5K that wasn't

Sunday, December 02, 2012

I decided to be brutally honest here. I was thinking I had a good chance of running some of this 5K and wound up not even walking a mile. Everything conspired against me it seemed. Shoes were worn out and it felt like I had on concrete blocks. My dog took off again and again after every squirrel she thought she saw. I was ready to sit down and cry.

Here I am right before the race.

I learned quite a few things from the race. One was, I need new shoes. Another, don't bring the dog unless and until she is broken of her chasing anything that moves, scampers or flies that has fur or feathers. Lastly, I've got to figure out a better way to deal with my peristomal hernia. I used some light support panties that I have used before and they cut it completely off (the stoma) which was a painful thing when it began moving and there was no place to "re-arrange" things so it wasn't blocked.

I have routinely walked 3 miles so I thought at least I could walk this one and throw in some running. Turned out to not be the case. At all. I won't fret too much about it. Just another experience along the way. I picked up some insoles for my walking shoes to tide me over until I get a new pair. We're still paying off a bunch of stuff from the past few months so I don't want to spend anything extra just yet.

I have been weighing and am still stuck on my plateau. I've not had an issue with the scale controlling my days so it's been good. My food choices have been so so. I am happy to say that I'm eating at least 80% of my meals on program. I hope to begin losing again soon. This is the most I've ever lost and maintained ever so it's a good thing. That's saying a lot.

Not looking forward to Christmas this year since we're not spending a dime extra. If anything it will be gifts for the grandkids. Just hoping my husband's truck makes it through the winter without blowing up again. I spent close to $1500 on my truck last month. It never seems to end sometimes. It's ok, we'll just shuffle money around.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and enjoys this beautiful time of year.
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    Hang in there my friend. Sometimes life is hard but you are strong and you will not give up. It's always good to learn from you experiences. At least you tried for the 5K, The 80/20 % is a good way to get back on track with your nutrition. emoticon emoticon Just cheering you on.
    1835 days ago
    I'm sorry that you didn't get to finish the 5k. You and your dog look like a great team. Great pic!! Better luck with the next one.

    I know what you mean about the truck, my husband has an old truck too, and it seems like it is always something. We are having a lean holiday as well. I bake cookies and make candies to give away. Since I gave up flour and most sugar, that is sure to be a challenge this year!!

    I wish you great success on your journey and have a beautiful Christmas season! emoticon
    1835 days ago
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