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.
One of these things is not like the other.
Someone once told me to think of pizza as a vessel for my vegetables.
I thought he was crazy.
Turns out, he was right, as usual. It is delicious.
And yes, carrots on pizza. He may not agree on that point, but don’t knock it until you try it. Top notch!
Pizza for my fam. Pizza for me. And leftovers for me because no one else will eat it = bonus.
Finally ending my day in the same chair I started it in.
My cold has that has been hanging on has now added in the annoying non stop cough. My husband finds it almost as annoying as I do, except he can sleep through it and I can’t.
I took some sleep meds tonight though so I will hopefully get a decent sleep.
I have a five (!!!) mile run on the schedule for tomorrow. I might try to sneak away and head into the gym to just get some downtime and clear my head.
In other news, I have decided to continue to wear my “ho ho ho” pants until the snow melts - at this rate it could be a while!
It’s finally here!
I feel like it’s been a crazy week and I haven’t gotten to just sit and relax and unwind… or zone out on the couch and watch trashy reality tv…. Netflix….read…
Having the teens here is great. It’s wonderful. They are getting work done and slowly getting caught up. They need constant supervision though because they are so easily off task because that’s what they are used to, no one caring if they didn’t do the work.
We are working on finding a balance between working on homework and being the soft place to land when they just need support.
We are also working on making sure our two kids feel included. So far, they have been awesome and keep asking when L&C get to come over next.
It’s a process though. It will take time. We will just continue to focus on the positive and take it one day at a time.
We are not miracle workers.
Feeling like a bad ass. I killed it today in the gym. I upped my weights for all my strength and had a really great run too.
I did manage to slam my finger between a 15lb medicine ball and the rack though. That hurt. Still does actually.
Now it’s home to shower and get dinner going for our “family” of 6!
Throwback Thursday, April 2010.
I went hiking with my friends that day. I had a lot of fun. It was our first fitness adventure after agreeing as a group that we wanted to lose weight.
I remember being proud of myself for getting out there and doing something.
And then I got home and saw the pictures and got so embarrassed and depressed.
But I didn’t let that stop me. I kept going.
Almost four years later (where does the time go?) I can now look at this picture and just feel proud.
I did it. I lost weight. I got healthy. I made small changes that led to big changes. Those changes led to more changes which helped me believe in myself.
Now I know I can do anything if I put my mind to it. I may not do it well, it may not be pretty, but I will do it.