For this week I've come up with a plan. Yes, I'm a bit of a fool.
The plan is this: Run a marathon. Over 5 days.
That is, Between this morning and Friday at 11:59pm I plan to have logged 26 miles and 385 yards jogging on the treadmill.
I've just finished up with my first hack at it. I ran 5 miles in 50:30. That is over 5 minutes better than my number on Friday which was the first time I ever ran 5 miles. Today was the first time however that I really tried to do it as fast as I could, hence the 5 minute difference.
I wonder if by Friday I'll be doing it in the same time, more, or less? Hmm. Only time will tell.
BTW, all this running is getting me to my weight loss goals pretty quickly. Perhaps too quickly? I've weighed in at 234 for 3 days straight, and that is only 4 pounds away from my JANUARY 1st goal!
I'm already starting to get comments from a few people telling me that I don't need to lose any more weight, but the fact that I still have some small "love handles" and there is still a gut there tells me that I'm still on track to lose another 15=20 pounds. At that time I'll be hitting the weights and hopefully bulking up in the muscle department.