Runner. Mother. Wife. I started running to lose weight. I have lost over 50 lbs. I have done 2 half marathons, one full marathon, a duathlon, and two triathlons. Next up? My goal is to be happy. Be healthy. Be active. Challenge myself in ways I never dreamed of until I started this journey. Running is what got me started, but I recently discovered I love biking. Who knows where the road will take me.

This is where I will be the next two days. Attempting to eat healthy and relax, lakeside.

Look at how pretty she is.

I only had one (operation pants) and now I am back at home packing up the camper.

Hoping to get a run in while on vacation.

Look at how pretty she is.

I only had one (operation pants) and now I am back at home packing up the camper.

Hoping to get a run in while on vacation.

Because every bike ride should end with raspberry mojitos.

Because every bike ride should end with raspberry mojitos.

Someone wants popcorn.

Someone wants popcorn.

Work meeting was cra-zay. Absolutely crazy. So much back and forth.

I do know where I will be, and I am happy with the decision, but man, SO MUCH DRAMA!

It’s done though, so there’s that.

Time to get ready for the school year.

(And make dinner and pack for camping.)

Three miles!

I have to say, I was dreading this run.  For some reason anything over two miles makes me doubt myself.

Silly for someone that used to run half marathon distance, huh?

Since the foot injury, running has changed for me.  I can no longer do big runs.  I can no longer run fast.  Well, I could.  I would just wreck my body in the process.

It isn’t worth it.  So now, my “long runs” are 4 miles and my pace is what it is.  

And 3 mile runs sound big and ominous.

This run was great from the start though. It felt good and solid and I found myself just enjoying the run, even on the treadmill.

Three miles!

I have to say, I was dreading this run. For some reason anything over two miles makes me doubt myself.

Silly for someone that used to run half marathon distance, huh?

Since the foot injury, running has changed for me. I can no longer do big runs. I can no longer run fast. Well, I could. I would just wreck my body in the process.

It isn’t worth it. So now, my “long runs” are 4 miles and my pace is what it is.

And 3 mile runs sound big and ominous.

This run was great from the start though. It felt good and solid and I found myself just enjoying the run, even on the treadmill.

This pretty much sums up my relationship with food.

This pretty much sums up my relationship with food.

Tomorrow is supposed to be a bike day, but Friday I am meeting some co workers to bike into town for breakfast and then bike home.

That means that tomorrow needs to be my run day.

Goal: 3 or so miles

Now I just need to get to bed at a decent time so I can get up and running at a decent time.

Who’s running tomorrow?

I am feeling okay in this body today.  It feels good to be back on the wagon and make good decisions.  It also feels good that it isn’t overly hard right now.

I am feeling okay in this body today. It feels good to be back on the wagon and make good decisions. It also feels good that it isn’t overly hard right now.

It’s too early!

I’m not ready!

It’s too early!

I’m not ready!