Friday, June 29, 2007

break through!

this week i started running again with a vengeance. i had been taking time off speckled with runs here and there because my right knee had been bothering me since i ran the marathon. i decided it couldn't wait any longer, though, because ben and i are running the provo freedom 10k on july 4th. the thought of running a race without being prepared does not sound fun to me. anyway, i started running on monday and my knee hurt slightly by the end of my run. but i just kept stretching my IT-band before and after runs and paying really close attention to my form and at the end of my run this morning, i realized that my knee didn't hurt at all! totally wicked awesome cool. i've had someone at my local running store tell me before that the best thing to do for an IT-band problem is to stretch it A LOT and keep running regularly, but i guess i didn't believe him until i had no other options. i totally wasted a month of training time. pretty dumb. oh well. we live and learn, right?

in other news, i weighed myself after yoga last night and was quite pleased with the outcome.

current weight: 134

goal weight: 125

that's a loss of 3.5 pounds since last week. only 9 more pounds to go...

5 comments:

Nate, Morgan and Asher said...

yeah, 3.5 lbs is awesome. I have totally been fluctuating since I fell off the wagon, but I think I am pretty much done with my sweets binging, then it's back to eating healthy, but not neccesarily a diet.

Nate, Morgan and Asher said...

oh yeah, and I like the new title a lot!

Gretchen&Robert said...

Hey Morgan and Whitney. Is this a new blog? Very cool! I was inspired when I read your marathon training (back in May), and it gave me the motivation to get back into running (I had stopped two years ago when I went back to grad school). At first it was so frustrating to have no speed or endurance, but after about a month of consistent running, things are going well again. I'm toying around with the idea of doing the Chicago marathon (or maybe just a half marathon) in October. Anyway, love the blog! You two rock!

Gretchen&Robert said...

P.S. As a side note, Tia is performing here (in Chicago) this summer in High School Musical. I'm excited to go check it out!

Terah said...

People should read this.