that was my chip time - I stopped at several aid stations and made use of a chair a couple of times and once stopped to have a blister patched up) had I not stopped I'm not sure what my time would have been but probably in the 3:30 range. My surgery site didn't hurt at all - I kept expecting pain and never had any! I did have puffiness but not pain. I took it slow and kept evaluating everything to make sure I wasn't overdoing it but I felt pretty good. The one issue I did have was a blister on the bottom of my left foot. I don't get blisters so I'm not sure what caused this one, same shoes, same socks etc... go figure... I stopped at the 10 mile aid station and the medical guys there patched it up so I could keep on going and that helped.

Now to the Yo-Yo part of my post - I finally stepped on the scale this morning to evaluate the damage I did while recovering and it is 7.5 pounds. I need to lose 7.5 pounds to be able to weigh in within goal again. I know what I need to do - get back to basics and goal setting once again. Since Sunday is the first day of the week for me I have tracked everything and I have a plan in place for the rest of the week that involves staying within my points and tracking everything 100%. Workouts might have to wait because my Dad is having surgery so I will be visiting him after I get off from work and once he comes home he will need some assistance - but I'm going to try and get in whatever I can. I have to stop the Yo-Yo that is my maintenance right now.

Goals for this week

100% tracking
Don't go over my points
Workout 2 days this week (I'm sure I can get at least that in)


Jessica said...

Good job on your race! :D You are one brave, albeit crazy woman! LOL
Don't worry too much about the weight, you needed to rest and recover and fuel your body to heal, and you did a good job cause you were successful at the race! 7 lbs should come off in no time!!!

Heather said...

You can do it! Why is getting back on track such a suck-fest??? PS, surgery is difficult. I've had several, and they have all ended up just awful. I am BEYOND impressed that you got out and walked 13.1 miles such a short time after surgery!!!!!