I finally registered for the Pittsburgh 5k on the weekend, here is the route map! We start at PNC Park, cross the Andy Warhol bridge then end in downtown. This race is a great chance to take some pictures and enjoy everything so I'm not planning a fast one. Hopefully this will also be a great run to shake the marathon nerves out.
With 8 training weeks left until Pittsburgh I took a good look at myself. I even took pictures, which I will spare you (you're welcome). I need to lose 11 lbs to get back to my race weight of 128. I have fallen victim to something I call stealth fat. In December I had my second successful DietBet then promptly gained the weight back and then some. My weight has gradually edged upwards ever since. I didn't really notice until my jeans got tight recently. Stealth fat.
I'm not going to do another DietBet right now. The solution will be as simple as making good decisions. (Decisions that involve avoiding Wendy's). My incentive is visualizing the start line and how I want to feel on it May 4.
I may have mentioned this already but I've been taking weekly Zumba classes since October. Only I haven't been, not even close. We started a new set with a new instructor last week and I was horrified to find myself subjected to an hour of Latin ballroom-y music. Apparently this is what Zumba is supposed to be.
I managed to locate my last instructor at Heavens on Saturday. They have renamed our awesome class 'Pulse'. It was magnificent. I took Kev and we enjoyed a very high energy hour shaking our bits to Beyonce and her friends. His verdict? "I didn't hate it". Success!