On top of that, my half-marathon training is going so well. The only problem I have encountered is my right leg has terrible shin splints. I'm not sure what to do to fix it. Some days it is so bad, it hurts to just walk down the stairs. Anyway, I figured out that I have run 105 miles total since I started training back in January. I am just shocked at how far I've come. Running has become much easier for me, and much more enjoyable than it used to be. I also really enjoy the fact that my sister Kaylie and I run together. We have some great conversations, and it makes the time fly by.
I know this is terrible picture quality. It's me and Kaylie, getting ready to run in 25 degree weather, while it was snowing. Hardcore, I tell you :)
So, here's a picture Baron snapped of me the other day, wearing some jeans I bought about 4 years ago (my first pair of skinnies) that I haven't been able to wear for the past 3. It makes me feel so good to be able to see the change in myself and not to see a stranger looking back at me with a wider, rounder face. I will have to post a "before" picture one of these days, but that will be tricky because I rarely ever allowed pictures to be taken of me. In fact, if one of my kids happened to snap one while playing with my phone or camera, I would promptly delete it. I'll look around and see if I can find one.
Alright, and I have to confess. In my last fitness post, I said I wasn't going to have sugar after my birthday for the next 30 days. Well, I kind of forgot about Valentine's Day, and also the fact that I would be going on vacation to a place with some of the yummiest, sugariest treats there are. I know it's gross, but I have a confession.... I LOVE cotton candy. Love it. So, I decided I would start back to my no sugar thing the day after we got back from our trip. I was careful throughout the rest of February, but I did eat treats occasionally. However, the day after we got back, it's been back to no sugar/treats. I've been going 7 days and I feel great.
Anyway, just wanted to check-in. Because I'm proud of myself! 19 pounds to go....