May is a special month for me. I had my last drink of soda in May, 2010. That may not seem like a big deal with all the other life changes I made, but when I say that Mountain Dew was my drug of choice? It’s not a joke.
Giving that up and not having had a DROP since that time is a very big deal to me.
I drank about 3 – every day.
May 2011 marks the first time I ran a mile straight outside without stopping. In 16 minutes. I was SO happy.
May 2013 – I ran my first official half-marathon.
Marc’s birthday is in May – I think I enjoy celebrating his birthday more than mine!
So I was thrilled when May arrived yesterday. I received my lab results in the mail. I am less than thrilled about my BAD cholesterol – a discouraging 149. BUT with my triglycerides at rock bottom (76) and my GOOD cholesterol being sky high (72), my ratios put me at 1/2 the risk of the average female of heart attack.
So, it’s okay.
Yesterday was sunny, windy and warm and I took a walk at lunch and soaked up the sun that I have been SO missing all winter. I got home and Marc and I did a hard yoga session while I could smell the beef stew that Marc had been cooking all day in the slow cooker.
I then got a call from the local radio station that I won $100 in free gas! Lucky me!
Today also dawned beautiful and I did a planned 10 mile run. It was in the high 60’s and my body is not yet used to that temperature, so I had a bit of a rough time. That scares me a little heading into the half next week, but as Tony Horton repeatedly tells me, all I can do is my best and “forget the rest”.
Marc was taking the dogs for a walk and I timed it perfectly, running into him just as he was turning around and we walked a leisurely 2 more miles.
After lunch we sat outside for a while and relaxed and then I spent a little while clearing some weeds from my flower bed. We have an abundance of lilac trees in our yard, and as I weeded I was able to see the tiny purple buds that are starting to appear.
Tomorrow they are calling for another gorgeous day, which I plan to use to FINALLY get on the bike for the first time this year!
I feel good. I feel hopeful. I sincerely and truly hope that everyone’s May is starting out with as much promise as mine has!