Another Half Marathon?! What?!

As I mentioned before, I signed up for another half marathon. The Emerald City Half Marathon will be my first Summer Half Marathon.

I’m not sure what to think about this. I’ve already ran in hot weather last week and it was tough! I’m hoping that I will have enough endurance to survive this one.

I’ve also gained about 15 pounds since my last half marathon 4 months ago. It’s been a struggle to stay healthy and keep the weight off. I am determined to make this work. It is not getting easier as I get older.

I celebrated my 40th birthday a few months ago. Most birthday’s, I just ignore the fact that I’m a year older, but this one was different for some reason. I was turning 40…the half-way point to our mortal lives. I really thought about all the things I accomplished in my 40 years of existence. It may not seem like much, but I’m still alive. This means I’m not done yet.

So, to keep me accountable, I’ll be blogging and vlogging every day for the next 6 weeks (at least) to make sure I get back on track.

Share your thoughts and suggestions as I record my experiences. I will definitely need it! Hope you enjoy the journey as we go through life together!

To great health and happy running!

Blogging and Vlogging is Tough!

So, I started making Youtube Videos and have neglected my blog! Seems like I should be doing both, but I’ll admit, I’ve been slacking!

I discovered that I love to create! Creating Youtube videos have helped me learn a lot about myself, especially during the vlogging month (April). One of the things I hate most is seeing myself on video. That was a fear I had to overcome.

I know that you’re most critical of yourself and I’ll be the first to admit that I am the worst when it comes to setting expectations for myself.

I always think I can do more than I really can. When I don’t accomplish what I set myself out to accomplish, I get depressed.

Learning lessons,

  1. Set goals that are feasible to the situation.
  2. Don’t be over critical of yourself, it’s OK to make mistakes.
  3. Every day is not always going to be perfect.
  4. Keep doing and keep moving.

Hope to get out there and Blog and Vlog more. To great health and happy running!

P.S. I signed up for another half marathon, scheduled for August 28th. Yikes!

P.S.S. I haven’t really trained for it and I’m about 20 pounds over my target weight I need to successfully run it! Ugh!