Here is a quick wrap-up post on my running and weight loss efforts for the month of April.


I’m really proud of the progress I made in April.  I set out to achieve two separate goals. 

First, was to break the 30 minute mark for a 5k. 
Mission Accomplished!  I ran in a 5k race called the Adrenaline Race Series in West Bend, WI.  I knew it was going to be a really flat course so I planned on really pushing myself.  I ran it in 29:46, so I didn’t have much time to spare.  My pace was 9:36.  I finished #5 out of 11 in my age group and #38 out of 178 overall.  I am so proud of all those marks.  It was the best I’ve done by far.  My previous best was 32:48 (10:34 pace).

adrenaline run series jay mel patti

My second goals was to run a total of 70 miles for the month.
I fell a little short of this goal.  I finished the month at 62.6 miles.  Still, I am really proud of this number, because my previous highest month was September of 2016, when I ran 51 miles.  I knew I would put up a pretty good number because I had my Bloop, 6 hour race at the end of the month.  I ran 23 miles in one day in that race.

Overall, I felt it was my most significant month of running.  I ran my fastest race.  I ran my longest race.  I logged the most miles in a  month.  So, I really proved to myself that I am on the right track, and my progress is showing it.

My goal for May is to log 45 miles of running.

Weight Loss:

I’ve been dieting long enough to know that weight loss plateaus are going to happen and to be patient through them.  I came into the month of May on a two week, no pounds lost plateau, that broke right at the beginning of the month.  So I was able to see some really great numbers on the scale.  I started out the month at 289.3.  I had a goal to finish at 283.3, that’s 6 pound weight loss goal.  I finished the month at 280.8.  That is 8.5 pounds lost for the month!  Which is am so proud of. 

For my month-by-month weight loss goals and results, click here.

My goal for May’s weight loss is 6 pounds.  So, I hope to finish the month at 274.8. 

I am really going to try and stick as close as possible to my diet this month.  I’ve got some great momentum and I don’t want to lose focus now.

What’s on tap for May? 

After a hectic running schedule in April, I don’t have too much planned.  I’ve got a 5k scheduled for May 27th.  The Operation Finally Home 5k.  It’s a fundraiser race for an organization that builds home for our military veterans as they return home from combat.  I know the course will be pretty hilly, so, I am going to do my best but I’m not sure I’ll be able to beat my previous best time of 29:46. 

On the personal side, the highlight will be a gender reveal party my wife and I are having with family and friends.  We will find out on May 13th if we are going to have a son or a daughter.  We are so excited and so ready to find out!

Thanks as always for the support!

~Jay Cunningham

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