Today I’m appreciative for good health at a level that lets me run.
I’m not fast, and last year I wasn’t at all consistent. In 2017 I ran twice instead of the four times I’d managed for years up to that point. I ran the LA Marathon (my 10th) in March and the San Diego Holiday Half Marathon in December. I told myself that that was enough and that I should save my energy.
The rest of the year I ate more than my share of sweets and refined fake food.
About three weeks ago I finally figured out how to break the bad eating habits and I’m happy to say I’ve lost 5 pounds over the holiday season instead of gaining the usual holiday 5 (hey, does that mean I lost 10 pounds?)
These days I use food for fuel instead of comfort and to cater pity parties. I feel better, I have much more energy, my clothes are starting to fit better, and I find myself looking forward to – instead of dreading – the LA Marathon coming up in March.
Because toenails are overrated.