|We are BAD ASS!!!!!!!!!|
I convinced myself that I had a slow metabolism, when in fact, my metabolism is working over-time because of the food I put into my body and the physical activity I do. I never had a slow metabolism, I just abused my metabolism and used it as an excuse for being over weight. Proper food choices and running has my body in great condition and for the first time in my life, people are telling me that I should eat more and run less. It's not possible for me to eat more, and I don't want to run less. Running more is likely, but less? Nope. My father and father-in-law both comment that I'm too skinny. No way! I think I look healthy. With flabby skin! And did I mention that I eat tons of food? Whole foods, healthy foods, lean protein, vegetables, fruits. All the good stuff that I find myself craving these days. All I could think about on my way home from the Running Room tonight was the Asian pears I bought this afternoon.
Last night was my former running instructor's good-bye party. Even though it was in the middle of a snow storm (17cm), I ventured out to say good-bye. Carol has been a wonderful mentor to me. She believed in me when I didn't believe in myself. She's always been supportive, encouraging and always so much fun to run with. I'm glad I got to spend that last couple of months taking her clinic. We got to run quite a bit together over the past couple of months and it meant a lot. She will be missed. She's headed out west to manage a Running Room until spring, then she's moving to Illinois. Perhaps Bev and I will road trip down there one of these days to run the Bix 7 in Davenport, Iowa which is only 30 miles from where Carol is moving to. Carol has invited the entire Running Room to run the Bix 7. She's going to have a very busy house! I ran half of my run tonight with her and we got to say a final farewell after our clinic run tonight. I'll always remember her fondly. Even though Enz brought me to the Running Room for the first time, Carol kept me there. Her passion for the sport of running wore off on me!
|Carol (center) and 2 of her 5 Learn to Run participants!|