Just as I expected, the scale is up by two pounds from last week. However, I am back on the right track and I expected the scale to go up. Now I have 13 pounds to go to the 100 pound mark. I will get there this year and meet my goal of reaching that point before the year is out. When you go off the reservation as I did, that happens. I'm not going to let it get to me and instead am looking forward to this Sunday's long run.
On Sunday I am running my third half marathon or longer run. The first time I ran that far I was 8 minutes over 2 hours, the second time I crossed the 13.1 mile mark at just 6 minutes over 2 hours. I'm getting closer to the 2 hour time for the half marathon and it would be really cool if I run this Sunday in under 2 hours. The San Jose Half Marathon is getting really close now, just 23 days until the run. I'm excited for it, but also a little nervous. There are going to be about 10,000 people running this race and then all of the spectators, family, workers, bands, and others are going to make this a very crowded and busy event. I've been hearing that the start of these races always goes a little slow because it is so crowded at the start line, so it will be interesting to actually experience that. This race has more participants than only other race I am running this year, so it will be good practice for the process of running a big event.
In May when I ran my first 5K, it was a nice small event. My Aunt and Uncle who are big runners and ran the event with me were commenting on how nice it was to not be that crowded. I'm a little nervous because of the sheer size of San Jose, but I'm sure I'll have fun there.