Monday, February 25, 2013

The Real Me

So I always sigh a little inside when I log on to my blog and see that photo of me from 2008 -- all thinner, cute in pink with pigtails and having just completed the Cherry Blossom 10-miler.

I realized a few weeks ago that I needed to update the photo to have something that was a little more representative of who I am today.

When I was away this weekend, I had my friends take a picture of The Real Me. We were out at their neighborhood track, where I was about to take on my first seven-miler in I don't know how long. It took nearly 2 hours and 28 laps but I did it. And it felt great.

I definitely didn't eat as well as I wanted to this weekend, but I kept my portions decent-sized and the scale rewarded me this morning when I checked in. Unfortunately, today I had too much (nothing bad, just hearty meals -- both lunch and dinner -- from the Protein Bar) and I have a feeling tomorrow's weight will be more than today's. In fact, I'm sure of it. But gosh I sure would like to see a weight-loss from last week. Here's hoping.

So up there in that little corner is The Real Me in all my full weight glory. (Note the big fleece -- my savior during winter runs b/c it hides the tight running clothes underneath.)

I hope to hit the track again tomorrow, propelled by this weekend's great accomplishment.

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