Life has been crazy here lately! A couple of weeks ago I was in New York working on a “super secret” project and this past weekend my gorgeous sister got married!
Talk about an amazing day! It was gorgeous and perfectly my sister and her man. Oh, we all looked pretty freaking flawless as well! Gotta love hair and makeup people! My speech went awesomely well as well!
I’m feeling like now that the wedding is over, life can get back to somewhat normal here in the Not On a Diet household. Well, we really don’t do “normal”, but just where things aren’t happening every single weekend of our lives. I feel like I’ve really been struggling in the healthy living aspect of my life because of all the craziness going on. Those goals I set at the beginning of the month…umm….I haven’t stuck with them hardly at all.
But let’s talk about what I have stuck with!
My mom and I are totally on point with it! We’ve been getting our long walks in and even knocked out a 10 mile one on Monday!
I’m so proud of us for sticking with this! We have learned a lot about walking long distances and that we can do anything we put our minds to. There is one very minor change though.
We had originally planned on doing the Galena Lead Rush on November 1st, but with the expense of the wedding, we have since decided not to do it. With the $55 entry fee and the fact that we’d have to get a hotel, it’s just not reasonable at the moment.
No worries though, we’re still doing a half-marathon. It’s just on our own terms now! Thankfully virtual races exist and we found one via Jost Running to take part in.
It’s the Oktoberfest Half and helps support the Midwest Food Bank! And the medals are pretty awesome!
We will be doing our half this Saturday the 25th along the Duck Creek Path in Davenport. I’ve mapped it out already and it is going to be an absolutely gorgeous day!
No there won’t be a fancy finish line or people to cheer us along, but we’re okay with that. We know this won’t be out last half! We’ve actually already picked out our next!
I’m gearing up with this week by loading my phone up with podcasts to pass the time. And making sure I have some fuel to keep me going along the way! KIND Bars have been our choice so far. So I’m sure I’ll probably stick with those!
I’m excited to say that I’m a half-marathoner after this weekend! I’ll probably have to get one of those stickers for my car now!
Any tips for us as we embark on this adventure this weekend?