Monday, July 16, 2012

Another Month Down

We are over 6 months into this deployment. About 2/3 done, which is a big accomplishment of it's own. I posted about my struggle with motivation over the past couple of months yesterday. So today I am choosing to post about the success I've had so far. Since this deployment began right at the beginning of January, it is safe to say that is also when all of these changes started taking place (or rather that is when I decided to make forever changes). Since then, I've completed 5 half marathons, lost 43 pounds, discovered many new healthy recipes to cook at home, and have really just felt better overall. It's been a great journey so far, and one that I am ready to continue on.

Choosing my blog name took a little time. I wanted to have something creative, but when it comes to creative word play, I am not the best. I thought about how running (or really any exercise) makes me feel. It makes me feel calmer. When I run, I usually have music, but it still gives me the opportunity to think about what I want to accomplish over the day or about what goals I want to set for myself and my family. So I settled on Running In Sanity- because that is how it makes me feel- like I am just a little less crazy when it comes to the everyday aspect of life. Because let's face it, four little ones can make for just a little bit (okay, a lot!) of crazy :) But I do find my patience for the craziness is increased when I've had that little bit of daily exercise.

I'm explaining my blog name now because after 6 months, I am ready to share this blog with more people. Some of my readers were told about this blog from the beginning because I needed the encouragement, but I wasn't ready to share with everyone. Over time, as I began to change in appearance, local friends would compliment me and sometimes ask what I was doing, ask how I was managing to squeeze in half marathons, and I would share this blog with them. Some have found this blog by chance or because I follow other blogs and occasionally I have a comment to offer :) But I am hoping to expand my readers because I am finding that I am really enjoying the support of the running community. I love that a runner can be anyone- fast or slow. Everyone fits. I never thought I'd finish a half marathon- now I've finished 6! I love that I can run my own race- the only person I have to compete with is me.

All that being said, I hope that you will share this blog with your friends and also join me over on my Facebook page Running In Sanity so we can all support each other while we work towards whatever goal we have!

1 comment:

  1. You are a rockstar! This time next year, you are going to look back at all you have been able to accomplish during this deployment in AWE. Keep it up...2/3 point is amazing. Miss you! ~Sue