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!



  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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