May 25, 2013

The "before"

I love before and after photos. I think they are insanely motivational, and they tell such a tremendous story of sacrifice, dedication, strength, and hard work. I hope I will be able to have some good "afters" one day to tell my story. For now, here's my before.

We'll just ignore the fact that I'd just gone running and have no makeup on. Which brings me to my next point. I keep seeing women with full face makeup on to workout out here. I'm in the no makeup camp. What are your thought on this? What do you wear to workout?

Another Go

Since I last posted here, I have run 2 marathons, 3 half marathons, a handful of 5 and 10k's, and had a baby. Needless to say, my body has been put through the ringer and stressed in myriad ways.

I feel like any time I've needed some motivation in my fitness goals, this blog has helped. Journaling my journey helps me to see how far I've come. And since no one reads this blog, it has become essentially that - a journal. I have used this as a way to track weight loss, and a way to track running goals, and now I'm using it as both.

I am almost 2 months out from having had baby #3, and I am now trying to lose the weight. This pregnancy was rough on my body. I gained 50 pounds. 50! I've lost half that, and now I'm working on the rest. I also would like to run another half marathon the end of summer, and a full sometime this winter. Here's the beginning of my journey!