The next three weekends are going to be very active and unique! I have a 5K, a regatta, and a 10K that I will be involved in. When on earth did my life start looking so dynamic?!
I am excited about each of the three upcoming events for different reasons. The 5K that I will be in tomorrow is the culmination of a program that gave me the confidence to know that I can jog for at least a half hour straight. I may not be quick, but my determination will carry me through to that finish line!
The dragon boating on the first of the month will be the very first team sporting event that I have taken part in since I was a child. I feel like a kid, too, when I think about this race! I haven’t yet found anything that I dislike about rowing and am so looking forward to participating in an actual regatta. I think it will be such a great time!
And then there is the 10K that I have just signed up for and which takes place in only two weeks. I have had it in the back of my mind for a little while now to work towards feeling like I can take part in this run, and I am finally there! I don’t know how I will divide my time between jogging and walking yet, but I will be working at the former as much as I am able. The sheer thought of me doing something like this eight months ago would have been laughable; to know that I am now at a point where I won’t feel out of place at such an event is incredible!
There is a tell-tale vibrancy that is a part of my lifestyle now that never used to be there. I have always lived well and ensured that I enjoyed and savoured my experiences, but I don’t think that the outward appearance of that endeavor ever matched up with how I felt. I’m quite certain that outsiders would have looked at me at 266 pounds and never known how much I embraced this existence. But, now it’s evident for all to see! Now I look the part of someone who can’t get enough of this wondrous thing called life!!!
FOOD & BEVERAGES:
- 8 glasses of water
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup honey nut granola cereal
- 1 fiber chocolate delite bar
- 3 cups Caesar salad with bacon bits, Parmesan cheese, and croutons
- 2 small Mandarin oranges
- 1 pear
- 1 wrap on a soft tortilla shell with deli ham, cheese, dried cranberries, spinach, fat free Miracle Whip, mustard, and pepper
- 30 stomach crunches