Right Now All Walking…
This winter, after I finished the marathon in November, I gained weight. Ended up about 12 pounds above the weight I did that run in, which is 10-15 pounds too heavy for my healthy running weight, but last year was impossible to train because of the pandemic and no chance in hell I was getting close to a gym.
Surprise, there are a few 5K runs happening before the end of May and everything around here gets too hot until late September. So a few months back I started turning around the thinking, watching the eating, and have finally got the mind in the right place again. (Yes, took months. So now the weight is coming off.
For me, I gain all my weight around my stomach, like a ball strapped there. Family thing, sadly.
Might lose two pounds when I can finally get a haircut.
I hope to be down to my optimum weight and have built up miles by the middle of September. (Thankfully, I am vaccinated and Kris will get her second shot in a week and I can start heading to the gym not only for the miles, but for weight work.
But this Saturday was sure fun (except the getting up with three hours sleep part). We got to head out to a 5K. Lisa Silverthorne and I walked while Kris headed off doing her thing, which is running and not walking at all. 5K is a short morning run for her these days. Lisa and I saw a ton of jackrabbits of all sizes, including one that looked to be the size of large dog. And we even saw a Roadrunner. And I enjoyed the walk in the desert immensely, a lot because it felt like a start to really getting in running shape.
Everyone has to start somewhere.
Maybe the next one I’ll run a half mile or mile of it. Doesn’t matter. It’s exercise and I am going in the right direction, one step at a time, headed for the fall and half and full marathons, this time trained correctly.
First picture is of me and Lisa “sprinting” toward the finish line. Second is of Kris and her award.