So at 5:30 am the entire running crew (including one newer member) gathered in the drizzly morning air to do a 3-miler with our Cancer Kickin' friend Kay. We were all bundled up in our warm winter gear, and Emily and I were even sporting our styling headlamps to the light the way. While it was a wet one, the weather did cooperate a little by not actually pouring on us. I thought maybe the sky was crying light tears of joy that Kay was finally able to get out and about with us again.
Another little reason I have to celebrate is that tomorrow I will be running my very first full marathon. I have trained, and I am ready to go. The weather says 50% chance of rain in Carlsbad tomorrow, but I am not going to let a little something like rain drops keep me from what I want so badly. Each drop will just remind me of all the steps I have taken in training to get to this point. As I shared in my last blog, I am going to have my mind step out of the way and let my body take over, because it knows what to do. I can't wait to share all my marathon antics in next week's blog.
Finally, and I can hardly believe it has been this long, but on January 24th two years ago I wrote my very first blog for The Flabby to Flabulous Files (FTFF). Thirteen half-marathons, three triathlons, and numerous other races later I continue to move forward on my journey to flabulous. There is a little less of me this days, and what is left is a little more muscular than in the past. I would like to thank all of my family, friends, and other readers for helping me move forward on this journey. Two years ago I started this blog to hold myself accountable and hopefully inspire even one person to change their life by taking on a healthier lifestyle. I now have about 200 readers a week who check in to see what crazy things my running friends and I are up to.
So here's to another year of crazy fun as we all work toward accomplishing our goals. Continue to pray for Kay, continue to get out there and get your body moving, and continue to enjoy the benefits your healthier lifestyle provides for you. After all, you only live once!