Tuesday, February 05, 2013
30 minutes elliptical HIIT: 3.35 miles
There, that's out of the way.
On a very personal note, January was full of loss - my grandmother passed, which was expected but heartbreaking nonetheless, and a few weeks later a classmate of mine unexpectedly, tragically passed away.
This plus a new rotation has caused some...chaos. But now that it's over, focus has returned and it's returned with a vengeance. I have dozens of reasons to drop the next two sizes - selfish reasons. And why shouldn't they be? My grandpa once told me that sometimes in life you have to be a little selfish and if that means that I'm going to buy myself a hot little dress for graduation two sizes smaller than I am now, then so be it.
But I'm at my best when I have a purpose. I ran my first race for my mom, celebrating her successful battle against breast cancer. So now I've made an internal pledge that I will run the next Seattle half. I started training for that much later than I've started running now and while it will take me a few months to get back up to speed, so to speak, and while I'm facing some really weird schedules and hours doing it (long days, long nights, 12-24 hour shifts, tests to study for) I WILL do it. By this summer I'll be raring to go and I'll be in hiking shape and mountain hiking shape.
...for my graduation.
...for my future.
...for my honeymoon...to climb Mt. Fuji...
...for those who can't run a half marathon because they left too soon to do it.