Here's the big confession: I weigh too much. I am fit, but just too big. I have gained weight in the last year. I find it very difficult to train for a half marathon and eat sensibly at the same time. This weight has impacted my performance I think. I think it is why I am so freaking slow.
So - (oh, how I loathe to write this) I joined Weight Watchers again. I am a lifetime member (since 1988) and it never fails to work for me if I just try to stay reasonable and not get too crazy with limiting my intake of food. I have lost 5 lbs. so far, and hope to just keep plugging along. If I were to lose a total of 20 lbs., I would be ecstatic. If I lost 10 lbs. I would be pretty happy and maybe that happiness would keep me motivated.
I still want everyone to know that I am still 30 lbs. down from where I was in 2001. Just so you know....
I went to the gym and ran on the treadmill 12 days ago. I suffered terribly for that. My sciatica was practically unbearable. I have spent a bit of time in traction since then. I have also been walking. And biking. And swimming. Yesterday, I took a little 2 mile run and was fine, so I have hopes that my triathlon on August 3 won't be a total disaster.
This morning, I drove down to the lake an swam for 25 minutes. Then I hopped on my bike and rode for an hour. It was good. I felt good and I feel good now.
I have a full day ahead of me and better get on with it. I will visit your blogs tonight or tomorrow.
Thanks for reading all of this...