Third to last Friday

as a working stiff.  Kind of.  I will still be working a few hours at my current job because I am stupid a giver.  My desire to NOT screw over my co-workers rarely works out well for me.  Something to remember in the future.

But, after May 3, I will have the option of saying “I am not available until 10 that day” or something similar.

My wonky knee is still behaving a bit wonkily.  Yesterday, I met Hot Thick Chick for our early morning ass-kicking weights class.  And consider my ass kicked.  It had been 2 weeks since I’d been to class, and I hurt all over today.  In such a good way.  After class I hopped on the treadmill, and at exactly minute 22, my left knee started to hurt, so I slowed to a walk and cooled down.

Yesterday afternoon, I was doing some speed work with the cheetah on the trails, and at exactly minute 22, my left knee started to hurt.  A lot.  I had trouble walking back to the office.  I iced it with a Diet Coke.  🙂  It feels fine today, but I’m staying off it because I have a 10K on Sunday and I want to kick so much 10K ass.  My last 10K was 1:13:30 (or something) and I was last in my age group.  I have every intention of finishing pretty close to 60 minutes on Sunday, and my knee needs to cooperate with that.

Tomorrow I will do an easy bike ride.  I’ll walk later today.

But, the most exciting thing about today?  I have reached another new weight low.  And those 130s are now tantalizingly close.  Also, I think my back fat is gone.  Which you probably don’t care about, but I couldn’t find it this morning, and that made me happy.  Ever since I stopped following WW and started eating between 1600 & 1800 calories a day (it took a while to find that balance) and burning between 3500-4500 calories a week, the weight has been dropping off again – about a pound a week which is perfect for me.

Happy weekend!

8 responses to “Third to last Friday

  1. Way to go on the back fat! I would love to see mine disappear. Also, thank you for the running inspiration! I ran the last 3 days….3mi each….not fast, but it was something and only didn’t today because I was on the couch all day with my puking daughter….maybe tomorrow.
    Thanks again!

    • I’m glad I could be inspiring! And I’m happy that you’re getting out enjoying the running. I just wish we had warmer weather for it!

      I hope your daughter feels better quickly.

  2. wait! i dont get it! what will you be doing for employment?

  3. Heh, I’ve sometimes iced a headache at work with a Diet Coke too. Good luck with your race!

  4. My hammies are still KILLING me from all of those dead lifts!!!

    And I must ask, especially since you’re extremely successful in the weightloss category, how do you calculate your calories burned?

    When you run with the cheetah, do you just assume 10/cals per minute? What about our Gym Class From Hell? I’m just curious because if I ever decide to start thinking about numerical data again (we’re on a pleasant break!), inquiring minds will need to know this successful formula!

    I hope you’re kicking 10k ASS this morning…and that you weren’t rained on.

    BTW – you’re seriously an animal. Did you have THREE workouts on thursday? Class with me. Run on treadmill after class. Run with Cheetah later on?

    • My hamstrings really didn’t feel it – but my lower back muscles have been aching since Thursday.

      I track everything on http://www.sparkpeople.com – and I don’t count our weight classes, ’cause I have no idea. When I run w/ the cheetah, I assume I’m hitting about 10 min/mile, and that’s about 100 cals per mile.

      My 10K did kick some serious ass. I’m super happy w/ myself. And I didn’t actually work out three times. I did our weight class, and I usually run on Thursdays, but knew I was doing a short, furious speed workout w/ the cheetah, so I that’s why I hit the treadmill in the am – I wanted my 45 minutes of running total.