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    So my thirty day experiment ended last Wednesday-which was actually 28 days-but four weeks since I started.  It was also the day husband and I left for Florida.  We didn’t get back till Sunday {more on that later}, so I still haven’t had an updated body-fat test done, but I will-no worries.  At the time of the four weeks though, I’d lost 7 pounds of scale weight which I was happy about, improved my running & exceeded my previously longest run {4 miles} to 5.05 miles, so that was progress.


    I continue to feel good.  I continue to write down new goals and have a desire to do and be better.  To do and be more.  I’d like to have my blood work done and see how that part of my body is doing.  It’s so easy to get caught up in the “mirror view” and only care about what my daily choices are doing for me on the outside.  If I think about it carefully though, it’s really about the benefits happening on the inside.  The part that might just keep me around a lot longer.

    With that said, I am still a long way from perfect.  My eating has left much to be desired some days.  I didn’t get enough water this past weekend.  I have been averaging about 5 hours of sleep a night-not enough by the way-and I don’t always manage my stress the most effectively.  And sometimes I don’t get my workout in till 10:15 at night {pics taken just a few minutes ago as I’m gearing to get my workout done as soon as this post is finished}.  But I’m trying.  I’m taking baby steps forward, and that is worth it.


    So what’s next?  In one month and one day, August 27th, I will be doing this race: http://www.thedirtydash.com/.  I know, WHAT AM I THINKING??  I have never been one for organized competitions, and especially team competitions.  I like to do my own thing, go at my own pace, and am generally just happy if I finish.  A friend from high school put a group together and invited me to join.  I hesitantly {after much thought/prayer/anxiety} said yes & joined the group.  I immediately had “joiner’s” remorse.  What if I can’t finish?  What if I hold the team back?  What if I break my ankle in the mud?  What if I can’t climb that stinking wall??  {That’s really my biggest fear-I don’t have a lot of upper body strength}.


    But, I signed up.  And that’s half the battle.  So for the next month I’ll be continuing my 10k training and weight lifting, doing my best to make great progress on both my inside and outside while I’m at it.  Wish me luck.


    And please don’t tell me to break a leg.



4 Responses to 30 day update

  • Candace Nielson wrote on July 27, 2011 at 7:42 // Reply

    You seriosuly inspire me more than you know. You are always exactly what I need to hear and someone that validates my thoughts and feelings. YOu are amazing and I’m so proud of you for all the progress you make-yet for being human still. Good luck with your dirty dash. I think it will be a lot of fun. Love ya lots!

  • crystal wrote on July 27, 2011 at 8:45 // Reply

    Hey…i am planning on running the dirty dash too…

  • Elizabeth Peterson wrote on July 27, 2011 at 3:56 // Reply

    I have always thought the dirty dash looks like so much fun. If you get through this one and ever decide to do it again let me know, I would love to do it with you! Good Luck!!

  • Brenda wrote on July 28, 2011 at 10:48 // Reply

    You da man Karli-girl :)


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