So, yesterday when I was working out, I finished just shy of 2.2 miles and was so excited about the workout. Then I realized "oops", I forgot about the "blog" part of the whole 500 mile challenge. You all have been doing so great and I am so excited to see your posts, I just am not used to posting anything.
So I am currently at 63 miles and that puts me at 12.6% complete. I am a little behind on my 10 mile per week average, but I am not going to let that get me down. I am making some great strides in speed and overcoming some obstacles in schedule with my new job and my husband's start to basketball season (he coaches a high school girls' team). My kids are letting me run when we get home from school/work while they wind down from their day. Then we have dinner and fun time before bed. I am able to do 2-3 miles at a time and I know as I get faster I will be able to do more.
Also, I have some wonderful news in the clothing department. For the first time in 7 years (and even then it was only for a short stint) I was able to walk into a store and pick up and purchase a pair of size 8 jeans. I wore them Friday (for the traditional day after Thanksgiving shopping with my mom and sister) and they felt great all day! I will admit that there were a couple of times I had to check the actual tag on the pants to be sure that I wasn't just lying to myself and they were actually 10's, but they were and are really 8s. I have only lost a few pounds since starting this 500 mile challenge, but obviously something is trimming down to be able to fit into these pants so easily. I even tried on 2 different size 8 pairs and they both fit and I got to choose which ones I liked the feel of best not the "fit" of best. A very exciting day for me!
I will try not to forget the blog part of this journey and welcome any comments with updates that anyone wants to share.
Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. I am looking forward to our Virtual 5k next weekend. I will put up a post this week where you can all comment your results on. Hope everyone will join in. And remember, you don't have to be able to run the whole thing, just log 3.1 miles and your time between Friday the 3rd and Monday the 6th.