It's time to get serious again. So serious that I joined a running team called Team Chances. It's sounds so sporty to say that I'm on a running team, but don't worry, they accept slow people (a.k.a. me) so its not as big time as it sounds.
Last night, I did my first training run for the half marathon I will be doing in February next year. This is the first time I have ran with any sort of effort since "running" the SLC marathon back in April. Ugh. So much is lost. Or should I say gained. Being on bed rest for two weeks really packed on the pounds not to mention I was not eating my best at that time (still not.) I have a long way to go. I used to be able to run once around the track at about a 5:30 to 6 min mile pace and my mile was a little faster than 8 mins. Now I bet my mile is around 11 mins, my knees hurt, I huff and puff, and my thighs eat my shorts.
With all of this in mind, I still came home feeling kinda encouraged. I've been in this boat more than once before and I've always been able to bounce back. I know I will get better and I'm excited for that. Although, I would rebound a lot faster if I could just lay off the junk like stupid Taco Bell! Why does it have to be so cheap and delicious? My life is SO hard.
Anyway, here's to my running rebound and laying off the fat and calories. And if you see me eating junk food, slap it out of my hand.