|Welcome to the Salinas Valley. Now RUN.|
The scale looked back at me, mockingly. "How do you like THIS?"
No fucking way.
Five years ago, I found myself in the midst of a major weight loss goal. From start to finish I lost 50 pounds. Running, making healthy eating choices, weightlifting, etc. I felt good. I was proud of myself. I had inadvertently become a role model to others, struggling with weight or wanting to exercise. I remember that life. That body. Those ultra-sexy runner's legs. I missed them.
Fuck you, scale.
Feeling ultra-inspired by a recent newfound burst of energy and motivation to lose the extra 25 pounds that have creeped into my life and onto my thighs and stomach, I find myself blogging again. Blogging keeps me accountable, gives me an outlet, a place to talk about running, love, life, and all that other stuff that occupies my life.
Born in Michigan. Lived there most of my life. Due to major life changes, that I will explain in a later post, I find myself here in sunny, beautiful California, running among the massive farm fields and vineyards of the Salinas Valley. (Hence the blog name). I've never been more inspired by landscape to run. Living here gives me zero excuse to use the weather as a reason to call off a run. Just what I need, actually. So, with that, I am lucky enough to run in one of the the most beautiful part of the country, perhaps world.
Now. A week later, I confidently step onto the scale once again.
Now, we're getting somewhere.........