1) I'm on a quest to lose weight and have joined Annette's 5 in 5 challenge (5 lbs in 5 weeks). This week I committed to do two things differently than in the past weeks: take the stairs at work every time, and really focus on portion control. People at work can't seem to understand why I would choose to walk up and down two flights of stairs. It seems to boggle their minds when I tell them "I'm taking the stairs, I'll meet you up there." However I think this is one of smartest decisions I've made wrt losing weight. In addition to providing an easy way to burn some extra calories, every time I take the stairs, it reminds me of my goal. And those extra reminders make it easier somehow to stay focussed on portion control.
2) This week I'm in a face-to-face at work which essentially means I'm trapped in a conference room all day for three days to hash things out amongst my work group. It's mentally exhausting. Hopefully I'll catch up on blog reading tomorrow. During one of the breaks, I discovered that one of the folks that came in from AZ for the meeting is running his first half marathon (R&R) this weekend. Yay for him!
3) I think I talked (twisted arm) one of my running group friends into joining me in training for the Unser half marathon. Yippppppppeeeeeeee!! Everything is better with a buddy, don't you agree?!? Our running group officially kicks off next week. In my final weekend of solo training, I think I'll head out for 5 miles easy. I'm ready to make this happen!
Thu weigh in: 125.6 lbs