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.