Thursday, February 19, 2009

Feeling strong, but still SLOW

OK so the "training" is going quite well.  Every time I get in the pool I feel like She Ra!  Ok, so I'm still not that great, but I've been really happy with my progress.  The first time I swam it took me 40 minute to swim 8 laps.  I had to rest in between every lap.  Tonight was my fourth or fifth swim and I swam all 8 laps in a row in 15 minutes!!!!  This was after we had already run 3 miles tonight.  That took me 35 minutes (down from 45-50 the first run).  I've only timed my biking once so we'll update on that later.  Running makes me feel very weak.  I get so beat and can only run 2 or 3 minutes at a time, then have to walk for 2 minutes again.  This is good for me though.  I feel stronger almost every time I do something.  But I still haven't lost ANY weight, which is totally depressing.  My own fault though...haven't changed my eating habits...anyway...big Yeah! for me.  I'm still going to be the last person coming in...pretty sure of that.  But the margin should be less than it otherwise would be.

6 comments:

Audrey said...

You'll do great, i am so impressed that you are doing that.

Rae said...

Kristy, that is AWESOME!! And....don't feel slow. Because guess what? After working out regularly for, oh, since September, I'm STILL struggling to maintain a 12-minute-mile pace for even two consecutive minutes....so....you are strong, and getting stronger! (Insert Rocky theme)

Lara said...

I'm totally impressed, too. I could never survive it!

Lauren said...

Wow, that is so great of you, don't get down about the weight though I have read that first you gain muscle then you loose weight. You are amazing!

Tiffany said...

At least you are doing something! You are awesome!! Who cares if you come in last, you can at least cross that off you list and say that you have done that! Way to go! I hope the kiddos are all feeling better!

Kate said...

That is so great. Running is real hard, it takes it right out of you. Just remember even if you don't win a place you accomplished something awesome.