I can do this.
I can run the half marathon. My uncle-in-law is a big runner and I have been going to him for advice on running and training for runs. He told me two things about the training schedule I had put together: I was running too much and I needed to get outside and run if I could. So, I have been taking his advice. I am only running three times a week, Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday, and I am going outside to run. I did my run this morning and was able to run 4 miles in 38:30, on pace for what I want to do at the half marathon. What is even better is that, while it was tough, I felt I could have gone farther when the 4 miles were up. That makes me feel great and the half marathon now feels attainable.
The weight ticked up a few tenths of a pound, but still in the 254 range. I think I might be coming off the plateau and I will say I officially am if I get to 253 tomorrow.
As for flying, this last weekend I went to see my dad for Father's Day and I wanted to tell him about the flying, but since I am not able to afford it at all right now, I am going to wait until I can afford to get back into it. Hopefully this year, but with the way the economy is going maybe not for a long time...
At least it is still there to dream about.