Then I hit 30. I made a New Year's resolution to stop drinking soda (hahahaha), stop eating as much fast food, and start working out more. I did stop drinking soda (for two months) and have cut down on my fast food intake. The one I thought would be the hardest to keep is the one I've stuck with the most. I don't do a lot of upper body stuff, but I do run three times a week. When I say "I run three times a week," I don't mean two miles, I've managed to up my distance to at least 7 miles a run. It makes me really happy. Running has become my preferred stress relief.
|May '13 after my first 5k|
|August '13 after Warrior Dash|
|Me and my medal|
|Jumping the fire.|
|April '12 on the left and Sept. '13 on the right|
Not only has running helped relieve stress, I've also lost almost 30 pounds! Weight loss isn't my goal, but it is a nice side effect of trying to be healthy. By this time next year, I'd like to be training for the Chicago Marathon. I'm not sure if I have what it takes to do it, but I'd sure like to give it a try.