Friday, October 23, 2015

The Countdown

The blog has been quiet but I have been loudly huffing, puffing, and pounding my way through each week. Every long run has become such a mental exercise in getting through one more mile and making great (and not so great) nourishment choices afterward. When you are blowing through 1000+ calories a workout and stressing from parenting children with special needs (both physical and emotional) *AND* you happen to be a stress eater it can be a challenge to make excellent choices.

I am happy to say that I am now at the taper end of my fall goal! I have one last long run of 11 miles this weekend with a few runs between 3 and 8 miles before the pinnacle of my 2015 running year. On November 7, 2015 I will run my first ever Half Marathon. 

But, before I go there, I get sail south to Franklin, Tennessee to meet up with my girlie girls at the Refresh Summit: South!

In the last year I have lost 50+ pounds, gained consistency, endurance, perseverance, and a splash of patience and insight. If you'd told me a year ago that I'd be participating in a Half Marathon I would have smacked you upside your noggin. 

I have passed gratefulness and have entered humbled's territory. I am not fast, it is not pretty to watch, nor am I svelte or sleek, however, I am dedicated and powerful and prayerful...and I believe it is the latter that has gotten me this far!

To God be the glory as I enter the countdown....

1 week until Refresh South
2 weeks until my first Half 


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