Saturday, February 27, 2010

1/2 Mile

I still can't believe I did it. I ran 1/2 mile straight!!! With out stopping! Thursday was so nice outside that I wanted to go to the track. I really needed something to motivate me after being off for a week. I decided I wanted to reach a goal, my goal to run 1/2 mile straight.
Davey and the boys were with me, and Davey encouraged me to do it. I warmed up, and decided to run one lap then walk and see how I felt. When I finished that lap, I thought, "I can't run two of those! I'm dying with just one!" So I walked to recover. Then I just said, "I am going to do it!! I just am. " and that was it! I did it, and it was hard, but not as hard as I thought. I surprised myself. I even "sprinted" (for me it was a sprint) the last leg of it all the way to Davey and the boys who where at the finish line cheering me on! It was awesome. I feel like now I can do anything. It is just putting my mind to it, "Mind over matter" like Davey always says.
Things are going well for my re-focus plan. Hopefully in a couple days I will be the lowest I've been.
Yesterday we went grocery shopping, which was an extra challenge because Davey has not worked in three full weeks. Yesterday was suppose to be pay day.. but no paycheck. Everything we bought had to be fairly cheap, and we all know healthy food isn't cheep. We got a lot of hot dogs and Mac N Cheese, Top Ramon, things like that. These next couple weeks will be a little hard to plan my meals because of it, but I can do it! And we know God will provide...He always does! "Therefore take no thought saying, What shall we eat? or What shall we drink? or Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things." Matt 6: 31-32
Thursday night I made a delicious meal from the "Hungry Girl" cookbook. Southwestern Egg Rolls (which were more like burritos) and stuffed peppers. Total meal about 400 calories. It was all so good! We came to the conclusion it is one of the best things I have ever made for dinner. Yum.


Weightless said...

I'm proud of you and your run and glad you got back on the wagon a day earlier than planned. That in itself is progress for you. I know there can be difficult at time to eat healthy. Just keep up with your exercise and you'll be fine.

adrienne said...

Thank you :)

Weightless said...

You know, I really should re-read what I type. I type way too fast, post then get on to whatever it was I was doing or get interrupted by the kids. Then don't re-read. Later I re-read what I typed and realize that I don't always make sense, lol. Yeah, that's me - really educated but can't make out a coherent sentence.