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Overdue Catch-Up

Monday, June 02, 2014

So.... 3 months have passed since my last blog. Don't worry, I haven't fallen off the wagon and I haven't given up.

Mainly I just live life. I have been enjoying life in my new body, after all that is the ultimate goal, to be healthy and "normal". It feels great to not be completely obsessed with my weight. Don't get me wrong I still track all my food and exercise, I just don't spend all day thinking about what I ate, or how much I need to exercise. I do feel like it was necessary to be consumed with my weight loss while I was losing weight, but it is so freeing to know that I can be more normal now.

These past 3 months have been great. I trained for and completed a half-marathon, with a time of 1:56:42, which was more than 3 minutes better than my goal time. My time also got me 2nd place in my age division. I was the 6th female to finish overall. It was a hard race, over 1100 feet in elevation climb and 1000 decrease; although I swear I don't remember going DOWN any hills. LOL! It was also a gravel road, OUCH! Everyone that I talked to after the race said it was the hardest half they had ever ran, of course I would choose that as my first. Overall the experience was AMAZING! I'm not sure if I'll do another half-marathon, the training is rough. I love 10k's, I've ran 2 of those and am getting ready for another next month. They are FUN!!

Remember over the course of this process, your overall goal is HAPPINESS! You don't have to be the perfect size, the perfect weight or the perfect person. You just need to be the perfect YOU!!

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