To recap some of my lows:
I was involved in a car accident
My son moved away from home
My beloved Kimber passed away
My best friend moved away
Change in work Schedule
Two teenage girls
High school sports
All of these could have been great reasons for me to throw my hands in the air and give up. There were many days that running never even crossed my mind, the only thing on my mind was surviving through the day. I struggled more often than I care to admit. But as they say time heals and well I guess it does. But it for sure is a slow and painful process. And while I like to think I am at the start of my up swing, and summer is coming to an end in Arizona, my running will once again find its place in my life.
So the good part is, that I did run. Not as often as I wanted, but I still kept it going and I have no regrets on how this past year went. I do look at my yearly miles with some sadness but quickly remember what this year has been like and realistically have just come to accept it.
So I will do my catch up:
Miles run for August: 35.7
2013 miles run: 719
2014 miles run: 734
2015 miles run: 469
As always I move forward with the hopes of continuing my running, and staying injury free!
I am also super excited to share that I did complete a 5K race! I DO NOT like to race, my nerves always get the best of me! But my daughter is a cross country runner in high school and they put on the Beat the Heat 5k Race as a fund raiser, so I really wanted to join in. And I am super happy to say that I placed 3rd for my age division:
I have been lucky to be able to join in on some activities with the cross country team (which makes my heart so happy!) We all went up to Sole Sports for activities and a run around Tempe so I had my running checked:
And happy to report my Saucony sneakers are perfect for me!
So as far as my weight loss, I am still at the same weight. I credit 100% to my food prep and meal planning that has helped me maintain while my running decreased. You can see my meal plan here.
I have no other photos to share, other than my Mister: