I did ChaLEAN Extreme last February, and within the 3 months, I had lost about 15 inches off my body. I have no idea how much weight I actually lost, because the weight scale has always been banished from our house. But I felt so great about myself. People were complimenting me left and right about how I looked, nothing bad at all. I was so pumped!
|Before CLX, at my heaviest|
During the warmer months, I would run with my mom. We would do small runs during the week, and save our long run for Sunday mornings. Some days, I felt like crap and just wanted to die. Some days, it was "OH YEAH! Let's do this!" Two of my favorite runs from last year were the 12k from Burdett in the pouring rain of the summer, and the almost-but-not-quite 16k around the outskirts of my town. One was soaking wet with rain, and the other was soaking with sweat and covered in a layer of salt.
Another favorite run
|Bum shot! Calgary Tower in the back|
|A fraction of the group|
|Inside the venue|
|He ran 10k in those things!|
|Post-race munchies :)|
|Dancing our pants off ! (lol)|
|Bootin' er to the finish|
|Yes, we all did the 8k in the hot temps and grass skirts !|
I guess all I have to say is that I still am that girl, but I just have to find her and welcome her back to this world. And if I kick arse, I can see the looks on people's faces, and enjoy it just because.