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Slogging away…

Ok, so it’s been a minute. Or a month. Whichever. I can’t believe how quickly time flies. I leave for Alaska one week from TOMORROW!

Once again, I’ve been pretty inconsistent with my running and training. I completely fell off the wagon diet-wise, and gained back almost 10 of the pounds that I lost over the past few months.

Last week, I was all set to get back on track. I already had plans to bring my lunch most days, and only eating out at healthier places. The week started out well, but by

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Sometimes you gotta tape an ice pack to your leg and get through the day.

Wednesday, I had pushed too hard and had a minor calf sprain.

I spent Wednesday iced up, and thought I had lost all of my momentum. Nothing makes you want to exercise like not being able to exercise. Of course on Thursday and Friday, I wanted to run, but I knew I had to rest.

On Sunday, I woke up at 6:00 a.m. to go to the Greenway with my sister to run. It was hard getting up earlier on Sunday than I do during the week, but with summer hitting in full force, it was either first thing in the morning or not at all.

My sister’s plan was to go 4 miles, and I wanted to do that too, but I wasn’t sure if I’d make it. Luckily, she was there to push me along. I felt my calf tighten up a few times, but I knew I could keep pushing. I finished all four miles, and I am extremely proud of myself. It was hot and sweaty, but I did it.

Runs like this are so amazing to remind me of what I can accomplish and how far I’ve come. My body can do so much more than I think it can. I am made for more than just sitting on the couch.

I have one more week until vacation, so I have one more week to show how hard I can work. I’m energized to start a new week, and I’m looking forward to see what all it brings.

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Sweaty and tired, but I did it!

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