I woke up Monday morning and was faced with a freightening fact: I weighed 53.8 kg (118.6 lbs). When we moved to Denmark, I weighted 50.5 kg (111 lbs), and was right where I wanted to be.
So, what can one do but diet? And I really surprised myself with how well the diet went, and I was fortunate enough to also have perhaps the best week of training in 6 months.
Mon: 53.8 kg. 12 mile run.
Tues: 53.0 kg. 1 hour hill running. 50 minutes hard swimming.
Wed: 52.6 kg. 16 mile run.
Thurs: 52.4 kg. 6 mile slow run. 20 minute bike. 14 k (8.7 mile) tempo with 5 guys from track club (4:30/km or 7:15/mile).
Fri: 51.8 kg 6 mile slow run. 50 minutes hard swimming (switching off with SR swimming and pushing The Lorax in his make shift hot tub in an inner tube... I'll have to get a picture of this).
Sat: 51.4 kg (113 lbs). 16 mile run on trails around maybe the most beautiful lake in Denmark, Furesø. Neither of us had seen this lake before, but we just happened upon it when following trails outside of Copenhagen. It is about 75% surrounded by trails and nature preserve. Man, it was gorgeous. In the US I am sure it would have just mansions on the shore and no public access.
I'm tired but overall feel absolutely fantastic. Over 5 lbs in 5 days! Once you get going, the feeling you get from weight loss can be extremely addictive. Anyway, I'm sure once I get to 50.5 kg again, I won't mind eating a bit more.
What's the secret? Eating almost exactly 2,188 calories a day (yes, I'm anal), exercising as above and breastfeeding 3x a day (yes, I still breastfeed so much that if I go 8 hours my boobs hurt).
Running Song of the Day: Cesse la pluie by Anggun
Photo from Mount Royal, Frisco, Colorado.
"Children are fascinated by the ordinary and can spend timeless moments watching sunlight play with dust. Their restlessness they learn from you. It is you who are thinking of there when you are here. It is you who thinks of then instead of now. Stop. Let your children become the teachers and you the student" - William Martin