Sunday, 21 October 2007

Restored!


Phew! The retreat was just what I needed. There is no real reason for this picture being here except that it was taken this morning... and clearly, I am NOT 300 lbs.... When I came home from the retreat, I checked the race site for the photos and oh my goodness. I never want to see THAT again! I knew that the soaking wet insane clothing I was wearing was not going to be flattering, but I had no idea I would look like I weigh 400 lbs.

So I ran on Friday morning and it was good. I walked about a mile yesterday morning and again this morning. At 8700 feet elevation. It was nice, I even ran a bit, but you can definitely feel the elevation up there.
I took this photo of the chapel this morning. It was snowing and absolutely beautiful! To sit in the chapel last night was really moving. The whole thing was just wonderful!

I got a bit of perspective on my life while I was away. I am going to change a few things... none of which are germane to this blog. But I MUST slow down. I cannot hurry from the time I wake up till the time I pass out at night. I must be more mindful of what I am doing, and probably do a bit less.

I will probably head back to the gym to the treadmill and start doing some faster miles... 2 or 3 miles at a time. I think it will improve my fitness.

I need to face the fact that I have gained about 7 lbs. over the last year of training for half-marathons. 7 lbs makes a difference in the way a person feels and looks. I think getting back on the treadmill and just not eating like a glutton will get that weight off.

I stopped at the store on my way home and bought a chicken, celery, onion, and carrots - it is now all simmering in a pot and will be soup soon. This is a cheap and easy way to eat decently for as long as I can stand it. And then still have some in the freezer.

It is cold and snowy - The Broncos play the Steelers at home tonight. The ski resorts pray for nationally televised Broncos games where it snows - it increases their business exponentially. Maybe tonight will be one of those games.

Have a great remainder of your weekend everyone....

12 comments:

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

You know what? I went to a women's mini-retreat on Friday night and the them was 'refresh and restore'

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

that was supposed to be the THEME (not 'the them'). Sorry. LOL

J~mom said...

Ah! I am so glad you are feeling better! The picture of you is cute! I like your hair!

Wes said...

No, you are definitely not 400 lbs :-) You look really good. Now, I know I'm not a woman, but 7 lbs shouldn't be that big a deal. As long as you feel good and look good, who cares what you weigh? Yes, slow down. Enjoy life. Have more fun :-) I know EVERYTHING!!!! LOL...

ws said...

there is always something wrong with the on course race photos...training, because of added muscle and water weight, causes weight gain for a lot of people, unfortunately. (it still sucks though.)

have a great Monday.

The One and Only Tigger said...

You are overweight, at least your picture does not show it. seven lbs is not that much, I can fluxuate that in a couple of weeks. As long as your feeling good, then maintain that. Good job with the retreat, and I am glad you feel better.

Randy said...

I'm glad to see you smiling...the retreat was a success then!!!

No!!! you aren't overweight, definitely not 400 pounds...hardly not 300 pounds either...

Make peace with your mind and your body...listen to them and do what you think is right for both...

Can't we have warmer weather in CO this week? I'm flying in tomorrow morning then driving to Grand Junction for a meeting on Wednesday but will be back in Denver Wednesday afternoon to fly out again on Thursday morning...I'm hoping I can find some time to run...even in the cold...

Glad you are feeling better...stay focused.....

Adam said...

You don't know this, but I'm a Steeler Fan....I hate your kicker.

Glad to see your feeling better.

The One and Only Tigger said...

I meant to say you are NOT overweight. I am SOOOOO sorry

Jess said...

Great pics: it's great to be able to see you clearly -- I like to know what everyone looks like -- and that pic of the chapel is really beautiful!

Glad the retreat helped restore you!

Joe said...

Great you had such a wonderful weekend! Yes, pick the areas to drop out of...that's good advice for all of us.

Joe said...

Great you had such a wonderful weekend! Yes, pick the areas to drop out of...that's good advice for all of us.