I am having a hard time staying motivated. Once you get in the habit of having a huge race/challenge ahead, it is hard to get out and run a measly 3 miles with no big goal in mind. I thought perhaps running shorter distances on a frequent basis would be a good thing to do. So that is what I am trying to do.
I have had a bit of set back in that my back is hurting. I went to the doc 2 weeks ago and had a CT scan last week. I should find out tomorrow what the result of that is. I had an ACDF (Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion of C5-6, and C6-7) in 1999 and my doc was afraid that I did something to all the stuff in my neck - and that they would have to "go back in" and get it fixed. Oh my. I SO don't want anyone going back "into" my cervical spine.
So I am still running. I really want to run the Boulder Back Roads (half) marathon on Sept. 21 - but I better find out what is going on with my back.
Oh, and on the weight loss front... I am down 6.6 lbs. That may not sound like a lot to anyone but me, but I know my body and 6.6 is a lot for me to lose. I am a slow loser! I feel like I am on a good slow steady progression. And after watching the Olympic Marathon last night, I realized that I would rather look like a runner than a shotput!