Some of the items on my lists are not a simple outing, flick of a keyboard or a bit of light reading. Some of my goals are actually big goals. Jogging one mile may be the biggest undertaking on this list.
When I returned from Germany in September, I was about 60 pounds lighter than I had been in quite awhile. I had done it all on my own through eating right and exercising daily (and a lot of Zumba!). But I was looking for a new challenge.
Enter my sweet co-worker. She invited me to join a group called ATX100 that is sponsored by Run-Tex, an Austin owned and operated running store. This simple invitation has opened quite a few doors for me.
Not only have I made some great friends through ATX100, but I’ve also found that fitness and exercise are fun. And, oh my gosh, this town has enough 5ks and other runs to keep me motivated. And my team members are a constant source of encouragement to sign up for those runs/walks.
Although lately I’ve taken a slight “sabbatical” from my weight loss and fitness activities, I am starting to recognize that in order to achieve this goal by the end of the year, I’m going to need to some heavy duty conditioning. As a result, I’ve been going to my ATX workouts on a regular basis again.
I can walk for what seems like miles and miles, but to run, (to borrow a phrase from one of my fellow ATXers) that comes light post by light post. I haven’t hit too many light posts yet, but I’m hoping by the end of the year, I can take on a mile of them.