Hey! Did you miss me! It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to update! I have so many things to tell you about, including how my 5K went, so I’ll just dive right in.
Last week, due to my going-away party from my old job, I gained 1.8 lbs. Ooops. You’ll be glad to know it wasn’t really because of food, but more due to how much alcohol I consumed. I usually keep track of how much I’m drinking based on how much money I have left in my pocket, but I only paid for one of my drinks and all my friends and coworkers bought the rest of them. The result was that I was barely able to move the next day and I think I was still sweating booze during my run on Sunday.
This week, I’m down 1.6 lbs, which means that I basically broke even. I’m still not obese, woo hoo, and I’m feeling great. I’ve added a couple items to my list because I’m in such a good mood lately. I started my new job, and I’m in that period where I feel really stupid and useless and like I’m never going to get it BUT I’M STILL IN A GREAT MOOD! All those years, I figured people were nuts when they said that exercise is better than mood stabilizers, but they were right! I’ve noticed on the weeks I take it easy on myself in terms of exercise, I’m grumpier. I get moody and touchy and mean. Exercise calms me down and mellows me out, much to my surprise.
I also ran a 5K race since the last time I updated! It was so awesome. I finished in 39:19, which is spectacular! I was aiming to cross the finish line at 45 minutes, but my friend Kate (we met at our WW meetings) was super great at setting a good pace for us both and I was able to surprise myself! I have pictures on a camera that I borrowed, but I don’t know where the cord is so….you’ll have to imagine me, navy blue Lululemon sweatshirt, Montreal Canadiens baseball cap, bright red face and grey capri pants crossing the finish line…..and then bursting into tears. I think I scared the crap out of everyone around me because I COULD NOT STOP CRYING.
Sixteen months ago, I couldn’t carry my laundry basket from my basement to second floor bedroom without stopping to rest on the first floor. Today, I can run (RUN!) 5K in less than 40 minutes.
Life is beautiful.