I took a 10 day trip in which I gained 5 lbs. I ran most days so I shutter to think how much it would have been without the exercise.
So i am doing a redo of the 5 lbs lost. So far so good. Losing weights motivates me to lose more.
I went for a good run today (chasing my 5 year old on her bike). The 1/2 hour went by easily which is a good sign. I still have lots of time before the race but I would like to be very prepared.