Saturday, May 28, 2011
I haven't posted in two months! Work got extremely busy plus I was training for the Indy Mini Marathon and trying to pull off a surprise Disney trip for the family. Thankfully, I was able to accomplish both!
I am so happy I signed up for this race. Honestly, it was perfect! The weather ended up working really well - even though it did rain some. I was a bit nervous because the week before, I did my last long train which was 10 miles. I had to cut through some grass and my feet must have gotten wet and I had the blister of a lifetime. I knew the last few miles it was there but I just kept going. Then I was stupid and played with it too much and it got bad. But I have some marathon-er friends and they gave me some tips that last week before the race and race day I did fine. My goal was under 3:30 (I trained at 16 minute miles). I finished the race at 3:24 (WITH a potty stop!) so I was happy. The coolest part was a lot of friends and family "followed" me. They signed up for texts and the race would send text results at certain points. So cool! It also posted on my Facebook page.
Will I do this again? Yes, I think so. I may have been "biten" by the race bug. I took this last week off from exercise and boy did I miss it. Beginning this Tuesday, I'm going to attempt to train for a 5 mile race and I'm planning to run it. I played field hockey in high school and messed up my shins with shin splints and stress fractures so I'm goind to attempt. And my ultimate goal is a triatholon. I know, who am I?
As for the weight loss portion, I'm a bad weight watcher. I kinda stopped going to meetings and counting points. BUT, I've lost weight. I'm pretty sure if I went today (which I'm planning to do next week!), I would be close to my 10% award. We'll just have to see. Wait and find out because I WILL post it next week!
I'm feeling so much better. People have told me I look better (well not in those exact words but you know what I mean) and I'm happier. Yes, losing weight is a good thing. And one of the "goals" I was working towards was looking back at pictures from sending my oldest to kindergarten and not hating them. That time will happen on August 16th so it's very close. I have to keep moving!!!