Five Percent Loss since 5/23. Woo-Hoo.
Needless to say, yesterday was a good weigh-in. When the leader asked me in the meeting what I did to hit my goal, I really didn't know what to say. "I ate my points, drank more water, and got activity points." Isn't this what we're supposed to do?
Next goal is 10%. 10% puts me back where I was last fall. I'm trying not to let that discourage me. The leader keeps saying 10% usually coincides with your 16 week mark, but I think I will hit that well before. My goal is another 4-6 weeks to hit that number (not 12 which is how far from 16 weeks I am.)
My transition to a more minimalist style running is "going." I'm finding it hard to get my weekly drills in and I think that's slowing my progress. Last weeks class showed a marked improvement over the first class, but I'm still heel-striking and getting a lot of push off. I'm just going to keep working on it.
In other running news, I found a new run group. Atlanta Southside Runners. They are just getting started with a new "beginners" group and I've convinced James to join me on the runs. Yes, I'm going back to the beginning - but this is an opportunity for us to do this together. I'm not sure what this means for me and GFA, yet. I may still make some of the runs. But, honestly, driving an hour each way to run + seminars, socializing, etc was turning into a half day (or longer) affair. With ASR, we're done right now by about 8 (and that's waiting for everyone to be finished.) I can hit the gym for some heavy lifting or hit CrossFit for a Saturday morning class and still be home by 10 or 10:30 at the latest.
Two Saturdays ago, I did the run, lifted heavy at the gym, did an ab/core class, and was home in the shower by 10:15. I had time to run errands and clean a little house before spending the afternoon with my family at the pool. That right there is what I'm looking for in my "athletic career."