~ Athletic Character Statistics ~
Cholesterol: 121 (Total)
Capability: 25-minute jogs
Speed: 4.5 mph
In the past week there was some rough sledding, but some real shining moments as well. W6D3 was pretty awful - I got through the workout, but ended up feeling mentally defeated. If I had flirted anymore with the idea of stopping, we would have gotten married. W7D1 was also tough, as I did stop for two breathers. I decided not to beat myself up on that one. I didn't intend to start out too fast, and I proved I could do twenty-five minute runs. And on Monday's run, I had an amazingly fun time. I wish I could hop to that place at will.
Since my athletic character has achieved Level Seven status, I'm entitled to some bling. And this time, the choice was clear - I needed more clothes. The products are a black Nike Featherlight hat; a red Asics shirt; a light green Nike shirt; and another pair of compression shorts from Nike (just like the ones I got last week). All of these feature advanced wicking technology. The shirts are amazingly light and slinky, and the hat will hopefully save my baldish head from the sun.
About My Stats: With all this influx of gear, I can't really even say it's novice anymore - so I will call it intermediate. There are probably more advanced shoes available, and if I try real hard, I might be able to top a ten dollar watch. As a result of seeing the doctor, I got some numbers back in a phone message. My total cholesterol was surprisingly low at 121 mg/dL. He said my HDL/LDL ratio was in the ideal category, but I'll have to pick up the labwork sheet to get the actual numbers involved. Naturally, the thing I'm most interrested in figuring out is whose numbers these really are! I dropped another pound, and managed to remain 44.
It's supposed to rain like * f o r e v e r *, at least through Monday. That means I will need to confront the treadmill again. Don't get me wrong, I am a treadmill advocate, and it provides a reasonable approximation to running outdoors if you set it at an incline - I just need to get a good workout under my belt to put W6D3 behind me. As always, thanks to everyone for following my adventures!