I've also been doing really well with my August challenge, which was to eat only at the dining table, nowhere else. A lot of times, I find myself wanting to eat when bored, but when I remember that I have to eat at the table, I change my mind! ;)
What have you done this week to make you feel proud?
Last September, Jessica was proud to announce that she'd completed her first half-marathon. It was a tough time for her, because her father had just passed away two weeks before the race, and she considered not even running it. Her training had taken a backseat to taking care of her father as he was ill. She chose to run it anyway, and she finished in 2:42!
This year, Jessica was training for her second half-marathon, when she had a seizure that landed her in the emergency room. She was diagnosed with Stage IV brain cancer! She underwent surgery, radiation, and chemo to fight the cancer, and was told she couldn't run for four months. She started back to running a couple of weeks ago, and went back to the gym yesterday. She is proud to say that she was able to run two miles yesterday!
My friend Adam posted this on Facebook, so I decided to sneak it onto my blog ;) Adam is not only on Day 8 of not drinking soda, but he decided that he "might as well" just run a half marathon on the treadmill today! Several weeks ago, in the hopes of keeping Adam motivated to keep exercising, I told him that I'd make him a deal--I would pay for his race registration for the Monroe Half in November, AND run it with him, if he commits to training for it. So come November, he'll be running his first "official" half-marathon :)
My sister texted this photo to me today, because she was excited to tell me that she did her very first run in the rain! Jeanie is normally a treadmill runner, even in good weather, because she likes to be able to run next to Shawn, her husband (and they run very different paces). Like a lot of people, the rain was just another reason to run on the treadmill, but Jeanie chose to run in the rain today--and she said it was great!
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