Monday, February 20, 2012

Run, Run, Run... or, Hike, Hike, Hike

The Humdinger 7.1 Trail run is coming up in less than two weeks (March 3) and the Hyner Challenge 16.4 Trail run is April 21.  Folks on the Hyner Ultra Hike Facebook group are asking tons of questions that are answering bunches of thoughts I too had.  The biggest... do I have to run this whole thing and feel like I have to "compete."  I'm thrilled to find out, NO.  If I wanna walk the whole thing, I can.  If I wanna run some, walk some, I can do that too.  The last person to finish last year took 10:04 and the last gal in my age group was just under 9 hours.  The fastest gal in my age group was around 4 hours.  That's quite a spread and I'll fit snugly in between the two.  Ricky and I hiked 8.5 miles yesterday (all walking) on some steep, rocky terrain along with smooth trail and it took us 3 1/2 hours.  Rick quit at the 6 mile marker and I pushed on to get some more mileage.  Judged on that time, if I decide to hike the entire Hyner Challenge (unlikely), it should take me about 7 hours to finish.  Realistically, I'm guessing I'll be done in 5ish hours with a combo of slow run/fast hike.  But the nice thing is doesn't matter -- when I finish, I finish.  I really like that.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Winning At Losing

The Chubublicans did it - we won! Week 6 results of the 6-week DCED Biggest Loser competition were kept hush-hush until today at the finale - a pizza party!  And the winner is.... the Chubublicans with a total weight loss of 89.4 pounds and 7.14%.  I'd say that's a success.  Congrats girls!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Week Five Results - Loser at Work

There's only one week to go and my team, the Chubublicans, are still in contention to win.  The scorekeeper won't share the overall tally to keep the incentive going for everyone to work hard, but one of the Chubs team members is keeping her own score and based on her numbers, we're still in first after week five in both total weight loss and percentage. The weight loss totals are very close with a 3 pound difference between first and second.  The Chubs are at 79.9 total pounds lost after 5 weeks.   The percentage of weight loss is the key to win and below is what we think the standings are after week five.  It pays to have a lightweight on the team to boost the percentage!  I'm not a numbers person, and hubby is, and he thinks we have a pretty good buffer from the second place team and could possibly win.  Of course I'm exercising my ass off trying to drop another 2 by Tuesday to keep that percentage high.  I'm tired though.  And ready to eat some cake - or anything with SUGAR.

TOTAL Percentage Loss of All Teams:
Thin It To Win It                   4.85
Processing Not Included        3.18
Victorious Secrets                 3.42
The Number Crunchers         5.89
Chubublicans                         6.37
Mission Slimpossible            3.07
Winners                                 5.682
Reducing Government Waste  5.05
Burgers in Our Sites                 4.48

Friday, February 3, 2012

Loser at Work - Week Four Results

My team, the Chubublicans, is still holding in first place.  It's a 5 pound and .25 percent lead which isn't much.  I told the girls not to let their guard down!   Here's this week's totals:

TEAM RESULTS (lbs and % body weight lost in past week)
loss/gain (lbs)
Thin It To Win It!
Processing not included
Victorious Secrets
The Number Crunchers
not sure
Mission Slimpossible
Reducing Government Waist
Burgers in Our Sites