Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Found My Momentum Again

This Saturday is my big 15K race in San Antonio.  I’m really excited!  It’s the furthest race run I’ve done yet, but it’s not the furthest I’ve run.  I’ve been running 9 miles or more for a couple months now, so I’m not worried about being able to finish.  I’m curious to see how “fast” I can run it in.  I’d like to do it in 1:35:00.  I think that’s a good time.  I’ve done 8 miles in around 1:22:00-ish, so I think that goal is totally achievable for me.

Tomorrow is my “Friday” at work.  Friday around noon, I’ll be leaving to head out for San Antonio.  I’ll check into a hotel for two nights, then head out to scope out the race start and see where I’ll be able to park Saturday morning.  Then, at 4 or 5, I’ll head over to the Mexican restaurant where they’re doing the packet pick up at to pick up my packet and have dinner.  Then I’ll head back to the hotel and chill for the evening and go to bed by 10, because I’ll have to be up by 4:30 to make it to the race start by 6-ish so I can get a good parking spot and get comfortable before the race starts. 

The past few weeks, since I’ve been stable with my moods and have been able to control my eating, I have started to notice little thingslike being able to cross my legs and leaving them crossed and not be uncomfortable or in any way in any pain.  Before, when I would run my fingers along the bottom of my jaw and the front of my neck, there would be a noticeable “bump” right behind my chin bone.  Now, there’s not a “bump” there, it’s smooth from my chin to my neck.  Love it!  This has been something I’ve wanted since I started losing weight 2½ years ago.  It may seem small to some people, but it’s huge for me.

I feel good about my weight loss and my journey to being fit again.  Before, I was just “stuck” and couldn’t move forward.  Now, I’ve found my momentum again and it feels awesome.  And it feels great to feel the differences I’m making with my body.  And to see it in the mirror.  It’s very rewarding.  Of course, now that I’ve found my momentum again, I’m not sure how satisfied I’m going to be at 160that maybe I want to shoot for 155.  Oh my goodness!  155!?!?!?!  That’s just crazy.  But, I’ll think more about that when I hit 160.  Who knows, maybe I WILL be happy at that number.

This morning, I went to my dentist appointment at 8am.  I was going to go to the gym afterward, however, I was just incredibly tired, so I went home and took a nap instead.  So, tomorrow morning, I’m going to do the strength training workout I didn’t do this morning and then come home and do 30-60 minutes on the trak stand. 

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