Hills Are Evil

So I ran my 5k this morning with my favorite neighbor Natasha – she’s 26 years old, does Boot Camp every morning, and she cuts my hair. I love her to death. By 7am it was already 80 degrees with 75%humidity – UGH!!  The course we ran was at the lake, and it has lots of hills. Not great big hills, but really for me, any kind of incline is of the Mt. Everest variety.  So anyway we ran together most of the way and then about half way through I finally cut Natasha loose and let her run her own pace while I walked until my side stitch went away. I wasn’t that far behind her, and I finished in…40:26.  Not a great time, but at least I finished before I got all the way through my playlist.  I had a lot of fun and I’m looking for another race to run next month.  🙂

And now for something completely different:

What I Know

  • I know that I’m not going to lose 20 pounds this summer. I always have this goal of losing 20 pounds by fall – and I did that a couple of years ago, but you know what? It’s not gonna happen this year and I’m fine with it. Really.
  • I’m going to be a size 14 for awhile. Yes, I’m saying it out loud – I’M A SIZE 14 AND THAT’S OKAY.
  • Sometimes, the kindest thing you can do for yourself is to rest.  After not sleeping well for 2 weeks, and then getting up early and running the 5k, my body needed to rest. After laying around for 3 hours, I kept telling myself that I needed to get up and do something. But then I heard another voice that said “Jill, you’ve had a rough time lately, you’re sleep deprived, you’ve been on an emotional roller coaster, and you ran 3 miles in horrendous heat/humidity this morning. YOU DESERVE A BREAK. Lay around as long as you need to.” And I did. I laid down on my bed to watch tv at 11:00am and I didn’t get up until 5:30. I catnapped and watched old movies the whole time, and now I feel so much better.
  • Along those same lines, when I am patient with myself, I am more patient with my kids.  There have been times today when I could have snapped at them, but I didn’t. We’re all happier for it.

I’m sure I know more than this, but these are the things that have been floating in my brain today.

What do you know for sure?

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11 thoughts on “Hills Are Evil

  1. I don’t know anything for sure at this time of night at the end of my work day. But I am glad that you are being good to yourself. Can I join you in your goal to not lose weight this summer? We could name it something clever like ‘our summer of rest.’ Okay I’m not so clever at this time of night. Talk more tomorrow.

  2. ♥ I know I’m going to get under 200 lbs for the first time in 14 years

    ♥ I know I’m going to finish my C25K even though I’m just starting week 3

    ♥ I know I’m going to keep fighting and clawing my weigh through all of this even though most days it’s so hard.

  3. I just want to let you know that you real inspire me – I read your blog and I keep thinking Yes – she has put into words exactly how I am feeling. It has helped me so much to know there is someone else out there going through the same weight loss journey – the hills and valleys that I am. You have inspired me to start the C25K and this morning, I completed day 2 of week 1. Still a long way to go, but it is a start.

    • Aw, Jennifer you’re going to make me cry! It’s amazing how we think we are the only ones feeling this way, but the truth is we ALL have felt this way at one time or another I think. That’s one reason I blog, so that I know I’m not the only out there who feels a little crazy sometimes! I am so proud of you for starting C25k! Each day that you finish, you will stronger and better!! Keep me posted on your progress! 🙂

  4. Yes, yes, be good to yourself! I, personally, think 40 minutes is great. How many people can do that at ALL? My time was close to 45 and I thought I was all that 🙂

  5. Congrats on the 5k. I could never do that.

    In my opinion its too stressful setting a goal like 20lbs. start small like 5lbs and work towards the 20lbs. Less pressure.

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