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Monday, January 14, 2013

That's how I felt yesterday running loops on the bike path - it was only cleared a couple of miles & despite the fact that the snow at home is now gone, where it wasn't cleared was still snowy & icy.

So I looped . . . and I looped . . . and I looped until I'd run 7 miles.

It sort of reminded me of my entire weight loss journey . . . back & forth & back again until, hopefully, I finish. Altho of course you NEVER finish. The last 20 yrs certainly have taught me that!

I ran 7 mles in 1 hr 24 minutes, while at the same time, pretty much, one of my husband's former coworkers finished a HM! Now THAT'S fast. I'm still proud of my effort. For me, it was a pretty good time.

It didn't feel easy . . . I had to push myself . . . until about miles 5-7 where suddenly I was able to lean into it just right & I ran faster than I'd planned to, without it seeming hard. I sure hope I can recapture that feeling!

And yes, THAT made me think of losing wight, too. How much easier it feels when leaning into it (taking baby steps) vs making huge changes.
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    Great job on getting 7 miles in. Even if it was loopy.... emoticon
    1919 days ago
    1921 days ago
    Good job on getting your run done. Loopy can be fun, at times. emoticon
    1921 days ago
    I so admire you running in the cold. I understand your response to my blog; I noticed that once I reach a weight, I hold it steady
    pretty well, even when I eat more. Over
    the holidays gave me that idea. Not to
    say that I'm kidding myself into thinking
    that I return to my lifelong being able to
    eat whatever and not gain. But my body
    does seem to stabilize pretty well. I am
    changing things up every few weeks, so not always low carbs. Next week,
    I'll be starting juicing again.
    1921 days ago
    Sounds like my run around the Disney hotel in August...it was a 1.1 mile loop and I needed to do 8.5 miles.
    Nice run!!
    1921 days ago
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