My month-long weight loss plateau has finally come to an end! I lost 4 pounds in the past week, and it feels great to start losing again. I also did my first 5 mile long run last Sunday. I wonder if there's a connection? Long periods of low intensity cardio activity tend to burn fat more efficiently.
I am training for the Westchester Half Marathon on 10/10/10, so that gives me plenty of opportunities to do long runs on Sundays. Ultimately, I would love to build my mileage up to 6 miles 3 times a week, and a half marathon run on Sundays. That would be a little over 31 miles a week. That would be awesome, because then I would be able to bust out a half marathon whenever, and I could build up from there to train for a full marathon. Eventually. I'm amazed that my mind has opened up to the possibility that I can even attain these goals. But believing you can do it is the very first step.
Have a great summer weekend! Go outside and enjoy the weather, because winter will be here before you know it.