Glad to see more folks from Idaho on FitLink!
I think we all get feeling like we are out of it. Last week was a prime example for me. I had meetings every night last week & was only able to get in 2 runs. I hate it but now I need to refocus & start getting motivated again.. Ouch I hope i do it
Thanks for sharing because I am in the funk this week and I know I need to get back on the horse again. I don't know what it is and I could use every excuse but know taking that hour out of the day is worth it. I need to have a race that I can train for but not going for that marathon yet.
Your story is indeed inspiring. Though I never did anything athletic in high school, I used to be built like a stick. At the start of college in 1995 I was 140 lbs. By sophomore year I was 165. At my peak weight (around 2002), I weighted about 205 lbs. At that point I said enough is enough and started exercising and eating better. A couple years ago I started running seriously. I now weight about 175 lbs and I'm in the best shape I've ever been. I'm no star athlete mind you (best 10k = 54min, best 5k=25min), but I'm working hard at improving. I ran my first half marathon last Sept in 2:11 and I'm hoping to run it again this year in 2 hours or less.
Thank you for sharing your story! I think you are right--maintaining one's level is much easier than starting from scratch, or quitting for a while and starting all over again. Good luck with your running, and keep it up!