I am usually one to write and allow you to stew in the juice of anticipation of climax to my story. But today I just don’t have it in me to do that to you.
As many of you know, those that read my blog (not sure who else I am writing to….if you don’t read my blog I have no other way to reach you) that Jamie @ The Life of Jamie and I entered into a gentleman’s agreement (at least on my part it was) to see who could lose the most body weight by the end of July.
My adventure has been somewhat up and down, mostly down. Yes, I did lose weight but not to max ability. Jamie traveled all the way from Jamie-ville and planted a rock in my running path that caused me to break my ankle. This happened in the infancy of our challenge. I never had the chance to “Get at it” like I wanted. I had big plans and high hopes that this challenge would help in my pursuit of prime conditioning for the half marathon and duathalon I had planned on entering.
As you read about my journey trying to lose weight with a broken ankle I hopefully painted a picture of a guy that wouldn’t go down easily. Let me tell you, I used a lot of paint trying to create that picture. Every step with this broken ankle was like someone hitting me with a bag of horseshoes. At least now I only have a small jockey sitting on my back hitting me with a riding crop in the ankle. And if you don’t get my analogies, I put on a brave face, it hurt and still hurts… 😦
I think I still have a good 2 weeks before I’m at full capacity. But I have a new pair of Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 running shoes set to arrive on Wednesday!!!! We’ll see if I can keep them in the box until I heal to 100% or if I feel the need to take them out for diner and a movie. And by diner and a movie I mean a nice long run.
Ok, well this isn’t about what I am going to do or what I wanted to do. This post is about what I did and what I accomplished. Which wasn’t much. So here is my final weight….(hold the snickers and giggles)
So where does this leave us? I started at 229 pounds (that’s a lot of weight but I make it look good) down to 225.6 pounds. I will take the loss that I achieved since the ankle hindered my ability to do any type of cardio.
What about the final tape? Ugh, alright I will go and tape myself….hold on!
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