Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Hola Darkwing!!

Finished my first Darkwing today!! For those that are unfamiliar...a Darkwing is approximately a 5 mile run with a 16 min/mile pace or better. My run happened to be exactly 5 miles and I was well under the pace. About 1/4 into it, I was not feeling like I was gonna finish very strong, but then the closer I got to the end, the more motivation I got complete the full 5. Needless to say, I was very happy when I finished. I'm definitely sore now, but nothing feels injured. During my run I realized how lucky I am...but more on that with a later post.

Obviously, exercising has been going well. Actually, yesterday and today I went into work at 6:oo a.m. and got a quick workout using light weights, and then after work I headed outside for a run. I'll probably scale things back a little tomorrow, depending on how I feel.

Now that's all good stuff, but what I'm really excited about is the eating. I've been doing really good so far. I know it's only been 6 days and it's easy after a week or two to slide backwards, but I haven't even had any cravings. My big test will be this weekend. My wife is going away for a girls weekend, leaving me home with my 8 month old daughter. That means fending for myself. Now this could go really really good, or really really bad. I'm hoping that because Monday is my weigh-in day, that will be enough motivation to be good during the weekend. I'll keep you posted.


Chris said...

Great job on the Darkwing! I hear ya on feeling better later on in a run, same thing happened to me yesterday!

Let us know how the weekend goes! I try to stay active when my wife is out of town, instead of hanging and watching TV. Keeps me from snacking all day!

Craig Wheeler said...

Great job on the five-miler. The eating thing is hard for me. I find it easier to keep a running schedule than to keep the diet going. And all the work travel I've been doing lately has been terrible for dieting...it is always a social eating atmosphere when there are multiple people on the trip.

Matt said...

Great Job!!! Keep it up

Rae! said...

Great job on the 5 miles. I am proud that you made it.
You will do just fine this weekend.If you feel the need to crave send me an e mail.

caballerofan said...

Way to go Heath!