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So I took a long break to figure some things out. I found a great job that is close to home and my kids school. In my current role at work I have daily opportunities to help people and that is one if my goals in life.

Goals are great and we all should take time to evaluate and revise our goals regularly or we will become jaded. For years I have wanted to run the Army Ten Miler but something gets in the way. The first year it was due to medical issues, another year it was due to my work schedule. This year however, I am more determined to train properly and run the Ten Miler in 2 hours.

I do have some recent medical set backs but they are also my motivation to do this race. I came back to my blog to document my journey because I thinks goals are important and when we achieve goals, we become stronger mentally and emotionally.

I signed up for the race on May 23rd, a few hours after my upper endoscopy and colonoscopy. I know my health is not as good as it used to be and that is largely due to a change in my exercise routine and diet. Preliminary results of that procedure suggests gastritis. I have been reading up on the topic since then. One of the key changes I need to make involves what I put into my body.

First challenge is coffee and all other caffeinated beverages. The next thing is alcohol and that won’t be a problem because I rarely drink alcohol as it is. I’m also going to stop eating all processed foods, fried foods (not really a problem, I don’t like fried foods). I will definitely have a hard time giving up process foods since most the foods we Americans eat is processed. I am looking forward to getting healthier and having more energy for myself and my lovebugs.

 

Thank you for stopping by 😀

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About Ballu Lee

I am a mother of three, student, runner, Christian. I also love to read, sew, garden, crochet and watch old black and white movies. My fashion icons are Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Lauren, Lena Horne, Grace Kelly, Dorothy Dandridge, Ginger Rogers and Coco Chanel. I enjoy spending time with my lovebugs, cooking and exploring the outdoors. Running is a passion of mine, has been since I was in grade school.

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