A YEAR AGO……
A lot has happened in a year. When I get down on my weight, my training, or any aspect of my new healthier life I remember:
A YEAR AGO……….
I was carrying around 25 extra pounds and didn’t know that 25+ will still be coming off
I had a waist 4 in wider and thighs 4.75 inches thicker
My core was the leftover part of my apple
A long run was anything longer than 25 ft. - Now my longest so far is 16mi.
LSD was a hallucinogenic – Ok so it is but it is also a Long Slow Distance Run!
A track work out was something the High School Track Team did - now I do them!
A stick had nothing to do with running it was just something you played hockey with
PR stood for Public Relations (well it still does but not for a runner) – Now I have PR’s for 5K, 10K and half marathon
I hadn’t even thought of running let alone racing and WCRR, Huh? Now I have done 3 5Ks, 2 10K’s and 3 half marathons and belong to a running club. (WCRR)
Lake Murray was a place I drove to and maybe walked a little. I have actually run to it, around it, and back home again!
10 miles was too far to drive for dinner, now it is ONLY a 10 mile run.
I had Never heard of Spark People - now I know SO many Spark People and many have become good friends, running buddies, motivators or all of the above.
A year ago….. I went out on a huge limb and joined a group of women that I didn’t even know, who wanted to do something so outrageous, like run a half marathon. We called it couch to ˝ marathon and we trained all on our own, communicating only on line since we lived all over the country. We compared training, aches and pains and anything else on our minds and then 4 mos. Later we all met in Long Beach and we did it! Fast or slow, walking or even watching (one women was pregnant) we did it! It was amazing .
A year ago…. This is what my journal said, “Worked in garage had a good breakfast missed morning snack had a good lunch then went for long walk at the lake. 6 miles it said. Surprised I could do it. It took about an hour and half which seems fast but that is what the mile markers said.”
A lot can happen in a year. I can never forget that and I will never forget all the amazing people I have met on this journey so far and lots that I still haven’t met. I can’t wait for next year to see what new things I will do, new people I will meet, and accomplishments that I never could have imagined doing this year!