Tuesday, January 2, 2018

A New Year...A New Me

The beginning of 2018 is finally here and it's time for me to get serious to start writing again. I really didn't want to start blogging again but I feel it's the only way for me to stay accountable to myself. I did end 2017 with a 2.2 mile walk on December 28th. I'm having to walk again because it has been so long since my last run.

I did not start off this year with a walk or run. Instead, I went to eat breakfast with lots of my running friends. It was a resolution run, however, the weather was so cold, many of us decided that it was better for us to not run. It didn't get much better up in the day either.

Now to let you know what has happened over the last two or three years. Life happened in 2015 and I just didn't have much motivation to get out and get it done. We all know what happens when we stop doing something for a week or two. We are all of a sudden not doing it anymore. I really haven't walked or ran much in the last two years. In early 2016, I found out that I had high blood pressure and then this past October I found that my blood glucose was really high and had to start taking medicine for that. I started getting serious about my health the first of November. I changed my diet and haven't had any sugar from cake and other sweets in two months. My sugar is now within normal range and I intend to keep it there. Since the beginning of 2017, I have lost about 45 pounds and am below my pre-marathon weight.

My goal for 2018 is to cover 500 miles anyway I can get it. Walking, running, or biking.