Our Quest to change our lives began in Feb. 2010 and we lost 224 lbs. This is the story of our continuing Journey through the ups and downs of maintenance.
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Monday, February 27, 2012

What I loved best...

Last Friday we had another women's church basketball game.  THIS time, my daughter came with me and played with us!!!  It was her first time even playing basketball and she kicked it!  Of course, she was the youngest so no wonder she could cruise down the court.  
It really MADE MY DAY to have her come share that with me.  
That is what I loved best last weekend!!

And we WON!!!  We had an hour of practice, an hour of a game, then another hour of a scrimmage with another team since their rivals did a no show so we played them.
Three hours of basketball and I was in heaven!  

I also got a NEW super cool PINK ball.  
How uber super duper KEWL is that!!! 
Gotta love it!

Saturday was supposed to be my long run... but I failed.  I never did go run.  
Mostly because I was swamped with my work all weekend.  Sunday my body gave out and I spent the whole day recuperating.  

So today I did go running this morning.  It has been 4 days since I had run last and I did NOT want to loose the stamina I've gained so far.
 I ran for almost an hour!  

And I am happy to report that it didn't kill me!  Yay!  I am starting to enjoy my solitary runs with my ipod and thoughts to myself... as long as it's outside!  (Running alone on the treadmill is the absolute MOST boring.)

I passed several pastures of horses.  I would look over and here's this horse just standing there staring at me.   So I waved to him and smiled.  The horse just continued to stare - I could not tell what he was thinking, but he did turn his head as I passed.  Do you think he realizes I'm being friendly?
I like horses!  I want them to like me! :)  

Well, this is my quick note for today.  
Trying to get over the small heartaches which trouble me and 
hold on to awesome stuff that really matters!!
Life is GOOD!  


Joy said...

Friend, I am sad about your heartache troubles...I wish I could help with that!! Praying for you!!!

You rock with all of your athletics!! Keep it up!!

Stay focused!

Lori said...

It sounds like you're moving in to a good place mentally. I'm glad for you since you've had more than your share of struggles. Keep up the good work.

Jennifer said...

I cannot even tell you how excited and happy I am for you that you are loving running so much! I TOTALLY agree about hating the treadmill and loving alone time with the ipod and thoughts :) I cant wait to get back into it! Its been several months since I ran and it was tough...probably because I gained so much weight back.

As you know if you have been reading, I have really been struggling since my half marathon. I am really hoping to be back on track. I have been praying about it because I have been struggling with motivation. And then this morning I woke up and it was like something hit me. I need to get my portions in check. I can do this counting calories or doing WW. Ineed to force myself to get past the beginnings of running again. And for the first time in a while I actually feel excited again about getting back on my journey. Anyway, I am not sure whY i wanted to share that with you...maybe because you are such a sincere person!


Julie said...

Running is awesome. I don't run far yet but I can do my 3 miles but think I'm going to try for farther and not worry about speed. You keep up the great job there Margene. You're really doing awesome. Blessings!!

Joy said...

How are you today? I hope well. Thinking of you!!

Love & Hugs!