Sunday, January 10, 2010

First run of 2010

Today is almost 40 degrees warmer than yesterday. Yes, it's true. Above zero feels like a heat wave after the last couple weeks. Anyway, I did it. I got my feet into my shoes and got out the door for a very nice 3.4 miles in the sunshine. It's been more than a month and the body can feel it. The joints are stiff and the muscles are complaining but it feels so good to be back in the saddle.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Time to be accountable

It's a new year and here I am at a place I never thought I would see myself at again. Even with two marathons and several other half marathons in 2009 I seem to have used every excuse in the book to slack off. And look where it has gotten me! I've gained 40 pounds over the last couple of years! That is half the weight I lost in 2002/2003. I have no one to blame but myself. I realize that I gained weight during training for every one of the 5 marathons I have run in the last couple years. Running gave me an excuse to overeat. I stopped tracking my calories and keeping the carbs in check. Well, it's time to face the mirror. That's why I have my pictures below. I need to see what everyone else is seeing.

It isn't pretty and I feel terrible. Time to change things. Even though it is below zero outside I have to get my feet back into my running shoes and my fat ass back out on the streets. I haven't run in more than a month. Today starts a new day and a new attitude. I started back on fitday to track my calories and I will be out the door first thing tomorrow morning.

Wish me luck.