Congrats on your 10K goal in the upcoming race! I'm a pace bunny for the half-marathon on the 21st. I loved your friend's suggestion for the 3 goals. I usually have two, one for a realistic finish and one for a push time. Based on your 5K results, I think you're going to pleasantly surprise yourself!
I hope you can stick to this goal and take good care of your mom. You're balancing a lot.
Thank you for being one of the few of us who knows that it's just as hard to maintain! I'm in a similar boat, except I'm older (30) and I lost more weight, but gained more of it back. Why is it so hard?
I'm not here to whine. I'm here to remind you that you aren't alone and that this does suck, but that we can do it. We both could be at our goal weights for August. Good luck! 2053 days ago