Pieces of Me

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Time to Run

I’ve decided it’s time for me to start running again.  I’m doing fairly well with eating right – clean, organic food most of the time.  My family has actually learned how to eat out this way.  My choices are limited, but thankfully there are a few places in Austin that do serve this lifestyle. 
Shopping today made me feel really good about myself.  I bought 3 different kinds of bottoms – two pairs of capris and one pair of shorts.  All different brands.  All size 14.  And they all fit well – not a little snug, not too tight, just right.  BIG feat for me.  Usually I am the one buying those just a little snug pants that I hope will become loose on me in a few weeks.  Doesn’t usually happen.  But this really made me realize that I can do this.  I can continue to be healthy and lose the weight again.
And I remember how good running actually makes me feel.  Now, I don’t really enjoy the act of running.  It’s hard work – on my body.  But it’s so good for me.  I have more energy and my mind is less cluttered.  When I was running, I was able to go off all my med – sleeping, anxiety, depression.  The only things I was taking were my vitamins and Motrin.  That right there says why I should start up again.
Oh, and the fact that our dog is way less crazy when he’s running daily/every other day.
Now, why I decided to start in June is beyond me.  I guess I like the horrible heat and humidity.  Or else, I’m clueless.  I’ll go with the latter.


Sarah Farr said...

I'm ready to get back on track too! Haven't run in almost a month because I've been sick for almost that long now! As soon as I'm done with this round of antibiotics, it's time to resume. What half marathon are you thinking about doing? If I can get with the program, I'd like to do San Antonio Half in November. I've heard it is all FLAT!! Keep me updated!