Well, first let me say I’m sorry for things being so quiet on my blog. But, my Mama always taught me if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all…. I didn’t have anything particularly encouraging or exciting to talk about, so I didn’t put up a new post. Things are pretty much still the same. I haven’t pulled the scale out of the closet. No more tortuous morning weigh-ins to tamper with my mood. My little sister (home from college in New Orleans to escape Hurricane Isaac) was quite surprised to see that my scale was gone from it’s usual spot. She didn’t feel like getting it out the closet either. Putting it in the top of the closet has definitely helped curb my desire to obsessively weigh myself.
One thing is different in my life though, I’m no longer friends with my “Special Friend.” (Pause for *gasp*) It’s kinda sad. I miss him, because we usually talk and text every day. But, ultimately his definition of “friend” was quite different from mine. He wanted certain things I wasn’t willing to do, and vice versa. It ended amicably, but I think we’re both too stubborn to ever be friends again. Some friends are for a lifetime and some are for a season. I guess our friendship was for a season. So, I decided I could be sad and eat cookies, or do something else. However, I did both. I ate cookies and ice cream and signed up for a 5K today. I actually miss running. I get emails and Facebook posts everyday from people who got up and ran a 5K with my help. It’s time to help myself. I sometimes feel like “not another 5K,” I wanna do something different. That’s why I usually do the elliptical machine when I go to the gym. I’m almost tired of 5K’s, but I can’t just up and run a 10K or a marathon, without proper training. That’s what makes running so rewarding, because it takes dedication and your reward comes on race day when you cross the finish line, and on training days when you manage to go the furthest or the fastest you’ve ever run. You feel so good after a run. Well, you might be physically hurting, but you still feel great! It’s instant gratification. Never once have I said, I wish I would have sat on the couch instead of running these miles. So, I printed out a blank calendar, and wrote in the training schedule. I paid the entry fees and race day is early November. I start training on Saturday. I just have to tell myself, “you’ve done it before, you can certainly do it again!”