It has been a crazy 5 months since I wrote about leaving my job and trying to figure out career things. Since then, life things happened which created stress which I was not prepared to handle. So what do I do when I get stressed? I dine out more often without working out much (or not at all). I basically indulge in all of my favorite things without thinking about the toll on my wallet or weight.
So it was time for change. I am not generally weight conscious but I AM at a point where things don’t fit right and I don’t feel great about myself, at least that’s how I felt 3-4 weeks ago (when I originally wrote this post). My wake up call was “running” the Monster Dash 10 Mile in October. I had not trained so expected to walk most of it, and I was ok with that. What was shocking to me was the pain I felt in my feet and my legs during and after the race, those were the extra pounds stressing my body in a way I had not experienced before. It also made me sad to think that running wasn’t part of my repertoire anymore. I started running 6 years ago because I didn’t want to be on the sidelines anymore, cheering others on but not participating. Running became fun and a great challenge but I’ve lost my way over these past few years and I’d like to get back into it.