Why I write about my health...
Basically, I was given thirty topics to write about each day this month. I'll give it my best shot; but there is an election, my birthday, Veterans Day, Button Day, World Peace Day, Thanks Giving, and my trip to Vegas for the RnR Marathon!
|Big Noah, Little P|
Why I write about my health... Ummmm... Well, I really write about what my life is like now that I am living a more healthy life style. So this title should be "Why I write about all the stuff I can do now that I started living a healthy life style". Not as snappy, but a much better description.
I actually started writing this blog as a running journal. My running coach wanted to keep track of how I was doing and thought this would be a good way for both of us to follow my training.
Hold on a second! Running journal, coach, training???
Seriously, sometimes I crack up when I'm writing this stuff. Those are words I would have never written a few years ago.
Six years ago I was sitting around trying to play with my little boy and could not even play catch with him without being completely out of breath.
|Once I was down it was hard to get up|
My doctor had been telling me for years that I needed to drop a few pounds (he was kind of nice about it). He even prescribed some weight loss medication. I dropped a few pounds and then put them right back on. I still can't believe I took that stuff even after I read how dangerous it could be (I guess I was just really desperate)...
I watched my father die, the prior year, from so many health problems I don't even know which one killed him. He had several heart attacks, he was a diabetic, he had kidney problems, etc...
The thing I don't always say in this blog is how hard it was.
It's not a quick fix.
You do have to work at it, but the rewards are incredible!
|Heading out for a running adventure|
I guess that was my rock bottom...
And I guess, I just want to share this incredible gift I was given with everyone that will listen.
So that is why I write about my health.
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