It’s been 3 weeks since I shared my #keepingitreal post and I am still working at it. I have been running 3-4 times a week and it has been great. That feeling in my legs after a run, that feeling that once I finished my morning run I can really tackle just about anything, that feeling that knowing I got my miles in before work and I can do whatever after work. This is ALL great.
I am a work in progress. I always will be, folks. Good days, bad days, I will see them all.
I am a little more mindful about what I am eating. I have been eating breakfast every day and that has been a great habit to get back into. But there is still that little devil on one shoulder that tells me to eat whatever I want and not worry about calories. Mostly I listen to that devil, but I also think I should work on my eating now that I have the running back in the mix. It is hard, folks.
Do I feel better, just three weeks later? YES. Can I still work on being better? YES.
I still haven’t stepped on a scale. Who knows that that number is. But I feel a little better in my clothes. And I’ve been wearing tank tops again. Running has a way of making me feel better about myself pretty quick.
Yesterday, I ran Iron Girl in Clearwater, the 5K. It’s the first time I haven’t run the half marathon. But I am okay with that. It’s officially been a year since I ran a half marathon. I have run 15 of them and decided, that’s probably good for now. I had a blast yesterday with my girl Corinna. We run SO well together. We can tell when the other is struggling or needs a break. We know when to push when the other needs it. And we know how to be a fantastic friend through it all. I am not sure I ever would have done half the races I have if she hadn’t been out there with me.
Running Iron Girl this year was not about time or setting a new PR. It was about my promise to myself to be more active. To get out there and do more. I still love running and races. I love start lines and I love finish lines even more. Add my favorite bridge into the mix and I am a happy girl. Being an Iron Girl Ambassador this year was also fun.
So, I will keep on keeping on. I’ll keep running in the morning and enjoying the peacefulness of the sunrise as I take time for myself. I’ll work on the eating. I’ll keep working on me. Always #keepingitreal, I will always have #worktodo.