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Hello, hello!! Long time no see, I know. I bet you thought I had been taken hostage by aliens due to my lack of posts lately, and while I haven’t been, I kinda have been at the same time. More on that later. First, let’s get back to introductions.
Today I am linking up again to Heidi over at Heidi’s Head for 3 Things Thursday! I love this format and have linked up before, but it has been a while so bear with me while I get my blogging feet wet again. So without further adieu…
1. Once upon a time, if asked if I was a runner, I would reply that if I was running, you better run, too because something (like a clown or giant spider) were chasing me. Now if asked that, my response is more on the line of, “I’m trying to be.” And I am. Trying to be a runner. It’s funny because I have always hated running. I was horrible at it in grade school, always picked dead last for every P.E. sport or game because I was mercilessly teased for running like a duck. Yep, Duck Dawn. Stop laughing. I don’t really run like water fowl any longer, but I am still a Hobbit and have Hobbit legs. Hiking is way more my thing, and I do it well. Running is a whole new ballgame and while I am not great with low times yet, I am at least getting off the couch and moving.
In order to keep inspiring me to run, and maybe a little bit more of the reasoning for my running is the races. I am currently signed up for 5 different races between now and February and I am thinking of adding in the Inaugural Jeff Galloway Half Marathon in Atlanta for December. I started with using the Jeff Galloway method for beginners and soon I will be switching to his Half Marathon Method in training for the races, but I initially started out with the cool app C25K (Couch to 5K). Both have been great training tools to get me on the right track.
While I still have a long way to go, I am more and more proud of myself every day. I have a lot of weight to shed after 2 years of stress eating coupled with long-term steroid treatments and reduced activities, but I am getting there. I can see a difference already in my body and my clothes fit better and better every day! I am even wearing clothes I hadn’t worn in two years, and the pants I am wearing in the two pictures below, I can now walk right out of without undoing! Woot, woot, go me! 😉
Slowly but surely, I will get there. One tennis shoed foot in front of the other.
2. I started running because of Disney. Yep, I blame the Mouse. This past February I had an amazing trip to Walt Disney World with 4 girlfriends who were running races during the Princess Marathon weekend. I had not signed up in time because my doctor didn’t give clearance in time, so I was just an observer. Well, observer no more! I want this bling…