Boy, I really wish it was truly this easy to lose weight!!
I got up this morning and stepped on the scale as I always do first thing in the morning and it read 121.5. Used the computer for a bit while drinking some coffee and then headed out for a run.
Mother Nature was back on track today - it was a little cool for a June morning, but it was sunny, low humidity and very little wind. I planned to run 13. About halfway into my run I stopped to refill my water at the convenience store that I hit at 8.5 miles and thought that maybe I would do 15 again.
So I ran back down my road and there comes a spot where I either make a loop and extend the run or keep running straight back to my house which is shorter. I had a short internal debate and took the left turn.
I then made yet another short detour and found myself passing the entrance to my road at 15.60 miles. Well, I had to finish out that mile and ended up running 16. I finished in 2 hours and 6 minutes.
Feeling pretty victorious and tremendously sore, I headed inside and made a beeline for the shower. Whether it's cold out, hot out, or in between, nothing beats a long hot shower after a long hard run.
But I first stepped on the scale again and it read 116.9. That's a sweet 4.6 pounds lost running. Even though I drank water during my run, I always lose somewhere around 3 pounds when I run a ways, and this being an extra long run, I dropped it even more.
Boy, don't I wish that it was that easy for real weight loss to happen rather then just temporary water weight! Now I'm not going to tell you that running for 2 hours straight is exactly easy, but DAMN - compared to how hard it is to lose an actual 4+ pounds? Yeah, much easier!
So, it's not real weight loss, but for today I'll pretend! That's what I did when I devoured a cheese bagel as large as my face for lunch!!