Tuesday, January 24, 2012

And another one bites the dust

Another 5k that is!! I finished my 3rd 5k with a time of 26:33. Not my fastest, but not my slowest. After talking to some ladies afterwards the race wasn't 3.1 miles it was 3.25. So it was definitely a little bit longer than the other 5k races I have ran. It was a bitter 8* on Saturday morning which I think made my running a little bit faster because I wanted to finish. I don't know the exact place I took because they haven't posted the results. Brandon said he tried to count and I was in the top 20. I think I was the 3rd or 4th female to finish. Only the top 2 in each age group got awards, and my age group of course is the biggest age group from 24-36years.
Here is a picture of my race day gear. I was warm once we started running.
Please don't mind the dirty mirror little hands like to touch and give themselves kisses

Saturday is another 5k but this one is underground where it is 67* all year round!! I am a bit excited about this race. Not only is it underground but it is also on the day of my birth. Everyone dreads getting older however I have learned A LOT about myself this past year. I am so much stronger than I ever thought possible. I am doing things that I thought were only dreams. I am healthier than I have ever been. I wear a size in clothes that not even in high school was I able to wear. I even wore a bikini in Mexico!! So here is to being 27 may this year be even better than last year!!

I am again testing my limits in May by doing a Warrior Dash! It is a 5k obstacle course. Here is the link http://warriordash.com/register2012_kansas.php. I am doing it with a group of amazing women. I am sure it will be a great day!!

I had hopes of doing a race a month but February is turning out to be a difficult month to find a race to run that isn't hours away. So Brandon and I discussed it and if I can't find a race in February the January 29th race is close enough to February. I also had hopes of running a marathon in May, however it was cancelled. So now I am setting my goals on running a Marathon in October. I bought Hal Higdon's book "Marthon: The Ultimate Training Guide" It's a really good book so far with lots of advice on how to train for a full marathon, not how to win but how to finish. Which of course is my only goal, and to be considered "A Marathoner."

I almost forgot today is my weigh in day....I only like to step on the scale once a week. Otherwise you become obsessed with a number, a number that doesn't mean anything. I weighed in at 141!! It could be that for the past 36 hours I couldn't hold anything down, but I am hoping that I can keep it off!! My goal for the rest of the week is to lose 2 more lbs by Sunday to be at 139 by my birthday!!

May everyone have a great full last week of January!!

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