Y’all. I’m running a half marathon this weekend. Can you believe it? (Because I can’t.)
My furthest distance has been 11 miles. I haven’t been training like I should have, but I’m also not super stressed going into this race. It’s going to happen. Carol and I are going to have a great time. And I’ll finish (as long as the stars align and no major injuries or disasters occur.)
I took my eating habits very seriously last week. I took them somewhat seriously over the weekend.
All of my serious and non-serious takes helped. I did managed to drop 2.5 pounds. That didn’t stop me from having a near breakdown at the doctor’s office, when the nurse wanted to weigh me. (I told her I didn’t want to be weighed. She argued with me and I fought back with the doctors who lectured me the last several times on my weight.)
I have a week-long work trip coming up. Two different hotels in that week. I’m planning out my workouts, because I WILL workout. I have to. Running is my therapy. And it’s cheaper than a therapist. (And more stylish. I do love my various BIC Bands!)
I struggled through a run on Sunday. Struggled. I went to the doctor yesterday to learn I had bronchitis (which I could have told them. I wish I didn’t have to go to the doctor in order to get a prescription – especially when I know what’s wrong with me.) Hopefully I’m feeling at least 90% by Sunday so I can take on the City of Oaks Half. I really wanted to run far on Sunday. That photo above? It was from my Sunday run. Sad I didn’t get to see more.
I managed a couple of treadmill workouts last week. I still hate the treadmill, but I’m glad that I am embracing it (especially when temperatures are cold and I can’t bear to run in that wind.)
I have a virtual 10k coming up on Thanksgiving, and I’ve signed my family up for the Resolution 5k on January 1. (The whole family – even the toddler – can participate!) I’m excited to get the family involved.
So I’m coming around. This is going to be a good season.
Are you making any changes to better/transform yourself?