Monday, September 15, 2014

Running with the Wind

What a great springy breeze we got for our very first experience for the 5K run.

Although it is not my actual success but after 11 weeks of R starting his new healthier adventures, he is down over 30 lbs and looking happier and feeling awesome.
Let me tell you, the 2nd and 3rd week he was a little cranky with the less consumption of calories and his knees and feet bothering him. I tell you, it was like I wanted to pinch him...He was not being his sweet self.
Once the knees and feet thing got better, he made it seem so easy, although he is very discipline and rarely does anything half ass, it was nice to see results.

Of course his results translates better for me, since watching him try and chi Trang just as active with their physical regime, it guilt-ed me many evenings to put on my shoes and walk as well. Without them helping encouraging me on a daily basis, I wouldn't have even bothered to move or wiggle in August. Yet, I made my second 50 miles monthly goal in this Houston heat. And I don't have to tell you about the heat. Ohhhh the HEAT!!!
But guess what, even though it hasn't translated  to actual weight lost, I have noticed that my calves have gotten totally toned and my thunder thighs have reshaped and lost a couple of inches. I am losing that back fat (boobs). But on the scale, nothing really.
I can tell you that sans the heat, I can walk better and not breathe so heavily. I am a big girl and to think that I secretly like walking, it's really a big deal to me.

I am lazy by nature and well...I just need to truly not half-ass it again and start preparing my food. Lisa about two years ago suggested that I start preparing my meals and I will start doing that again. That suggestion with the walking help me lose over 50 lbs for Katie's wedding. (I gained it back)

Ok...where was I before I rambled?
I am wondering if this is how it feels to be a parent?
The feeling I had, when I saw him looking for me on the sidelines and then when he crossed the finish line.
It was very emotional.
He told me he kept looking for me but never saw me, yet I saw him chugging away.   ;-)

Yes, I know 5k is not a big deal but it was kinda sorta...He wasn't going to do this as a competitive event  but just to do it in the non-competitive group... But I convinced him that he was good enough to do it and that it will be something to keep trying to be better. He listened.

Although he's not a five minute miler or anything...He did his best time to date. He did his 3 miles under 10 minutes per mile, which is his best to date.

Then his son called to make sure he didn't die and asked if he won?
He laughed and said, "No son, I didn't win."

I definitely think he is a winner.
I am proud.

It was so much fun getting to this point.

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