Thursday, November 17, 2011
51 and 11
I am SO excited to see how much Elizabeth has grown in comparison to the parks.
Will she still freak out at characters and fireworks?
Will she appreciate more rides?
Just can't wait.
Which brings me to today's title:
51 days until I leave for the Half Marathon in January.
11 days until we leave for our family trip after Thanksgiving.
I had originally planned a daily countdown - but things have been kinda hectic with work and what not, so it's become a little less frequent - but I will do my best to keep posting as we near the holidays.
How am I doing?
Just finished an elliptical workout - and haven't touched the scale since my last post. Won't be until Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Going to see what progress I've been able to make.
I've struggled a bit as we've gotten crazy - but I think on the whole am making better choices where I need to. (Don't mistake me - I've had bumps). But I need to buckle down even more. I am not going to get swept in January. It's been hard lately - emotionally too. Sometimes if you have a bad day, it spirals into two. And I don't have that many days left to get my body ready to do what it needs to in January.
And I'll be honest - I'm scared. Of disappointing myself and the friends and family who believe in me. But that fear is helping drive me forward, I think. And I'll do what I always do - my very best. I'll give the training and the race 150% of what I have in me. I just worry that maybe it's not enough again. That bus sucked. So I just try to push HARDER.
As I start to get into a groove (and admittedly - it's taken longer than I wanted it to - and I still struggle at times) - I want to honestly and personally thank all of you who have stuck with me. And encouraged me. And even held me accountable (even when I don't like your methods - not talking about anyone in particular here - *cough cough mgreene cough cough* - hehehe).
You guys are pretty dang awesome. And as I reclaim what's rightfully mine (my health) - I'm proud to share the journey - the ups AND downs - with you all.