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Nine Months...Really?


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Has it really been THAT long? Gosh, I swear it was just yesterday. Have faith, my sparkies, that I didn't give up and quit....I've still been running and exercising, I just haven't been on SP. Life got away from me I guess. That's all I can really think to say. The "doing" became more important than the "tracking" and time slipped away. Of course, the tracking is what keeps me accountable, and while I've still been working, I haven't seen nearly the progress I had whilst I was tracking, so here I am, yet again. So, where have I been since we talked last?
Well, I ran my half marathon! I was so happy. Running in Monterey was amazing, and I'm so glad to have chosen the Big Sur Half Marathon for my first big race.


The whole experience was amazing, and while I had hoped to have a better time, I was pleased with 2:40 for my first half marathon. Yes, I said first. I was bitten by the HM bug, and I've come to love the race and the distance.
While I was still recoving from "The Great Tripping Incident of 2011" I came to really enjoy cycling...at least in class at the gym, so when our Holiday Bonus came in the adoring Hubs and I bought new bikes!

Cycling is so much fun! We are very lucky to have some amazing expanses of bike trails here in Sacramento, so we take advantage of them weekly for rides together. This, and my already strong love of swimming gave me the flicker of an idea to try triathlons, and I'm excited to say that my first triathlon is in September. I can't believe it!
Food and eating are still my weak points...which is a large reason why I think I need that accountability of tracking and having my online support system with you to keep me going. I'm excited to be recommiting myself to the other half of this healthy lifestyle I've been building for myself, and I'm working hard to build a stronger nutritional foundation.
Here goes nothing!
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NATPLUMMER 6/20/2012 9:24AM

    emoticon What a great picture!!! Congratulations!!
Glad you're enjoying the cycling.

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JULESRULES78 6/20/2012 7:25AM

    Way to go! I am so glad to see you did a half marathon (I've dreamed about the Big Sur) and taking up cycling is awesome. Another something I still need to get into. I need a bike first emoticon I still track my exercise, but tracking food has become a real hassle since transitioning to a plant-based diet. Mainly because I have not take the time to enter my recipes into SP like I did when I first started.

I look like you are doing great and I am so happy to see that you have adopted fitness as part of your life. That is great!

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MRS.LAND 6/19/2012 7:54PM

    AMAZING!!! What an inspiration! I am just starting to run. I am hoping to run my first 5K on Labor Day (the Birmingham Color Run), My ultimate goal is to run a 1/2 marathon. Maybe the Rock & Roll half in New Orleans next march. Time will tell. Good luck with your endeavors and keep up the great work!
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LALMEIDA 6/19/2012 6:49PM

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