Sunday, May 30, 2010

I did it!!!

I did it!  I ran my first race today.  What a rush!  I didn't even come close to winning any medals (actually, my coach and her family swept the podium very nicely of them) but I met the goals I set out for myself:
  • I ran the whole way without stopping.
  • I didn't come in last.
  • I ran the race in under 40 minutes.
Crossing the finish line with friends, family, and strangers cheering is SUCH a rush.  I also felt very badass running in the middle of busy intersections with police stopping traffic for me.  I just had so much fun and I am so glad I decided to do this.

I posted a time of 37:16, which I am going to be proud of considering I only started training 10 weeks ago.

Hopefully next year hubs won't be too busy keeping three kids under control to take a picture of me crossing the finish line for the 10K.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I run with the Sisterhood

All right!  All right!  I'll come back!

I sat out the last Sisterhood challenge.  My brain just wasn't in the game.

I am back.

I have run a clothing size off of my bum and an inch of my waist, yet my scale is not moving.  I know I am eating up all of the calories I am running off.

I am back in the program.  I am going to strive to lose 10 lbs during this challenge.

My starting weight is:

161 lbs.

I have made regular exercise a habit, but now my eating is not on track.  When I have my eating on track, my exercise goals go away.

I need to get this to come together!

Friday, May 21, 2010

I am a runner.

I have two weeks until I run my first 5K.  I have been running 3-4 days a week using sort of couch-to-5K plan a friend has shown me.  I am up to 14 minutes of running with a 1 minute walk times two reps.  I can run 14 minutes without stopping!  And then do it again!   This is amazing to me.  I have dropped a couple of pounds, and an entire clothing size on my bottom half.  I actually look forward to my runs.  I am thinking of training for a 10K next year.

I never thought I would think of myself as a runner.  I am neither fast nor graceful, but I am doing it.

That counts for something, right?