Well, I think I achieved this, or got really close to it. But now, I’m back into slacking mode—got really busy this spring, publishing a book, and just had to skip more than I wanted to… (excuses, excuses)
But now I have been slowly adding to my mileage count, and our Maryland race is a 5K in two weeks. Heather (my race partner) and I are working run every week, and Mary (my training partner) wants to run the Rock & Roll Half Marathon in September. So that’s a definite goal (although she was a track coach this spring, while I sat on the computer and wrangled funding, so she’s running a lot more than I am!
I don’t think I’ve really defined “in-shape” exactly. Is it a size 8? Running 13 miles? Losing 20 pounds? I know that awhile back, I just felt like I was in better shape. I guess for me it’s a matter of feeling strong—strong core, strong legs. I’ve lost that since I’ve stopped going to boot camp weekly. I guess for now, I’ll call it dropping the 15 pounds I’ve gained since Christmas (!), running a 5K in less than 36 minutes, getting back into the pants I bought when I was a little thinner. Also being able to do 10 straight arm push-ups (I think I’ve only done this once!) and 200 sit-ups without being overly tired.
Then, I’ll redefine. :)