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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

For awhile it seemed like I was making fitness and weight loss strides in huge leaps. That was a lot of fun, and made me feel really good. Of course, considering where I started, I needed to make huge strides to get healthy.

Now the improvement comes in much smaller increments. It's harder to measure the steps: instead of inches coming off, I might shave a second or two off my pace in a training run. Maybe I can hit my target interval pace a bit more regularly. This is a lot tougher, isn't it?

I still have a commitment to getting fitter and healthier. I'd like to see myself get faster in races, be able to go farther, etc. But without those giant leaps, it is a little harder to keep up my motivation.

The entries for the November Disney Wine & Dine Half-Marathon opened yesterday. I'm doing my first half-marathon in April, I'm signed up for one in August, and I want to do the Disney run as a gift to myself for my 50th birthday. These are the things that I hope will keep me working to improve. I've got a date with Mickey Mouse!!
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    emoticon I told DH that for my 50th, I want to run the Disneyland Half marathon...Sad part is...I have to wait 6 more years..
    3228 days ago
    emoticon Keep on looking for those improvements, and also, can you look back from where you started and see how far you've come? Once you hit maintenance, the "improvements" are actually found in staying where you are....it's a difficult transition for many of us who got so used to seeing the changes, but sometimes we need to embrace and celebrate the "sameness" especially if that was the goal!
    3230 days ago
  • BOVEY63
    You are doing so amazing. Here's to a wonderful date with Mickey Mouse!
    3233 days ago
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