One down...17 to go! Ain't no thang!
I had a great first week of training with zero slacking. If you know me, you know that zero slacking (when it comes to running) is kind of a big deal. I followed Coach Hal's plan to a T and got in 30 miles for the week, including a hill workout, a pace workout and a 10 mile long run on Saturday. I even did my strength training last week. I am on a roll, baby!
I even forgot my headphones on Saturday so I had to go without my tunes for my long run. I feared it would be a very long run, but actually the time just flew by! It was a nice change of pace (no pun intended) to be more aware of the beautiful and serene environment all around. I like to call it Reflective Running. Quiet and reflective running is also good for eavesdropping on other runners' conversations. That's always interesting.
So while I'm excited about my progress, I can't pretend that I'm not disappointed about not dropping a few pounds (like I'd hoped and expected). I know that I'm building muscle back up and that muscle weighs more than fat, but I've been going pretty strong for a couple of weeks now and the scale hasn't budged. That is so freakin frustrating.
I have this fear that I've reached that age where losing weight is no longer (relatively) easy. You know what I mean? I've always heard that it's harder to lose weight when you get older. So does this mean that I'm at that age?? I'm not sure I can handle that. Can you see that I'm freaking out here?
Maybe I should go on a long, reflective run to calm down...