Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Paleo, Running, And Kids!

The kids are having a great summer. We have been going to lots of parks, swimming, hiking, church camps, and a bit of driving around our beautiful state.  We will go camping in a few weeks, and everyone is looking forward to the time away!

In other news, I decided to commit to running.  Again?!?  I know. I thought the same thing.  All the past failed attempts were brought up and dissected.  Why can't I master it?  I'm determined to succeed.  We sold the treadmill a few months ago, and I don't have a gym membership, so I was left to try running outside.  For a few weeks, I ran around my neighborhood...which I've done before and never enjoyed it...and this time was no different.  It was boring and unmotivating. An obligation to fulfill, and no more.

Ah, but then I discovered a sweet trail, nestled alongside a creek, with lovely overhanging trees and little wildlife hopping and jumping around me.  It's perfect, and I'm actually starting to enjoy my training.  My sister inspired me to begin again, and she got me to commit to training for a 10k, as well as agreeing to run the Tinkerbell Half Marathon with her next May.   I'm also listening to an audiobook while running, about a girl who thought she could never be a runner, but decided to run a marathon, and now she is an inspirational motivator for all girls who think they can't run.  That's me to a T. 

I'm really good at following through with a goal, once I commit to it.  So here goes!  Running.

I also decided to revamp my diet strategy again.  I researched Paleo and it is discussed so much in the "thyroid world".  I thought it would help with my symptoms.  I'm on week 2, and I feel fantastic.  So much so, that last night, as I was driving past my very favorite burger and fry place, the very place where I love munching on an endless supply of shoestring fries, big patty burgers, dipping fry sauce and  ice cream desserts, I turned a cold shoulder to it.  It didn't even look tempting.  In fact, the picture in their advertisement looked so overloaded with grease, dairy, and gluten, that I actually shuddered.  Good for me.  I'm sure eventually I'll crave that again, but for today and now, I am doing great.

So that's what I'm up to now.  Also, I'm hangin' out a lot with this guy.  :)