From Athena to Aphrodite

Antiochos (signature), copie de PhidiasImage via Wikipedia

Yesterday I finished my first 10 mile race. Today I'm uber sore, think I have a stress fracture in my foot, am retaining about 5 pounds of  fluid (leave it to me to GAIN weight after running 10 miles) and am pretty upset with how I look in the pictures from the race.  How fitting is it that a couple weeks ago my close friend G and I decided to run our weight off, this 10 miler as the starting point.

In runner's lingo, Athena is a woman runner over 150 pounds. Ding, ding, ding, that's me! Now, being referred to as a Greek goddess is quite flattering, but Athena was the androgynous goddess. Yikes, after having said that sentence out loud and  looking at my pic, Athena is a pretty dead on description. Ouch! Any who, I want to be Aphrodite. She's the prettier one.

Aphrodite Ourania, draped rather than nude, an...Image via Wikipedia
Our Athena to Aphrodite plan is to
1. not focus on weight loss
2. focus on healthy training for the 1/2 marathon in October
3. Document our progress along the way. 

My goals are 2 pound weight loss per week, live a healthy lifestyle of physical fitness, nutrition, self-image, AND 13.1 miles in 2:45:00!

Oh, and still be referred to as a goddess.
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