In 2014 and 2015, I failed to reach any of my weightloss goals. I allowed some major hurdles, including loosing a job, get me off track. I am proud to say that I smashed the first of my goals for 2016. Today is my 21st anniversary married to my beloved, Debra; a blessing that I can not adequately express in words. I set the goal of 195 lbs in order to lay a healthier foundation for the expression of our passion on this day. Today, I sit 15 lbs lighter than this goal at 280 lbs.
"The joyful heart sees and reads the world with a sense of freedom and graciousness."
- John O'Donohue
Jogging allows peace. I often jog during my lunch break in my work day and I find this time to be peaceful. I don't think of work (which is rare), personal problems or other burdens in this life. I settle into the run, enjoy the effort and thrill in the accomplishment of the day. Some may say that this makes me lucky... I prefer, blessed!
Some weeks are routine and this one was one of those weeks. Like last week, the most impressive thing was Debra's first 10K distance (no walking) . Even better is the fact that she laid down 7 miles. I could not ask for a better running partner.
Debra and I also began muscle fitness this week. This should help boost our stamina and accelerate our weight-loss.
I was going to start this blog by elevating my own 10K accomplishment this week but Debra's kick-ass run on Saturday is of more impressive note. Debra laid down a solid 5-mile run with most of those miles in an 11.5-minute mile average pace! My daughter and I were walking and Debra passed us running. We both looked up and down the trail and Debra was no-where to be seen. Crazy!