So I decided to do something this morning that I haven't done since January.
I laced up my shoes, and went OUTSIDE. I wanted to see exactly what I'm working with - especially carrying around a few extra pounds since last weigh-in.
And I feel like I got a good idea of what I need to stretch, what I need to improve, etc. I got a good baseline, and we only will improve from here in terms of training.
As for the blog - it looks a bit different, doesn't it?
Yeah - I'm abandoning the Grid motif. It just wasn't working for me. And Jeff left his vault - Justin had his car ride. Father's day was my "day of clarity." I'll detail it a bit - and might someday go into more details. But it was a rather intensely personal inner dialogue.
I realized that Walt was right. All my dreams CAN come true. IF I have the courage to pursue them. And what I haven't been doing is PURSUING them. I've been working on them - aiming for them - and walking towards them. And what's happened? I've yo-yo'd between progress and lack thereof. Does that make me a bad person? Nope. It makes me human. But I have to do better.
If I want to be healthy - to see my daughter's daughters - to live life to the fullest - to enjoy vacations and cruises and walks and runs and swimming and EVERYTHING life has to offer.
If I want to run (and yes, I SAID RUN) 4 races next year - I have GOT to get in a groove here. I have got to start walking the talk. Or running the talk, as it were.
And I know I can count on my teammates to support me and help me through rough patches, but MOST important - to celebrate my successes every day with me.
So with that - I'll sign off - head to work - and keep my attitude screwed on in the right direction.
MAIN STREET AWAITS!