Saturday, March 13, 2010


It’s been a long time since I posted.  I hadn’t realized it has been so long.  I just returned from a nice vacation to the warmth of Arizona and Mexico.  It was nice to rest.  I feel like I have a new outlook on a lot of things.

The last post was about me hitting a wall.  I am happy to report that I did make it through the wall.  Unfortunately very shortly after that I injured my back and I was unable to exercise at all.  I went for long walks on my vacation but I haven’t been able to run in three weeks.  I miss running.  I am going to start getting slowly back on track today.

I was discouraged when I hurt my back but I also decided that I would not let it defeat me.  I went for physiotherapy very early on.  I got the help I needed right away to help me get back on track.  I also had a doctor’s appointment that caused me to reflect on where I have been and how much progress I have made.

The last time my blood sugar was measured I was on the edge of being pre-diabetic.  Now my blood sugar is in the normal range.  My resting heart rate is under 80, it used to be over 90.  My thyroid is under control.  I have lost 13 pounds.  All of this news came exactly when I needed it.

I am excited about my life.  I will do the 5K race no whether I reach my goal of running 10, walking one or not.  This is not about being perfect.  I am making progress.  And the awesome thing is that this feels doable for the rest of my life.