Monday, October 3, 2011

Silence Over! Now, Game On!

Yes, I know it's been way too long (almost 5 months) since my last post. I have no excuses. But, it has been an emotional roller coaster.

Not only has it been too long since my last post, it has now been over a year since my last run, the 2010 Wine & Dine 1/2 Marathon.

There is a lot that could be said about the last 12 months. And, I will probably get to some of it at some point. But not today.

This past Friday, while at the expo for this year Wine & Dine 1/2, I took advantage of the discounted race registration for the 1/2 in January and registered. So there, I've said it...I'm registered for a 1/2 marathon in a little over 3 months.

Having said that, I'm starting over...completely starting over. I have already said it has been a year since i last ran (or exercised, for that mater) and, as of last Friday, I am square on the nose of 350 pounds.  I have a long way to go to get ready for January, but I have just enough time to get there (if I start today!).

In the past I have asked for a show of hands or some other rah-rah thing to make me feel better. This time, it's just game on. I know there are some people that have given up on me (and I don't blame them, I've given them every reason to do so) and will never come back. That's fine though, because I can't afford to have people around me that will give up on me or drag me down. For those of you that are still here, THANK YOU.

This blog will be my avenue of accountability. If you are reading these words then you are free (if not encouraged) to hold me accountable to what I say I am going to do and what I need to do.  Ideas are welcome.

One last thought...January is only the beginning. It is not (and cannot be) the end, or even a temporary stopping point. It has to be just the beginning.

Till Next Time....KEEP MOVING FORWARD!!!


Amanda said...

Welcome back! Glad to hear that you're registered for the half in January and you're right you have to start now and you'll be ready.

Anything you need, let me know and I'll help if I can!

mgreene said...

I'm expecting a workout report when you get in this AM!

MrWDW said...

Who me? Hold you accountable?? ;^)

Anonymous said...

Byron, if anyone understands - it's ME. And I'm right there with you. Let's do it my friend!

MrWDW said...


Step one should be that you will begin to post more religiously and let us know what you're doing.

Knowing that folks are expecting you to let them know what's going on should help in the motivation.