Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Closing Up Shop

When I started walk/running I thought it would take forever to be able to run. I thought it would take a long time before I would be able to actually run a 5k. I figured that by the time that rolled around I would be thin. I've focused more on the running than the actual weight loss, trusting that the one would bring the other. So far that has been the best decision I've ever made. There are two reasons I started this blog. The first, I couldn't find many blogs about weight loss and running that started when the individual did. It seems most people who lose weight by running start their blogs well after the fact. What I was looking for was to be able to see more of the ups and downs and days in and days out of the process. The second, was so that I could have a log of my progress. If I were to run into problems or what have you, I wanted to have something to point to and say well that's what I've been doing. So what I'm trying to say is that Fat To 5k is over. I did the 5k. I'll leave this blog up in case anyone else might need to see what it was like for me to go through this. Here's a couple pics from my exercise log.

Overall stats and a graph of the last month of runs leading up to the race.

An overall graph first walk to race.

If you want to keep up with me in the future I've started a new blog where I'll be logging my progress in pursuit of a half marathon.


Pat said...

you had me scared. I thought you wouldn't be blogging at all. I'll see you on the other blog.

Dan Seifring said...

Had me going to Pat. I will be glad to follow the new blog.

Jeff said...

Ditto for me, too! See you on the other side.

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Me too!! WHEW! We will manage to stalk you no matter where you go. :)

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I'll be honest It was a bit of halloween trick to leave the link to the new blog at the bottom of this post. I posted an announcement at the top on the right for anyone else who might find this blog.

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