It's been a year! Ups and downs and now mostly ups. I'm down 40 lbs....only 80 lbs more to no longer be morbidly obese I am eating a well-balanced menu everyday. For 8 months I was on a very restrictive glycemic index diet. I'm working through Weight Watchers now - using what I've learned from the GI diet - and combined with 3 days of simple weight training and intense elliptical workouts, the pounds are disappearing.
This weekend I did a test walk of the Ptree. Total mileage of 13.2 kilometers in just under 2 hours at a very easy pace. I'm still doing a bit of running on the trails - 1 minute running and 2 minutes walking - but I'm concentrating more on getting my endurance up and the pounds off. Hopefully in August I will really start with the run/walking. I just signed up for Pensacola's half in November. I'm confident I can get the 13.1 in under 3 hours.
Anyway, great year. Lots of change. A lot more change coming. Next year this time, I'll be running thru the entire Ptree!