Almost 6 Months!

Hail, hail Nichol is all semi-here!

Wow. June will mark the halfway point of my mile a day. No missed days, minor cheating (mile-ing while shopping for example), and pretty strong, muscly legs peeking through the fat.

One of the biggest problems I’ve faced so far is rest days. I was taking advantage of the strolling aspect so I forced myself to stop. Now I have to start again. I went hiking the other day and I couldn’t finish the trail I do (Mormon Trail) because my legs were quivering. Legitimately quivering… It was bizarre. Slow walk miles are reinstated, once or twice a week.

I did have a close call on Friday night. I went to happy hour with some co-worker/friends and was having so much fun I didn’t leave until almost 11pm. Walked around the complex when I got home and had my one mile in by 11:45-ish. It was a close call. I would have been so mad at myself if I had missed it for a couple of Blue Moons. . . mmmm, beer.

Anywho. . .

All in all, I think things are going well. I’m trying to pick up the running pace and distance, shutting out the negative thoughts about how much running sucks. I’m striving right now for a runners high. Hopefully that kicks in soon.

I’ve been enamored with the body changes and not so much with the numbers on the scale. I am working on the stomach fat, and I want a better butt. I get so impatient that I forget that I’m also building muscle and weight will fluctuate. I just want everything to go faster…

In other news, work is WAY better. They hired someone to take my second position away and now I will only be doing one person’s job. I have withdrawn from my summer classes and decided to relax this summer. Going to Pittsburgh in about a month to hang with my sister so that will be fun. I don’t know how much running I’ll do, since we are a walking tour kind of family, but I’ll still get my miles in.

All in all, feeling good, feeling healthy, feeling (mostly) confident.


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