There have been at least a few times over the last several months where I told myself I would get back on track - but didn't.
I told myself I would get back on track after Christmas. That didn't happen.
I told myself I would get back on track after the peak of Minnesota cold weather. That didn't happen.
I told myself that I would get back on track prior to vacation. That didn't happen.
I mean...even a trip to Mexico didn't motivate me to get back on track enough to at least lose a few winter poundages. So to say that I have been lacking...something...is an understatement.
However - I think I'm ready now. For real. Maybe. Probably. Here is why....
This past weekend, I was able to get out for a run with a friend. It was my first actual run in nearly 4 months (yes, 4 months) and it was hard. Like, really hard. We did 3 miles (and then a short walk afterwards). That 3 miles included a couple of walk breaks. My legs are sore like I just ran a half marathon. I am so out of running shape. It feels like a lifetime ago that I ran my first full marathon, but it was only 10 months ago!!! How is that even possible? Now, I feel like I'm starting from scratch.
However... Getting back out there this weekend was just what I needed. I had forgotten how I actually kind of miss that soreness after a good run that challenges your muscles. I have been missing my running friends. I realized I physically felt so much better the whole weekend, just from getting in that run. I didn't even bloat as much as I normally would on a weekend after eating weekend-y stuff. All of that, plus recent conversations with my husband about the possibility of doing Marathon 2 this fall, and I am starting to feel (dare I say it) excited.
If the Marathon thing is going to happen, I will know very soon. I am looking at Twin Cities Marathon, and the price increases in 9 days. I'm all about value so if I sign up, I will do it soon to save that $25. To be continued.....