Sunday, July 13, 2008


First of all; my mid-term UBC evaluation went well and so far I'm pleased with the results!

I lost 3" from my belly (from 33 down to 30" five weeks ago)
I lost an inch from my leg (from 19" to 18")
I lost 1/2" from my arm (from 10 3/4" to 10 1/4")

I can do 41 situps in one minute (from 31)
I can now do 31 pushups a one minute (from 20)

and...I lost 3 pounds and 3% body fat.

I celebrated by buying some new clothes ; )

Today (which was supposed to be my rest day) I did a 6 miler. I ran the first 4 miles without a walking break (unheard of for me), and took the last 2 miles easy since I hyper extended my hip during kickboxing and I was beginning to feel a bit of a twinge. For the first 4 miles my times range was from 11:30 - 12:00 miles (which is also unheard of for me on longer runs...I'm such a turtle).

I think I have been incorrectly training for running all along. My legs became strong but I COMPLETELY neglected my core and upper body. Now that those areas are getting into shape, running is becoming easier (and I never, ever thought I would say that).

All reasons to celebrate!


Blogger Sonia said...

That's awesome work you've done on yourself!! Congrats! I'm totally jealous by the way!! Glad the running is going well also.

8:40 PM  
Blogger Full Metal Lunchbox said...

Your success is an inspiration to us all!  Congratulations!

6:07 AM  
Blogger Julianne said...

what exactly is UBC? and i think i need to get involved! still trying to lose 5 lbs before the wedding... BUT, i've noticed since my bootcamp sessions that overall training has helped me run faster, too. so i agree with you about strengthening other parts of the body, other than just legs. congrats!! buying new clothes is the best way to celebrate!

4:42 PM  
Blogger Tiny Tyrant said...

WOO HOO! Way to go chickie!

10:17 PM  
Blogger Julianne said...

thanks for the ubc info! wow, the before and after pictures are AMAZING. i wish i had known about it so that i could have looked fabulous for my wedding... but there's still later. i checked and there are 2 locations near san jose. are you planning on posting your before/after photos?? just wondering. ;-)

10:24 PM  
Blogger Dori said...

That's a big woot! Way to go!I guess I need to think about training six days a week. That UBC is impressive. You shouldn't have any trouble with the SF Half. Keep up the good work. :-)

5:50 PM  
Blogger WannaBe5Ker said...

You give me hope, then, about my pushups that I am doing:-)

Very awesome stats! You have much to be proud of, wow!

12:35 PM  
Blogger Julianne said...

oooh, please do let me know if your sister changes her mind about the nike marathon!! i'll be all over it!! :-)

5:49 PM  
Blogger Firefly's Running said...

Wow! That's awesome!

7:09 PM  

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