So, I'm back, older, wiser, heavier, oh, yes a Marathoner!
I have to say, I always have a great time with my Dad. He totally exhausts me, but you know what? We always have fun! Time flies when he is here and we laugh, exchange memories, challenge one another and yes, we do exchange words but none the less, we have a great time.
The morning when he is getting ready to leave, we always say that we can't believe how fast the visit has been. This visit we had a blast and for this I am grateful. We made more memories and had a rare moment in time to be friends, not parent nor child. Why is it always easier to tell your friends and acquaintances that you love them, but between my Dad and I, it is always difficult, to the point of non-existent to tell each other we love one another. I suppose it is just one of those "too close for comfort" experiences, yet we know that we do. He is a World War II Hero, a retired Police officer and my dad.....
So, I'm back;
How do you gain weight when you train for a marathon? You run, you sweat, you take gels, you take vitamins, you sweat some more....and still you gain weight! I love my friends who say, "BUT, I thought you'd lost weight" or geez, you look better than you did!
Nope, after attending the Sports Nutrition seminar a few months ago, the professional said I was twenty pounds over weight. Well, okay, I use to weight that, but I was also twenty years younger.
When I was a flight attendant, we had to weigh in and we had grooming checks....at 5'10" I could not weigh more than 140 lbs., without fear of suspension
Well, I can no longer put this off, after seeing the photo's from the marathon, YIKES!!! I'm taking up the challenge even though I have to purchase bathroom scales!!!
Even after all the training, I do feel that I need to tone up a bit and hopefully with cross-training for the next bout of self inflicted torture, I'll achieve that.
My next run is on July 1st, a 10K run on Canada Day to support our Canadian athlete's in Beijing.
I had toyed with the idea of teaching the next half marathon clinic at our local Running Room, however, with my stay-cation and my dad being here it just wasn't the right time. With that being said, I am going to be a 2:15 - 2:30 pace person for the clinic. This will be fun meeting a whole new group of runners wanting to up their own fitness and running challenges, targeting for their first half marathon.
Tomorrow I'm off to purchase scales and start the Weight Loss Challenge!! Check it out with Viv, no joke I'm in on this......
Can you believe we are starting a new month? This year is flying by and so for everyone out there competing this weekend, be strong, be safe and have a great time!!
Life's fun if you don't weaken,