Well, I realized yesterday that I’m over halfway done with my training.  Just thinking about being that close to the marathon gives me butterflies!  I don’t feel like I should be that prepared yet.  But I will keep plugging away.  The past couple of morning runs have been wonderful!!  It’s been cool and not humid; perfect running weather.

My running club is taking off very very SLOWLY.  I’ve met 2 people out of about 24.  I don’t get any suggestions or feedback, so its hard to know when to schedule runs.  Finding compatible running partners is harder than I thought it would be!  I was so lucky to find Maria and Jennifer and just didn’t realize how lucky I was.

I went to the NJ State triathlon last weekend to cheer for Maria.  It was her first triathlon and she did so great!  It was the first one I’ve ever watched.  There is so much those athletes have to train for and know.  I learned a lot and really enjoyed being there.  I would love to tackle a triathlon one day…I would just have to get over my fear of swimming in open water with hundreds of other competitors.  Maybe a duathlon would be a better start for me.  I took my husband and kids, too.  I’m glad they got to see a bigger race and all those athletes giving it their all.

I made a big decision last night!  I decided to stop getting weighed for Weight Watchers.  I needed to go last night or just be done with it.  I decided that I didn’t need that crutch anymore, that I have confidence I can continue to do well on my own and if I ever did need them again, I know where to find them.  I don’t remember the last meeting I actually sat through.  So, that felt good…like another chapter from my “previous life” closed.