When I was in college, I lived the first summer still with my parents. Almost every day I went for a true run to the end of a cul-de-sac near their house. This route has a semi-steep hill and a larger hill. While I knew it was shorter, I decided that I needed to take this route for times sake. I went from jogging, to slogging (see Jennifer’s comments) to plodding. Thinking back, it was over a decade ago when I ran this particular course. It’s amazing how we change and our bodies change over time. I remember taking that hill with ease, and now I have an aching in my knees. But I do not look to the past in sad nastalga, I look to the future when that hill shall be mine again. Even if the pounds aren’t falling off, I know I’m building muscle, stamina and helping my metabolism.
I also was able to wear a shirt today that has previously been to tight for me. If feels so good to get back into clothes.