So... is racing like giving birth?

Saturday, January 05, 2013

I don't have kids yet, but I think running a half is kind of like having kids. I was excited and a bit wary up until the race, preparing, training, taking vitamins, reading articles and buying gear...during the race I was miserable and hurting, begging for drugs, but I had to keep going, and then after the race I felt awesome and now I can hardly remember the pain at all and I just was thinking to myself that it wasn't that bad and that I should do another! lol

I'm 5/5 of days exercised in January and days with all food tracked! I'm feeling a lot better about where this is headed now. I've got to finish this so i don't have to start over anymore!
One thing that's really keeping me going is a sheet of goals I made a while back. It's hanging by my computer and when I was off track, I kept looking at it and remember how much I really wanted those things. To wear medium shirts, to look good in pictures, to wear a Black Widow costume next Halloween (the Avenger, not the Spider), and lots of other stuff. And then there's my favorite quote-don't give up what you want MOST for what you want NOW!

And a big part that I have to remember is that when you become a Christian, you have the ability (and you are supposed to) bear the Fruit of the Spirit--love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, and SELF CONTROL. So there, I have everything I need to be a healthy person. God made our bodies to function on the food and the jobs he gave us. So I will eat healthy and I will move and I will become healthy!
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