What have I been doing? Part 1
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
I had started a couple of blog updates, but I see I never posted them. So what have I been doing all this time? A LOT has happened.
First, I didn't make it to the race I mentioned in my last post. I'm a big girl and I don't have the body of a runner. I know this. It's a joke in my family that we weren't built for running, with our long bodies and short legs. Anyway, when I went to register for the race the lady (from the Memphis Runners Club) took my application, then looked at me and said, "Do you want the whole registration bag?" I looked at her confused and said, "What?" She replied, "Are you actually going to do the race or are you just here for the t-shirt?" I told her I was running, took my bag and high tailed it out of there. I sat in my car and cried. Then I came home and crawled in the bed and cried some more. Here I was feeling good about myself for completing a 5k, losing weight (I used to weigh 263 lbs for goodness sakes!) and slowly but surely getting in shape, but to her I was just a fat chick. It still hurts now thinking about it almost 2 years later.
I'm not sure if I mentioned it before, but I fell at work a few years ago and hurt my hip and knee. It eventually started affecting my back. So I was going to the chiropractor for adjustments, but I've lost my health insurance. So now I have to really take it easy. I'm not running. Once I have health insurance again, I plan to start back. But I can't really take any chances of hurting myself right now without insurance. I'm trying to walk more and do strength training in the meantime.
That's about it on the physical side. I've lost about 15 lbs in the 2 years since I last blogged on here. I will try to update the rest of what's been going on sometime in the next few days.