254 - Jan
237 - Feb
283 - Mar
260 - Apr
239 - May
232 - Jun
241 - Jul
237 - Aug
40 - Sept - injured
175 - Oct
210 - Nov
235 - Dec
Hard to believe I ran 3180 in 2008.
- 3/14 - St. Patrick's Day 8k - 32:07
- 4/11 - Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run - 65:55
- 4/25 - Pike's Peek 10k - 40:04a
- 5/16 - Carytown 10k - 40:21
- 7/17 - Rockville 8k - 33:21
- 11/20 - Cranberry Crawl 10k - 40:43
- 12/31 - Ring in Hope 10k - 41:08
I was injured in late 2009 and my weight came down as I was ramping up the mileage early in the year. In mid-April, I quit sugar after watching this video, and despite running less mileage with a new job, you can clearly see my weight nose dive. I had never been able to get under 160 before and now found myself around 155. I injured my foot/ankle at the end of Aug, but I was able to keep my weight under control with poolrunning or elliptical every day. Interestingly, it looks like my weight has been steadily climbing back up *after* I started running again. I haven't been quite as religious with the no sugar around the holidays, but the creep up started before then. Maybe I was already giving myself a sub-conscious break on the diet since I was running again. Whatever the reason, the trend is clearly in the wrong direction and I need to turn it back around somehow.
I can't get over the fact that I hurt myself right at the bottom of the curve, but before the weather turned and I had something to show for it. I ran a 65:55 10-miler in early April (6:35 pace). No doubt I would have smashed 40 in the 10k if I could have run a cool weather race at the end of August.
Now all I can do is try and string together a bunch of 250+ mile months and get the weight back down. I'm off to an inauspicious start with two no run days after I strained my right hamstring in a 41:08 10k effort on New Year's eve.