Today I ran 2.26 miles non-stop. I wanted to quit because I was getting tired. I plugged along, made mini goals, and finished it. I am very excited that I finally completed the route I have named the "short loop". If I keep this up, I will be ready for my first 5k of the season on Feb 16th. I feel like my running mojo is coming back.
I don't know if my running success today was a fluke. This last week was tough on the running front. I ran on Saturday and it was just OK. Thursday I ran, but had a stomach bug. Tuesday was on the dread mill, and I could only run 6 minutes out of 30. I am happy that my progress is continuing despite the so-so week of training.
On another good note, I have graduated from physical therapy! I am regaining some core strength. Three pregnancies and six abdominal surgeries left me with nothing. I can now get up off the floor without having to crawl to a piece of furniture for assistance. Too bad they don't give tummy tucks as a PT graduation gifts because I sure could use one!
I am also down 5lbs since the start of the new year. I am heading in the right direction but I still need to focus. I have been doing half-assed journaling, not counting the points I am eating, and chugging wine like it is water. I am going to spin dry myself this week and see if it has a positive effect on the scale. I am chalking my 5lb loss up to good luck, and I know it is going to run out if I don't start behaving myself.