finale!! {not so grand} – The Shrinking Jeans of Melissa


April 13, 2011 By Lissa

Where do I begin?

Perhaps that I had a less-than-stellar performance during this challenge? {thanks, Karena, for not kicking and cussing at me}

Or that I have been in a funk?

Or maybe that I should be training for a 1/2 marathon for June 12th, but I just started this week?

I should also say that I have really sucked at being a support system and friend lately for you all… I’m sorry. {that doesn’t mean I haven’t been thinking about you!}

I don’t exactly know WHAT my problem is. The long winter? The death of my beloved aunt? Parenting pitfalls? My never-ending sore throat? Not sure. I do know that I *am* happy and blessed. My life is good. I know this. I am surrounded by great friends and family, my marriage is awesome, and we have everything we need. So, what the hell, LissaJoy?

I finished this challenge at 211. Which is higher than when I started. And 10 lbs heavier than I was at Christmas. Super suck.

I am still at week 4 day 2 on the push-up challenge. I will finish that beast if it kills me.

Since Monday, I have ran/wog/walked a total of 7.33 miles. Guess what? I am faster starting out than I was at the end of my 1/2 training last year. That makes me a little happy. I am certainly not FAST, but FASTER is good.

Did you know my kids, husband, and I are raising funds for a water well in a developing nation for people not so fortunate as us? My son, Bridger, already has one in the works that should be completed at the end of this year or beginning of 2012! How amazing is that?

So, there you have it. I will do better.

Now tell me about YOU!