September 2010 I had some major upheaval in my life again. Within 6 weeks, I could not fit into my size 9-10 anymore. I finally got on a scale in January. I was up to 225lbs. I tried to get back into running. But instead of my weight dropping, it kept climbing. I was so frustrated.
I stopped for about a week, and kicked my own butt. I was NOT going to end up back where I was. I WAS going to fight it. By this time, I was at 230lbs. Now, no matter what, I was going to fight back. I DESERVED to fit back into my tiny jeans and I was going to do it. NO MATTER WHAT!!!
It has been an uphill battle. And a very slow process, but I’m making progress.
I decided running for the sake of running wasn’t working for me. I needed a challenge. Then it presented itself. A sparkfriend told me she was signing up for the Nike Womens Marathon in October in San Francisco. This race is one that has so many people applying, that there is a lottery to be selected for the chance to run it. So I decided to go for it.
I needed a challenge. I have already run a half marathon. And realistically, I knew I could cross that finish line without really committing to training again. I mean, I did it last time. So I upped the challenge. I signed up for the full marathon. The whole 26.2 miles.
And guess what. We were selected to run. I have to cross that finish line in under 6.5 hours. I am in full marathon training mode.
And that pretty much brings us up to today...