Throwing your hat over the wall….

Dear Readers,

Have you heard this expression before? It means, putting yourself in a position where you have to do what you have promised to do, and there is no turning back.

There is a story about some Irish lads who were walking about in a road and they needed to get across a wall, so knowing that was what was needed, they lacked ample motivation so they threw their hats over the wall and climbed over the wall to get them.

In this case, it’s not a hat, it’s a 3.1 mile race that is being held in February.

The Break a Leg, 5K being put on by the Paramount, it’s a for a good cause and it will be a fun course. There is a hill on the route, but hey what’s a walk/run without a challenge.

It costs 50.00 (so it costs money, so I have to be invested in the process to get there)

I have told a bunch of people about it (that would be you, gentle readers) so I have to do it. No backing down, and no chickening out.

I have definitely done 5K’s before, so it may not seem like a big deal, AND it is.

Since the birth of my daughter, Vivienne, I have really struggled to get back on track with my health and fitness and I have been chronicling the journey, day by day as I work out. Tomorrow is Day 40, since I started working out a year ago. (see I am writing about it, so I have to get up and do it, even if I am cold, even if I am tired, I am accountable to each and every one of you, reading this. (this picture is what it looks like after you run)


I walk and I run and I swim, all leading to a marathon, eventually.

For now, baby steps to a 5K, again. Truth time? I am a little frustrated about that.

Back in 2015, I did actually walk/run a 10 mile race.


But, there is absolutely no shame in starting over, and starting strong.

(This is a picture of my first ever 5K) almost 3 years ago)


I have a great set of friends who are working on their own fitness and weight goals and without sharing about their life too much, they both recently had some setbacks and I hope that when they read this, it helps them realize that it happens to each and every one of us, and the most important part of falling down that 10th time is getting back up the 11th, 12th, and 13th, time.

Get back up, we all want to see you kick bahookie!

Think About It!!!!!

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