by Craig Ervin
Well, here we are. The home stretch.
During the month of April, I lost an additional 5 pounds. I have 17.5 pounds to go to reach my goal of losing 50 pounds.
That’s 17.5 grueling pounds to shed off by the end of June.
Am I worried about not reaching the goal? Not in the slightest! I plan to make these final days the most unwelcoming experience possible for those 17.5 pounds. Those previous 32.5 pounds were the lucky ones!
My planned course action for additional pound-reducing awesomeness?
It has been well over a year since I've been able to jog or run for longer than a few minutes at a time. Just this past week, I managed a 50-minute run! I stopped the treadmill just at 5 miles. The smile that broke out on my face after having completed such a feat: PRICELESS!
Earlier this year, I experienced extremely painful shin splints. I got to the point where I truly believed I would need to put off running for good. After asking for advice and doing some research on the internet, the form of my shin-savior was revealed: A simple cylinder of foam.
Foam rolling was quite painful at first. It took a few tries before I was able to withstand the sensation, but the benefits soon outweighed the initial discomfort. I still experience shin soreness, but not nearly to the degree I had before I began using one. I highly recommend foam rolling for those out there that are cursed with frequent shin splints!
It’s true what they say - where there’s a will, there’s a way. To those final pounds: I’ve got my eye on you.
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