Well, I'm about 2 1/2 weeks into training. Things are still going well. I haven't increased the mileage like I said I was going to. I've just been too busy this week. I've got 5 1/2 miles done so far this week. Planning on 3 1/2 more tomorrow.
I'm supposed to have a 5 mile long run on Sunday, but I'm running a 5k with Positive A, my BIL & his GF. Maybe I'll go to the gym later on in the day to run the extra 2 miles. I know that it won't be the same since it wasn't all in one shot, but I've still got to get the mileage in. I was actually thinking about doing the 5 miles tomorrow, but I don't think that I will have the time for that. We will see how it goes.
On a positive note, I haven't experienced any hip pain yet this week. Yay!
I do notice that I'm more tired after the runs. Even if they are 2, 3 or 4 mile runs. I think it's b/c of the total mileage that I'm running in a week. My thighs and calves get sore faster than they used to. I'm not complaining though. I feel great! I will complain that I'm not losing weight...but that's my own fault.
Since I've started running in September, I've lost about 22 pounds. I feel so much better. I'm kind of at a standstill right now, but I know that's because I'm not eating right. I KNOW that if I ate the proper diet, I'd be dropping weight like crazy. I just can't say no to the pizza & ice cream. Wish I could. I'm off of soda again (for about 2 1/2 months or so). I pretty much drink coffee, tea & water. Ideally, I'd like to lose 17 more pounds, but I'd be happy with 7. Wish me luck with the eating right portion of my lifestyle!