It feels odd now that I don’t have a scheduled event for a couple months when I’ve been used to running in an event every 2 weeks or so. But I do have a goal this summer & that’s to lose weight – so far 6 pounds in about 2 weeks on my way to 15 pounds. Right now I don’t see a problem with reaching the goal, although I can tell the body is adjusting quite rapidly to the different diet by becoming more efficient & changing the metabolic rate -- so the weight loss won’t be as easy & it will be at a slower rate as the summer progresses.
I’m having mixed feelings about the works I’ve started at the gym to help my back. I don’t know if what I’m doing is aggravating the condition or that I must first endure pain to help. I feel if the pain is muscle pain, I’m on the right track – if the pain is in the backbone itself, it means I’ve done something wrong or I’ve overdone it. It’s a very tough thing to get right.
I worked about a half a day yesterday on the Siltstone Trail in