Thursday, October 18, 2012
Everyone has bumps in their training calendar... but I need to seriously put my feet to the pavement and smarten up over the next few weeks to avoid injuring myself.
Note to self: run for fun. Say it again, run for fun. Don't worry about keeping up a crazy pace, finishing in the upright position is a win.
My girlfriend is running her 2nd half this weekend a few thousand miles north of me - Go Mel Go! I signed up for mine (Ft. Lauderdale 13.1) because I was motivated she was gonna go for a second one. My third 1/2 marathon will be the Disney Princess Half in Feb. 2013 - it is my "real" race. I feel like I trained well for the Princess last year, and plan on following almost the same calendar. I have to keep reminding myself that the one I am doing (in less than a month) is really a glorified training long run. Yeah, right.
I run because I can - 93# ago, I could not.
I run because I know those who cannot.
I run for me.
Run for fun. Because running is fun - and quiet. Ha!
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
I am a bit melancholy about the whole process...no longer having a baby at my side (at some point I will stop referring to him as a baby, he's almost two and a half and going off to preschool...). I am planning on attending at least one Boo Hoo Breakfast and trying not to completely do the big ugly cry. But I am hopeful that some of those long term projects (that have been neglected because they need too much attention and use alot of dangerous chemicals and/or require a long time without little finger/foot prints) will get started. Not to say I don't look fondly on all those finger and footprints!
|Super-perky new WW Leader! Moi!|
Leading meetings is such a rewarding experience. The members are such a rich source of inspiration for one another and myself. I got into this to give back (hopefully) some of the good stuff I got by getting to my goal weight. The meetings are filled with magic. REALLY. The gems of insider info from a room full of kindred souls all wanting to live life healthy and to the fullest.
So here it is, on the verge of a Wednesday dinner (some delish WW sour cream/parm chicken leftovers!), and we are finishing up our school supply list and prepping for this Saturday's meetings: "If Only"... banishing that stinkin' thinkin' and using the inner treasures within reach to achieve our goals. All good stuff.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
I finished in 2:28 and change...and and and - I made it up from Corral G. The Corrals were only through H...that is running past a lot of folks, on a lot of sides of roads, and running in general. I never walked - and when I look back at my old posts that recognize I was so excited to run over 20minutes - my longest training run was just 10minutes shy of three hours of running. Pretty darn good for a gal who has only been running slightly over a year.
Having made all these big life goals - losing weight & getting healthy - and then running my half-marathon (which I will be doing again next year)... there is a bit of a "now what" going on in my inner dialogue.
My personal opinion regarding the weight loss - is that keeping it off is a real challenge and skill to be worked on every day. And keeping active is going to be crucial to my continued success. However - I am up for this challenge. I have come way to far to go back. And I love my healthy, active life that only comes with being responsible and accountable for my body. SCORE!