To say I'm proud of us doesn't even begin to say it. We started out the C25K (Couch Potato to 5K) barely able to run for a minute straight. We fought our way through the entire training and ran our 5K in 37 minutes!!!
Other than the awesome run, what have we accomplished? I've lost TEN inches and 6.6 pounds :) Fat Girl Slim has lost 14.6 pounds and TWENTY THREE inches. Not to shabby, eh? Here are all the numbers:
Fat Girl Slim's Week 13 Numbers:
Muffin Top's Week 13 Numbers:
Now that the 5K is over, it's time to move on. Since our ultimate goal is a half marathon, it's time to start upping the mileage. We've picked, and registered, for our next race. We'll be doing the very aptly named S.O.B. (Siskiyou Outback) 15K in about 13 weeks. This race takes place on top of the beautiful Mount Ashland which, during the winter, is a ski resort. So let me tell you, there are hills, lots, and lots, and lots, and lots, of hills. I don't know if there is a straight level section at any point of the run. Is it ever gorgeous up there though. Here's a few pics taken from the trail:
Views from the race route
As this is a 15K, it should be 9.3 miles. Not the S.O.B. though - the S.O.B. 15K is 9.7 miles. This bares repeating - we are going to run (not run/walk) NINE point SEVEN MILES! If that doesn't make us bad ass mo-fos, I don't know what does!!!
Obviously this is going to take some serious training and a shit ton of dedication. Using various training schedules I found on line, I compiled a training schedule for me and FGS given the time we have till the race (13 weeks), and the distance we need to cover by the end of that time. Here's what I've come up:
Yep, we're going to do this. On purpose.
I'd be lying through my teeth if I didn't tell you I am seriously worried about surviving this. Just looking at these numbers makes my stomach turn. But, you know what? I thought the same thing about the C25K schedule and I made that 5K my bitch! So I say - bring it on S.O.B.!!!