On Saturday, Reid and I joined some other Losing It ladies (and some of their awesome kids) for a Color Vibe run. The site reported that there would be no timing system because it was intended as a fun run. And, I have to say “fun run” was a massive understatement!
See this girl, does she look like she had fun?
How about her mother?
The run was amazing because of the colour and the laughter and, yes, even because of the rain. But it was also important because it reminded me that one of the reasons I decided I had to lose weight and get fit was that I had to be able to keep up with Reid and set a good example. My weight is not where I want it to be right now but the example I am setting for fitness definitely is.
I want to thank the others in the Losing It women who shared their hesitance to start, company along the way and joy at the end of this very fun run. Our shared experience encapsulated why I’m here. I needed to remember that.
How about you? Is the “why you’re doing this” lost in the daily grind of lose-weight-get-fit?
Do you want to share any recent running stories?
I also ran a half-marathon yesterday. The Army Run is an incredible, important and beautiful race. From a purely running perspective, it is great because we train through the miserable heat of July and August but run in the cooler temperatures – the exact opposite of the Ottawa Race Weekend. I ran strong, missed by time goal by one minute, and am left eager for the next one. I’m throwing myself back into the gym because I want to get faster. C’mon, it’s time.
Tale of the scale
I’m down 1.5 pounds over the last two weeks. Other than ditching my vacation weight, I haven’t lost in a long, long time. It might be a bit of dehydration from the race but I’m using it as motivation.