Fit By Fifty Week One Update

Lost 2.6 pounds this week. That makes me very happy. What makes me even happier is that I jogged a little over two miles this morning before I had to take a walk break. Yay!

I wogged (my word for jogged/walked) 4.34 miles in 57 minutes.  It was the perfect early fall morning with bright sun and a cool breeze-my favorite running weather. It reminds me of running cross-country in high school.

Little by little I’m starting to feel good more often than not. Some days I almost feel like an athlete again. LOL!

Next Saturday I run my first road race in 10.5 years. I’m registered for the Sam’s Sprint 5K. Even though I’m nervous, I’m looking forward to it. I’ll try to take some pix, but no promises.

See you next Sunday. 😀

Going Forward

Planning some changes to my blog. Over a month ago I mentioned that I realize my blog lacks focus. I’ve spent some time trying to figure out what focus I can bring. I’ve come up with a couple of ideas. One, dogs…I’m crazy about dogs, animal rescue, dog training, responsible pet ownership. So, I plan to post articles about dogs and dog training. I’m also currently getting in shape and losing weight. Therefore, I plan to post about fitness and health, about regaining fitness in middle age, running, and road races.

On my birthday, September 16, I plan to start a new page on the blog called ‘Fit by Fifty.’ Next Sunday I turn 48. My goal is to reach my goal weight of 120 pounds by next summer and run a whole marathon by my 50th birthday. I’ll chronicle that journey on my new page.

I will also post about my writing journey from time to time. But that won’t be the focus of the blog.

My plan is to post two days a week to start-one day about dogs and one day about fitness. So stay tuned-posts are coming later this week.