Milestone

This heading is a new category I’m going to set up to mark weight milestones or fitness milestones.  Today I had a fitness milestone.  I’ve been doing 4 milers for a while now – walking some of the time, running most of the time.  Today I ran for all of the time.  I had an idea that this is what I wanted to do today and it felt good all the way around.  I set a slower pace and just kept focused on mini goals.  The next post, the next road sign, to the end of the woods.  At one point a skunk crossed the road 200 feet in front of me.  OF ALL DAYS FOR A SKUNK TO DO THAT!!  I kept on going.  I knew I had pushed myself pretty good by the time it was for me to slow and cool down.  It was probably my best sweat for being outside and I could feel it in my legs.  I ran 4 miles today.  I still can’t believe it.  I still hate running but I might be addicted to it.  Not my last milestone but a big one for my mind.

Tonight was another night for a walk with the dog but this time the whole family came with.  My wife took some pictures of me to show how my progress has been.  I don’t like the progress pics of me standing in front of a wall.  I like action shots which also gives everyone a taste of what the country life up here looks like and also how flat it is.  Flat as a pancake which makes for beautiful sunsets.  Another thing about the pics.  I hate them.  I know I look better, much healthier and slimmer but it still doesn’t match the mental picture I have of myself.  I’ve made a lot of progress but I’m not done yet.

My dad's farm is in the background

My dad's farm is in the background

Me and the puppy.  Can you see what I'm dealing with?

Me and the puppy. Can you see what I'm dealing with?

Notice the relaxed boy in the back

Notice the relaxed boy in the back

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2 thoughts on “Milestone

  1. South Beach Steve

    I think you have a lot to be proud of — you are looking great! I am glad your wife took the pics. It sure feels good to be getting there, doesn’t it. And the comments you wrote Sunday about the folks at church was some fantastic affirmation, that’s for sure.

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