Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Weekly Fit Check: The One with No PRs

red applesHappy Wednesday! I hope this week is going well for you.

I am still maintaining. I honestly don’t think my weight moved at all from last week. While I would love to be making serious strides to reach my goal-weight, maintaining is definitely better than gaining.

So, no PR (personal record) on the weight-loss front and, unfortunately, no PR in my last 5K. Actually, there was something of a PR. My overall time was slower – 30:55 vs. 30:51 – but my pace time was faster according to my Garmin. I think that’s probably because of a more accurate course distance this time.

Either way, I felt like I made a good effort on my run, so I’m pleased with my time. I’m still hoping to break 30 minutes this season, though.

I missed going on a bike ride this weekend. There was a high chance of rain and it looked very much like rain was eminent, so we didn’t go – and it never did rain!

I’ve been looking at bikes. I didn’t know until just few weeks ago that there was such a thing as a duathlon – running and cycling, but no swimming. I could handle that! There’s one coming up in September that is a 5K run, 18K bike ride, and 5K run. I’d love to do that, but I’d have to get a decent road bikes.

Decent road bikes are not cheap.

I’m keeping my eyes open, though, hoping for a good deal.

What have you been doing to keep yourself healthy? If you’re stuck for ideas, check out these ten simple changes you can make to improve your health.

Do or do not. There is no try.



  1. Hi Kris,  I can't believe how far you've come!  To even be considering a duathon!  I can't EVER imagine myself in that place- well done you!   Well, I got weighed with much trepidation this week.  Having spent so much time at hospitals waiting around (sitting ALOT) I wasn't expecting great news.  I was pleasantly surprised to have seen a loss of 1 1/2 lb.  This week I'm focusing on upping my activity.  The weather in England is glorious at the moment, so it's no hardship to be outside and active!

  2. I've never heard of a duathlon either. Sounds fun!
    I have officially exercised for 30 days in a row (for the first time in my life) and it is definitely helping me achieve my goals.

  3. Great job! You've got to love the unexpected losses. And, yes, gorgeous weather certainaly helps the activity level.

  4. Way to go, Paula! Consistency equals results!

  5. This is the first time I commented, but I have been following you on this blog for a while. You are such an inspiration to me. I feel as if I will never be able to beat this, but your posts inspire me to start again. I thank you for being so transparent!

  6. I can't tell you how good it makes me feel to hear that, Janis. You CAN beat this. I know because I did and I never thought I could. You just have to start, then, don't stop. You can do it!

  7. Alright, Kris...I'm in.  Tomorrow morning my friend Sarah who needs to lose 80 and me who needs to lose around 50 are going to weigh in and then compete each week...loser pays winner the amount they lost. ;)  So tired of the excuses.  (ps-pretty sure I have now officially read every single post on this blog! lol)

  8. LOL I'm going to go check my stat counter and see if all the pages have your name beside them. ;-)

    I'm so excited for you and Sarah!! I remember what it feels like to start..and then to slowly realize that you CAN succeed. I think it will be such a huge benefit for the two of you to be able to encourage each other and hold each other accountable. I can't wait to celebrate your success with you!

    For the record, I love these kind of comments. They reinspire and remotivate me every single time.


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