The New Me….

16 Jan, 2010

Posted by: Hilary In: Weight Loss Goal

I did something out of my comfort zone today.  I went, alone, to meet the local running group for their Saturday morning training run.  My friend Laura was going to come with me but told me last night that she couldn’t get a sitter for her kids.  I decided that I would just run by my house instead because I’m a chicken and didn’t want to go by myself.  Then while I was getting ready for bed, I realized that I am freakin’ 27 years old.  I can go without a friend.  I always tell myself that if I go the first time with someone, then I’ll be comfortable going alone after that.  Why?  Pretty much I used to do this because I didn’t want to get there and be the fattest person, standing by myself, with no one I know there.  If I had a friend, I was just comfortable enough to go.  I really am trying to stop thinking like this.  It’s getting better, obviously, because I went today!!  I feel very proud of that step.

I’m hoping to be able to follow the weekly training guide they have and get to a few of the Saturday group long runs.  I did the 4 mile run this morning and got some good advise from the running mentors in the group. 

Tonight we are going out for my birthday.  I planned it and the main event is ICE SKATING!!   Usually I just pick a restaurant, like Applebee’s and we celebrate with food, not this year. There is an outdoor skating rink in the center of Downtown Grand Rapids and it only cost $1 to rent skates!   Then we are going to  Parsley Mediterranean Grille, which is a small restaurant down the road from the rink that serves all homemade, fresh food.   It should be fun!!

1 Response to ""

1 | bigprof

January 16th, 2010 at 3:46 pm


Happy Birthday!

And congrats on your incredible weight loss this week! Holy cow!

Congrats too for going to the running group alone!

It sounds like you’re starting the year off with so many great decisions!

Have a great evening!

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