Days 66-70 -- 1 Minute Shaved Off, 1 Back Muscle Pulled

Ran a 5K yesterday.  In the rain.  And the cold.  Oh, and did I mention the ENTIRE course was uphill?!  Who does that???? 

Needless to say, I had to walk quite a bit of the hills, as I don't usually incorporate hills in my training (don't worry, I'm going to start!).  But I still managed to shave another minute off my best 5K time, finishing at 40:38.  Sooo close to breaking into the 30:00s.  Ugh -- damn you hills, damn you!

However, the combo of running like a hunchback in the rainy cold at a continuous uphill incline led to one sore back.  In fact, 24 hours later, and I still can't straighten my back entirely.  I tried a massaging chair mechanism, my husband's good ole hands, and even one rolling pin (per my mother's suggestion).  Nothing's worked so far. 

I have plans to run tonight, but we'll see if that actually happens.  Not gonna lie, I don't know how keen I am on getting more than a few stares from those skinnies around me wondering why I look like the Hunchback of Notre Dame.  And I'm not sure how much I'll be able to carry myself upright while running.  But I'm sure as heck going to try. 

FYI -- Saturday's weigh-in was 245.8.  And while it was still a loss, it's not nearly where I should be two plus months into this challenge. 

I'm going to try super hard the next few weeks to re-focus and re-motivate myself.  I think I'm getting into the beginning stages of a rut, and I do NOT want to find myself there. So feel free to motivate me :-)

I'll post the menu later!  Ciao!


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