Weight update first: up .8lbs. this week. I was disappointed, but not surprised due to the number of parties/luncheons I had this week. Although I did not go overboard at any of them, I definitely ate more than I usually do and that showed on the scale. On a positive note, I’ve lost 3 inches on my waist, 2.5 on my hips, and 3 on my bust!
On another note, the new season of MIT (Marathoner In Training) started this past Saturday. As I was driving there, I couldn’t help but think back to last year when I had first joined. I was a nervous wreck thinking, “what have I gotten myself into?” I didn’t know anyone. I was intimidated and felt very much out of my element.
Who would have known the journey that decision took me on! I completed not one or two, but THREE half-marathons! I’ve met some wonderful people that I am honored to call friends. I have lost 35 lbs and am on my way to becoming healthy and fit. I am a stronger, more confident woman, wife and mother.
This year my goal is to become faster. I made the hard decision to move from the 13 min/mile pace group to the 12 min/mile group. It was a tough decision, but one I knew I needed to make. Since the Columbus Half, I have been running at that pace and know that I can sustain it at least at lower mileage. I’ll see how it goes and if I have to drop back, I will.
I’m excited to see what this year brings! How about you? Any goals set for your running/exercising/life?
Finish Strong! Amy