I know it has been awhile since I have posted a blog... so I wanted to let you know I am still here! The DH and I have been on THREE camp trips over the past month and internet service has been quite spotty. I upgraded my cellular plan so I had more data capability, but using a cell phone to post a blog is nothing less than a lesson in frustration... so consequently no blogs. The good news is I have had time to read and I actually have finished two books... Hooray!
The traveling we have been doing has been awesome. The Tetons and Yellowstone were fun and I the friends we were with were great fun. I did finish the Grizzly Double Dare doing a Half Marathon in the Tetons and a Half at Yellowstone. The elevation was above 6,000 ft so I knew that would slow me down but I had time to acclimate and that helped. The Yellowstone half was a trail run and it was the most difficult event I have ever done. I literally had to watch every step. It was like an obstacle course. On top of that, I had a horrible back spasm when I got out of bed that morning and it took me a good 5 minutes just to put on my socks. I seriously thought I wouldn't be able to get to the starting line... much less finish but I was determined to at least try. Somehow, I made it through. My back is feeling 90% better now and hopefully will be 100% by next week when I run another event on July 4th.
About my eating... I didn't do so well on the camp trip last month with my DS. When I got home and was up FIVE pounds I had a serious talk with myself. I love camping but I couldn't continue down this road... so I made up my mind that I had to find a way to make it work. I'm proud to report that the last two trips I have stayed on plan even though everyone else was indulging. I am reading Becks Diet Solution and applying the principles. It is working for me. I still want to take off 10 pounds before I do the Marine Corp Marathon October 30th. That is going to be challenging to find a workable eating plan to lose while training.
Thanks to everyone who has stopped by my page and left comments. I really appreciate hearing from you and am trying to keep up with blogs. Lots of times I can't say much because of the internet situation and hope you understand.
You are an inspiration! Keep on keeping on! One of my goals is to get stronger and leaner...it is a journey of one step at a time and I am committed to the process. Thanks for sharing! 1503 days ago
Whoa.....look at all the comments on your blog....you're wonderful....Nice work on adjusting the diet, but also taking the time to have time away. Keep up the good work...because it is good work for a better you....like the pictures from your camping excursions....they look like terrific fun. 1505 days ago
I have missed your blogs but you've managed to comment on my blogs even with spotty service which means a lot to me - thank you! It sounds like you have been quite busy having some adventures with camping and runs! Hope your back is feeling better by the time you read this! 1505 days ago
Vacations are hard aren't they?! I do eat a few special treats along the way but just make sure I am getting in plenty of exercise, mostly walking to make up for it. Keep up the great work! 1505 days ago