One Day at a Time w/5K Pix
Thursday, June 14, 2018
The pictures from the 5K Natalie and I ran-walked on Saturday have been posted, so I will share. I told her that when I used to run with her cousin Martin I'd slow to run with him the whole race and then he'd sprint past me at the finish. She thought that would be fun:
I'm glad I did it and am looking forward to making the next 2 Watermelon races fun for both of us. These "races" are just for fun and fitness, helping Natalie develop some cardio to help her with dancing and gymnastics. But I'm going to get serious and start training for the November 10th Red Ribbon Half Marathon. In that one, I want to run well. I'll just take it one training day at a time and see.
And thinking about one day at a time, right now I'm trying to lose a few pounds and it seems so slow, even though I am actually doing well. Seems like I had quite a few years that I'd gain a pound or 2 or fluctuate 3 or 4 and lose it within 3 days, a week at the most. But I've been working on this now 6 weeks and I'm not there yet despite only very minor deviations from the food plan. I can see why in years past when I had 50 or more pounds to lose, I got discouraged many times and gave up. But this time I also remember that when you stick with it, that persistence will eventually pay off. So I intend to. And I hope to remember, top of mind, how tough it is to lose, so that I work harder to truly maintain after I lose 2.2 more pounds. Getting to my goal weight will make it easier and more fun to run, too!!
Wishing you many, many good days, one at a time!