Friday, March 19, 2010

Sometimes I forget...

Sometimes I forget how far I've come with running. Today while I was running my 7 miler I passed a lady pushing a stroller with 1 kid in it and 1 kid running along side her. She was going at such a pace that she might as well have been walking. When I passed her I flashed back 3 years ago when I would take both kids in the stroller across the street to the local high school track and run laps while pushing the kids. I would go SOOOOO slow, the kids would fuss, and people would look at me like I was nuts. But, I was out there getting it done. I knew it was something that I had to do to better myself and I would do anything it took to get out there, even if that meant that I would have to push 2 fussy kids in a stroller. I feel so proud of people like her. People who do what it takes to get things done. It's nuts that in 3 years I have lost weight, gained weight, gone from running 1 mile and thinking that was the hardest thing to running 7 and thinking nothing of it.

Today's run was good. It was windy and about 1/2 way through the temps started to drop. There were some HUGE storm clouds moving my way. I finished right before it got over head. I kept a 10.49 pace...NICE! I felt good!

I love life. I love running. I love what running has done for me and my family. I am a much happier person. Tomorrow's my weigh in day. I am REALLY hoping that I lose that .4 that will take me to 50 pounds lost total. 50 lbs is a LOT! After that I have 5 to go and then I will have reached my goal! YAY!

9 comments:

Kerrie T. said...

Congrats! You are almost to 50! Amazing! I gained 1.6 this week. Boo. But we ate out a lot 'cause my sis was visiting. Can you imagine if I wasn't running? I would've gained like 5 pounds!

I like this post -- it's how I feel, too. Sometimes I see people out running and they are shuffling along but they are out there! That was me not even a year ago! (And on Monday, but that's a different story.)

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Congrats on almost 50! That's great. I love this post. Sometimes you need a reality check to realize how much you have accomplished. Great job getting this far!!

ShutUpandRun said...

Yay! I remember those stroller days to well, too. That was HARD!! Good luck on tomorrow's weigh in and thanks for your sweet comment on my blog...

Anne said...

Wonderful post! 50lbs is alot indeed...and running 7 miles like it's nothing (ahhh that's my dream). Rock on woman! :)

Cynthia O'H said...

Wow! 50 pounds is great. Think how much more that you have been able to accomplish with less:)
Way to go!

H Love said...

50 really?? That is impressive. I needed this post. Great reminder. THANKS!

daily mom said...

i am so happy that you love running. because of your love for running...and blogging about it...now, i love to run! thanks.

Sadaf Trimarchi said...

Good post! And congrats on being so close to goal!

Amy said...

I feel stupid being that lady....so it makes me glad to hear that the people who are passing me as I job so slowly might be thinking "good for you, keep it up" and not "get outta my way fatty". :) Thank you for posting this.