This is me

This is me

A rare picture of me.  I had just returned from a run, and am looking pretty sweaty and shabby.  I have 8 more pounds to go to finish my weight loss, but I am feeling like my old self again.  Running every day, and am training for a 1/2 marathon this October.  This is me.  I can’t  just go out and get some exercise.  It has to be a suffer-fest.  I just have to be out there, going with the moment.  Everything I do is pushed to extreme.  Running when it is 97 degrees.  i am insane.  My runs are not exercise, they are about survival.  Survival of my body and mind.  To push myself to the edge.  I need that.  I can’t explain it, but I just do.

This isn’t just about finishing a race.  It is about the journey getting there.  The whole journey.  The one in which I found myself again…….and it feels so good.  

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5 Responses to This is me

  1. poppy fields says:

    You look “fantastique”!!!

  2. Jody you look terrific! More power to ya!

  3. You look awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

    So happy you are training and pushing yourself to the limit!

    Love,

    Karen

  4. MamaGeph says:

    Yep, you are definitely out of your mind, but wow! You look awesome. Not to mention that you are one of the only women I know that will post a full-on picture of yourself. In shorts, no less!

    Oh, remember, way back, when you set the goal of running a mile three times a week. I totally scoffed and said, “I can do that.” And then I found out that I couldn’t, which made me mad. Then I got to work. Now I am five pounds from happy, ten from ideal. And I’m more muscled and fit that when I was at my best weight before. So thank you for that, and keep posting your progress. 🙂

  5. Jodi says:

    You are insane. But I totally relate. Congrats on the weight loss and keeping up the exercise. 😀

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