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The big push...

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

This is the moment where I officially do not recognize myself. It has nothing to do with the reflection staring back at me from the mirror (because that hasn't changed a whole lot). But it has everything to do with my attitude, and how I feel about myself.

I am running a 5K in May.

Yup that's right. Me. Who does NOT run.
I swear I'm getting a t-shirt made with this on it, and I am going to wear it.

It's a trail run, and I'm doing it with my younger brother, so it might just turn out to be fun... if I don't die.
He is a runner and he is on strict instructions to drag me across the finish if I collapse.
He keeps telling me that "it's ONLY 5K"... but somehow I don't find this reassuring emoticon

I have 3 weeks. SO. I have been starting to run.
Now I will admit that I was pleasantly surprised at how sort-of-inshape I am! I actually did a 3.2 km run from my house to my mom's last Sat. and though I did walk a little bit, I managed to run about 3/4 of the way AND I did a sprint section! ... I only had to stop once for fear I was going to puke... emoticon

Though I forgot to time myself, I'm going to make sure that I do that next time!

As far as tracking goes, I've stopped :)
As I move away from my specific weight loss goals, I find that I'm eating more intuitively and I'm proud to say that I have not gained anything back since I stopped losing at Christmas. I have fluctuated +-2, but there have been no long term gains (despite the jellybeans).
Yay for me!
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  • EMELEE82
    WooHOO!!!! Way to go! trail running sounds invigorating!
    emoticon emoticon

    PS - that is the most awesome image ever. I need a tshirt like that! hahaaha
    2228 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/14/2012 12:09:34 AM
    I think its great you are going to run a 5k with your brother. Good luck! You can absolutely do it.
    2230 days ago
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