Green is back

Several years ago, I never meant for green to become "my" color. I just happened to get a few green shirts and green shoes to wear for Shamrock. That just carried over to a few other races. 

Last month during a #RunChat, my good friend Angie brought this up and in a matter of a few tweets, I decided I needed to bring green back. 

So I did. And I have embraced it fully thanks to the Brooks Running Launch. 

Embrace the green. #runchat #runhappy #brooksrunning

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I need to add a few more green things to go all in again, but if it worked before, it'll work again, right? ...


Weigh-in Wednesday: Time for goals

I started weighing in regularly this month just to get used to the process again. I didn't intend on losing weight or put much effort into it -- I'm virtually the same as the first week (but less than last).  

But now comes the hard part -- creating an action plan to start losing weight again.  

I haven't come up with a specific goal for May, but it's going to start really simple. Like just a few pounds simple.

Later this summer I'll focus on my "goal shirt" so that this doesn't become all about the number on the scale.  

My ultimate goal is to be happy and comfortable, and I'm nowhere near that right now ... 

Tired of writing about running yet?

On April 20, I missed an important milestone -- the 10th anniversary of blogging! (Technically it's not "this" blog even though all of the posts are here -- this is actually the fourth version of my blog.) 

TEN YEARS of writing about running ... There's no doubt I got a little tired of it a few years ago, but in the past couple of months, I'm realizing how important it is for me to continue doing this whether or not anyone reads it. 

I started this blog as a journal to track ONE MARATHON ... not five. And certainly not dozens of other races and PRs. 

I never intended to document three injuries and have numerous "starting over" points.

But I'm glad it's all there for me to look back on whenever I want. Things like Twitter and Facebook don't capture nearly enough for me, and as long as I back things up appropriately, these 1,000+ posts will be with me forever.

So to anyone who has joined me on this journey, I want to say THANK YOU. I hope you stick around for whatever is next.

Wednesday weigh-in No. 2

Well that didn't work out so well. 

Easter candy got me. I had a small gain. It's like being back at square one before I made any progress, but I know it's my own fault. 

It's now time to STOP eating all the candy and move forward. 

On another note, I have found a shirt that used to fit me really well, but it's a bit too tight right now. I've made that my "goal shirt" -- it's a long-sleeve shirt that I want to fit into comfortably again by fall. 

Let's do this!