I want to thank all of you readers who have read this blog and supported me, or pepped me up when I needed it. Blogs are very personal, and sharing this journey has been fun and interesting to do on the 'net. I also want you to know that reading all your blogs also helps keep me motivated!
Today's race was the biggest one I have attended yet. I was think a few hundred people at 8:30 am on Thanksgiving, but no - it was 2000, yes, two thousand people! And it also was a casual race, so no time starts - we all just went as one clog, not to mention the walkers that started at the head of the pack slowing us down, so I threw timing out the window right away. It was around 30 minutes or thereabouts. Anyway, it turned out to be pretty awesome weather, even though it was a bit cold. It was sunny and gorgeous, and above freezing (but not by much LOL!). Here is me ducking into a building just prior to the race.
I finished the race and just felt so good, and so thankful that I can be fit and able to take part in activities like this. John said something to me after the race that he had been looking at some pictures of me from a few years ago 100 pounds heavier, and how back then a day like today wouldn't even have been possible (let alone even crossed my mind). And how fit I have become since then. Heck, even a year ago I wasn't thinking about running.
So, I was able to pass off some food today with the phrase "Well, I ran 3 miles today", however, that probably lasted as long as the cheese and crackers :D I'm all right with that. These days are few and far between for me. I didn't really have any second helping of things, but a bit too much grazing. One thing I am thankful about now is not having guilt when I eat.