Sadly, I joined another one against my better judgement knowing I was only 2 weeks from my half-marathon, and calorie counting was not going to be a focus. I have stayed pretty stable, and may end up losing a pound or two, but certainly won’t be winning.
I had always planned to do another one in May, with the goal of losing another few pounds before the unofficial start to summer. Then I signed up for another half in July – the Rock n Roll Chicago Half-Marathon – and have been reading for years about the impact on running times with weight loss. Runner’s World has touched on it a few times, but their Beginner’s Only Q&A is a great summary of the research. Basically, a 10 pound weight loss can improve your time by 20 seconds per mile. For me, that spells PR, especially because I have an extra 10 pounds that I can, and probably should, lose.
So, I started my own DietBet: Summer Slimdown with RunStretchGo.
Looking to stay on track the last few weeks of spring? Join us! It’s an easy, fun way to stay motivated, and the potential money isn’t too bad either!
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Since I’m kicking off my own DietBet, and kicking up my training, I’m going to need to increase my hydration level every day. My favorite way to do it: Nuun Hydration! So I’m hosting my first giveaway! Since I’m not self-hosted, the widget won’t work 😦 Just click on the link and you can enter!
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