The sabbatical is over!

Yes, I know, it’s been a long time since I posted on this blog. And so here is my explanation. I hope I don’t ramble too much, but if I do, please forgive me!
Back on June 10th, my  last post, I had vowed to start exercising again, in hopes of running the 5K Komen race in September (this month). I might as well get it right out in the open that it didnt happen. It was a very long, and taxing summer with our daughter being so sick from her Crohns disease. Between work and watching her deteriorate all summer, I just didnt feel as though I could take the time to get away to do anything on my own. We literally spent the summer running back and forth between the doctors offices, and the lab and xray department for tests. We had hoped that she could get her surgery done by August, but because it was summer, the doctors were on vacation and she had to wait. The other part of this is that she missed the last part of her sophmore year due to illness, so she had a tutor to get caught up. We spent many a night going to the Fogler library at UMO so she could do just that. I guess you get the idea what my summer was like.
Finally, August 15th came, and it was surgery day. 2 weeks before school was to start. 🙁  She made it to school on the first day, but has missed alot since, as she gets too tired to stay the whole day. I wont bear you with the details of the surgery, but I will say that it was a major one.  She is now doing a bit better, and thus I am ready to get back to my goal of fitness.
Darling hubby and I were talking yesterday about how overweight we both are. Literally, within 5 lbs of each other. He then challenged me to see who could lose the most weight in two weeks. I opted to take this challenge under the pretense that there is a reward involved.  This is what I have chosen for MY reward…
I have to just figure out which color I want!
OR
This is definitely a motivator for me!  Hubby on the other hand, is more practical.  His reward would be:
(That is the equivalent amount to one pair of Vibram Fivefinger shoes)
I am extremely motivated to win this challenge!!!

Our daughter did the weigh in, and will keep all the results. I will post the winning entry for all to see.. lol. 
In the meantime, I will mention that this is another attempt to get back at running. My dream is to run a race  with the Mainely Running group here in town. I know I probably wont be able to keep up with them, but just being able to finish a race would be so rewarding after all these years of being obese.  I will start tracking my progress daily on here to hold myself accountable.  My long term goal is to do the Crohn’s race in Portland Maine, which is a 5K on May 19th.  Please support me and help me to reach my goal! 
Love,  Weez 🙂
This article was originally posted by Louise Cunningham on Runnersramblings.com.


3 responses to “The sabbatical is over!”

  1. Hahaha! Thanks for your comments! Yes, he won.. but only by 1.2 lbs! It was very close! I am still hoping to get my shoes for Christmas now.. lol !

  2. Anonymous says:

    I am thinking the Husband won the money.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Who is the winner?