Hello? HELLO! Is this thing on?? I'm not sure I have have any readers left out there, but here I sit. I thought I'd update everyone on my journey.
My weight loss has come to a stand still since my Dad died. Because until recently...I honesty did not care. I'm grateful I have gained hardly any weight back, but it sure isn't moving the other way either. So..it IS time to get busy again. It's for sure a 2 steps forward, one step back thing.
I completed a 10K in Garden City Saturday. I ran A LOT. I have been working on a running program, and until this, I had only done 2 miles. I'm not really sure what I was thinking when I signed up, but I did finish and managed to take a personal record by taking off over 3 mins off my time from a 10K almost exactly a year ago. Maybe soon I'll actually TRAIN for a 10K and see what I can do! HA!
I got REALLY tired around mile 4.5-5. The road we were coming off of seemed like it would never end. And then a song came on through my headphones that reminded me of Jamie. And of my Dad.
My heart and lungs are strong enough to do whatever I ask them to do. I'm alive. I suddenly felt super silly for feeling tired, and told myself to NUT UP, BUTTERCUP. I plowed through those last few miles and felt great as I crossed that line.
My recovery time has been much easier this time. I had some butt/ back of the thigh pain, and was super stiff. But--no blisters, no shin pain, no knee pain. God Bless you, GoRUN, for my new shoes!!
I also realized that while I may not think much is changing scale wise, I CERTAINLY would not have signed up to do 6 miles, "just for fun" a year and a half ago.
Progress is STILL progress, no matter how slow, or what form it shows itself! Must keep telling myself this!