I don't know how I managed to not tell you guys this first thing, but I have signed up for my first 5k run!!! It is on March 19 and it is for Toys For Tots! I am so super excited that all this jogging I have been doing has finally gotten me to a point that I can be competitive in a 5k race. I won't finish first, but I won't be last either and that makes me happy to think about. I am also getting that urge in the back of my mind to start trying to train for a half marathon. That urge is a good indication that will happen. I get those tickles and they just don't go away until I do something about them. I have decided that I am going to start jogging a little more each Friday morning until I get there one day. I guess common sense would dominate that I need to find a training guide somewhere, so I may go do that too since this tickle is not likely to go away.
I had another great NSV. I can't remember if I talked about it on here or not but I got my little Mazda truck back from my Mom as a Christmas gift in anticipation that I will be going to law school and the long drive back and forth was going to kill me in gas. Well gas started going up already, so I decided it may be time to put the Mazda into service a little early. So I got it insured and tagged and started driving it last Friday. Well I have an F150 extended cab, so as you can imagine, there is a huge adjustment going from a huge Ford truck with lots of space back to a teeny Mazda single cab with next to no space. One of my proudest moments in this journey was the day I was able to change my shoes so I could go walk at Wal Mart while sitting normally behind my steering wheel. Well yesterday, I went to the park for my lunch walk and just to see if I could, I tried to change my shoes behind the Mazda steering wheel. Yeah, I am stunned at how much bigger I obviously was than I thought I was!!! It was not even a huge effort to change my shoes behind the steering wheel, and when I gave my parents the truck, I could barely fit behind the steering wheel. My belly was touching it!! I am finding more and more clues as to the denial I was living in when I was 300+ pounds. It is crazy!
I need to get off here and get a second cup of coffee in the blood stream and get on the treadmill for my jog. I can't wait until it starts being warm enough in the morning for me to jog the block instead. It is much more pleasant for me to jog outside with no numbers staring back at me from the control panel. The treadmill is good for one thing though. I often push myself too hard without any carburetor to hold me back. ON the days I need to take it a little easier to rest my legs, I am able to turn the speed down to a level that gets me a workout but does not push me too hard. Ok, now I am out of here. Ya'll have a great day and I will see ya'll tonight!!