Well, it’s not solid running, but it’s an effort.
Earlier this year, newmom and I did a 30 day cleanse/detox. During that time, I lost 24 pounds and honestly felt and looked better than I have in quite some time.
Then of course life came to a crashing halt. Covid brought quarantine and quarantine brought complacency. I had found an outlet, biking. I started riding seriously again but I had mechanical issues with my bike and found myself sitting around.
I stood on the scale and in horror saw the number increase, I was no longer maintaining the weight loss and honestly felt like I was backsliding. So I made a decision to do something about it.
Do now my alarm goes off early in the morning, I drag my sorry, getting larger behind out of bed and strap on my new running shoes (thanks to Brooks for making some of the greatest shoes on earth!) And go out for a short run.
It has not been easy. I have not been running regularly for a LONG time!! I am starting with a short course in my neighborhood. I have run it for the past three days. I was telling newmom that I think I have found that I have found my limits, and will do two day on, one off. To give my legs a chance to recover.
It’s a plan. One I feel I can commit to. And by publishing it here, I feel like I am making myself accountable to maintain it. Now I did get my bike back yesterday and will still continue to ride, but this morning jumpstart is exactly what I needed, as I feel like I have better focus and energy in the mornings.
I will keep you posted on my progress and see if those pesky pounds that somehow found their way back take off again.