The blog has been quiet lately and making a joke of my New Year's Resolution to blog at least 4 times a week. I haven't been blogging because of a perfect storm of issues....not much on the running front (in the last couple of weeks), lack of time, being sick, and a really really bad case of writer's block. My dad asked me again why I haven't updated my blog. I know when he mentions it, it has been far too long.
I better not disappoint daddy, so here is a run down of what I have been up to.
- I have been sick. I got the stomach flu and that was followed up by one of the worst colds I have ever had. It is going on over two weeks now and I am sick of being sick!!!
- My family has had the same crud. Puking, coughing, and snotty noses.....fun times.
- Work and looking for new work.
- Hockey. It really has become a huge part of our life. I would protest but we love it almost as much as our kids.
There were three incredible speakers. Mary, from Fit This Girl spoke about making changes that last. She shared her story of how she made it to lifetime after following Weight Watchers and put back on a bunch of weight because she thought she had "made it" and could stop doing the program. Philly D from Moksha Yoga, spoke about rising up to the occasions in your life and getting rid of the toxic thoughts in our heads. He shared stories that made us laugh and cry but left us inspired. Last but not least, was Elle, Another Prior Fat Girl. She shared her ups and downs on her weight loss journey. I could related to everything she has experienced. Not only did I enjoy the speakers, but I got to meet some great ladies too. Plus, I walked away with a sweet bag of swag filled with healthy snacks and samples. I could go on and on, but I will keep it short and sweet. I was a great event and gave me a healthy does of motivation (minus the Oprah).
So yeah....about the blogging writer's block....I am throwing myself back into it. I am going to take it back to basics and post about my running and weight loss. I may be starting off again from square one with running, but I am happy to report that I am officially down 15lbs since Christmas. Woot!!!
I did sneak in a very short run tonight. My body is still rebelling from being sick. I ran a little and then walked the rest. This cold needs to go away so I can really make some progress.