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Vacation, Races and Self Love

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Two weeks of vacation is such a luxury that I hardly ever take… but this year is different! Last week, I went to visit my son and his fiancee, meet her family and see the eclipse! It was awesome! I also took a short trip to the beach with my husband and his teenage kids. Ah, so glad mine are grown!

This week, I am taking some time off for me. To catch up on things that I’ve fallen behind on and finish unpacking (yes, months after moving!), hang some pictures and maybe even take the time to do some drawing and painting!

I also reset my exercise goals and created a training plan. Having been to the doctor for my neck pain and determined that biking and swimming were aggravating the problem, I made the tough decision not to do the September triathlon that I had hoped to complete. My doctor prescribed a few weeks of physical therapy, which I started last week. Running is still fine, so I am still planning to do my favorite road race, the Army Ten-Miler in DC. This race has become so popular over the past 10 years that it fills up quickly, so for the first time in a few years, I got in! So I reset my training plan and am looking forward to that race in October.

And after reading WATERMELLEN’s blog today on implicit fat bias, which suggests that fat bias can play a factor in derailing weight loss, I’ve decided that I need to start practicing a little more self love, accepting myself for who I am and where I am, even if I am not at my goal weight and am struggling with getting there. I recommend the blog, you can find it here:

Wishing all my Sparkfriends a happy and positive day!
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