First off, I completed my 2nd Half Marathon a few weeks ago. Sadly it was not as enjoyable as the first due to the weather, it was BRUTALLY HOT! I knew it was going to be a tough run right off the bat, my leg cloth in the right leg was acting up and had been swelling a bit also I hadn't fully broken in my new running shoes and my right foot was numb and in pain from mile 1 to mile 4, I actually considered dropping out I didn't think I would be able to finish with that amount of discomfort. I kept telling myself to just try to catch up with someone from my running club, I finally did and it gave me a little boost, and so I continued that until I was able to pass up a few. This was by far the hardest run I have ever had!! The last 2 miles were uphill so that only hurt my chances of a PR but at that point I didn't even care about the time, I just wanted to get to the finish, collect my medal and get out of the heat!!
I feel I mentally struggled more than I ever have while on a run but I was really proud that I didn't give up and I felt that the medal was truly deserved!
Here we all are....
The following week I was off to Jamaica for some R&R.. Woohoo.
We headed out for a lovely week vacation, I had an amazing time with my husband. This was actually the first time I've been out of the country :D (well, I don't count Mexico cause it's my 2nd home).
We spent our week at RIU Ocho Rios, what a great resort, beautiful beaches and so much green landscapes in Jamaica. I highly recommend visiting this country!
The only negative is that it was all-inclusive and I developed diet amnesia! I'm a little dissapointed that I went a little crazy! I actually packed my gym clothes and had plans of continuing on but only worked out once.
I came back to a 5lbs gain! ouch ouch yes but I fully deserve them and I'm ready to get back to work!
The view from our room: SO BEAUTIFUL
Visited Nine Mile: Where Bob Marley was born and grew up.
Crystal clear waters
Dunn's River Falls
I also just started school again - Interior Design, my dream career!
As you can see, it's been a crazy hectic and super FUN month - my excuse for being away from the blogging world so much lately but as I re-focus on my weigh loss efforts, I vow to be more present.. I miss this community and all the positive help it's been.
Goals for September:
Blog once a week
Lose 8 lbs
Resume running schedule and tracking.