Okay, I just have to share this...
I ran FOUR miles yesterday.... ready for it?
With NO pain. None. Zip.
Sorry, I just had to share!! It felt liberating and like I was back. I know I can't get ahead of myself, but it still felt great!
I'm pretty sure some of you follow Tricia over at Endurance Isn't Always Physical she put out a post not too long ago talking about getting back on track (the 21 days post). I will admit, I have been slacking in the eating department and I just wasn't feeling the greatest. I felt sluggish and grody. So, she inspired me to get back up to snuff and take control again. I whipped out my little calorie counter/food journal and it feels so good to feel accountable again.
"Biggest Loser" update with my family: We now have a total of 11 people involved!! How exciting! Everyone is doing fantastic! It has been great in other ways though- we have all been communicating more. I am the only one who lives far away. So, for me, it has been a great way to communicate with all of them. It's nice to hear tips from everyone and see what's working (or what's not working) for them- even if it's something we may already know. Keep up the great work everyone!! Our top "loser" so far has lost a little over 5% of their body weight! Incredible!
One last thing- I am turning 26 on Monday!! I always had it in my head that I would run 26 miles for my 26th birthday. However, due to my awesome injury and stuff- it just isn't going to happen. So, I challenged my family to help me get in 26miles. I said that I would do at least 4 of those miles and then I asked if they'd be willing to at least do 2 miles in some way- whether it's walking, crawling, skipping, running... whatever. Best birthday gift ever :-)