Hi, I'm Petra and this is my weight loss/fitness blog.
I used to be on Weight Watchers from January 2011 to October 2012, dropping approximately 45 lbs. I've made the transition from unhealthy and unhappy to athlete and this is my journey to becoming a healthier, happier me. I frequently post about my exercise (mostly running, yoga and lifting), the foods I eat, recipes I liked and my daily struggles. You'll also find the occasional tree hugger post, (travel) photography or anything else I find worth remembering and collecting.
I follow most blogs back that follow me. However, I do stay away from blogs that promote EDs, unhealthy methods of weight loss or negative body image.
Feel free to say hi any time!
While I continue being swamped with work, I do believe I need to take a few minutes each day to do something that makes me truly happy. I’ve been stressed and dying to go home and see my family. I’m not kidding. I really don’t want to be here right now. I nearly cried at work today because I’m so overwhelmed with work, life, running, trying to eat right, juggling everything. The fact that my old supervisor, who I became good friends with, sent me an email today saying nothing more than Come back.
However, I’m extremely proud to say that I have not skipped any of my runs this week. It was tough getting up at 5:30 on Monday, Wednesday and today (especially today), but I still did it. Some of my runs this week have been awful and I’m noticing the effects of too much stress and too little sleep, but sometimes all that counts is the effort, right? I still managed to squeeze in 14 miles. That said, back to happy making things. I think I mentioned before that I plan on doing the New York Road Runner’s 9+1 program in 2012 (you run qualifying races and volunteer at one) in order to be guaranteed entry to the NY Marathon in 2013. I figured I might as well start scheduling races early in the year so that I don’t have to run a race every weekend toward the end of the year. I plan on doing at least one race a month to get more racing experience, stay on track and have a motivation for my training.
So today I entered the following races:
They’re both in Central Park, so very convenient for me to get to and I know the running routes in the Park fairly well by now. Once the course has been posted, I can run it a couple of times to learn where I’ll be struggling, where I need to push harder, etc. It’ll be great.
Is anybody else running either of the two?
This is what made me happy today. What made you happy?