Sunday, June 25, 2017

Getting Fit and Running with the King!

Saturday June 3, 2017

When I got home from China I was in such good physical condition. Physically I hadn't felt better in years, but a total hip replacement, lack of mobility for a while and a typical American diet soon packed the pounds back on and I was feeling pretty "Blah" by the time we got here to Tupelo. Darryl had put on a few pounds too. We decided it was time to get back in shape. We changed our diet, for Darryl cutting out a lot of sugar and junk food. For me, I have been concentrating on a Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) to help fix my tummy issues. That is also when we started running and exercising more.

Darryl runs at least 3 times a week. And does lots of push ups and planks each day after work.

4 days a week I do brisk walks, going between 2 - 4 miles at a time,

I do Yoga 3 to 5 times a week...(I love all the instructional videos you can find online)

..and I swim 3 days a week concentrating on working my arms. 

With all this healthy eating and exercise Darryl and I are feeling great. Our weight hasn't changed much, but we feel so much better and have noticeably more energy. 
As I mentioned in my earlier posts, we have run a few 5k runs. On June 3rd, here in Tupelo, we ran in the Annual Elvis Presley Festival 5K, which is affectoinately called,
"Running with the King 5K".

As an homage to Elvis, Darryl grew out his sideburns. I will confess, we had to darken them a little so  you cold see them.
He had me take this picture to show that the Redheads were Running with the King. 😃

This was a very nice course, and you got to run by Elvis' birthplace. I walked the whole course except I did jog a little down a couple of hills. 
Darryl finished 2nd for the men in his age group and won this cool Elvis cut-out Trophy.

When he got his trophy we started to leave and then I heard them call my name. We turned around and they announced that I won 1st in my age group for the woman. I think that there were only two or three women in my age group and the fastest woman my age won the Sr. Grand Masters Trophy. 

Hey, I'll take it! I worked hard and walked as fast as I could and it's nice to receive a reward for all of hard work!

Now, let's all get moving!

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