It's been more than a week and there's lots to update. I'll try to keep it short. We wrapped up a team practice in Brownsville. We practiced running over a hill. Those are my shoes in the photo as we ended with some stretches.
Here's something particularly interesting that may prove I was meant to run after all. Chocolate milk is a drink encouraged after running. Chocolate milk! Why isn't this being marketing as selling point for running?
I learned this during a nutrition clinic last week. That'll be a whole other post.
Those who know me well are aware of my picky and just plain bad eating habits. During lunch once, my coworkers were talking about how unhealthy their dinners were last night. I couldn't help but blurt out, "What are you talking about? 'Prepare' dinner?!? My dinner last night was half a brownie and a bag of Flamin' Hot Cheetos."
I'll just add that to my Needs Improvement list.
Below is a photo from our first team practice at FootWorks. Next to that photo is a picture of the team at the second practice.
We do a "Go Team" at every practice. I got a little lost, but I got there eventually. (I'm very paranoid about that. I used to map out the route I would take to classes on a map of my high school. My cousins got a laugh out of that. One person's abandonment issues is another's source of humor.)
We had a team breakfast last Saturday (June 29) at the Brownsville Sports Complex. After our lap, we had a Memorial Mile, which was marked by signs we had created.
Below is a photo of Lori with her sign, which was in memory of family members.
My poster was placed in the same spot. I went with a variation of a Henry Ford quote (because I never remember the wording he used) as motivation for the team.
"Obstacles are things you see when you take your eyes of the goal."
Former high school water girl (really) finally running.