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Monday, July 30, 2012

The Color Run

Yesterday Sydney and I did The Color Run. "The happiest 5k on the planet". It definitely lived up to it's name! We had a blast!
Before the race...all clean...
 It wasn't a timed race, although I did still wear my Garmin. It was just all about having fun! And we certainly did!
                                           There were 8,000 runners!!
                                  At the very end we all throw our colors in the air, makes a beautiful picture!
                                                      Yep, I'm a dork, but I'm cool with that!


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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Tonight's run

Today was a 5 mile run, according to my training plan. But, as usual, it was VERY hot outside and there was quite a thunderstorm going on. So, I knew I would have to face the treadmill instead. I figured maybe if I watched my dvr'd Sister Wives, time would fly by!
 I ran 3.5 miles and was ready to stop. There was no way I could do another mile and a half, it's just SO boring!
As I was quitting, J said I should run the remaining 1.5 outside, that it had cooled down and was just sprinkling.  So, I did it! I went outside and ran the whole thing without stopping! It was so amazing. There was lightening all around, and a light, cool rain- ahhh, it was wonderful! I really felt like I could keep going, but decided to go ahead and stop when I got to 5 miles.
  As I was running, I was thinking back to the time when I could only run from my driveway, barely to the end of the street, way less than .25 of a mile. And now I can run 1.5 without stopping and without feeling like I'm going to die! It is such a wonderful feeling, just seeing how far I've come. That's just proof that ANYONE can do this. I hear people all the time saying they could never run, it's too hard, blah blah. But I used to say those same things! How bad do you want it!
 And I KNOW running 1.5 without stopping is not some huge accomplishment. I know people who can run 13 miles without stopping. But for me it's a huge accomplishment and I know someday I will be that person who can run a half marathon without stopping!!


 
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Sunday, July 1, 2012

12 more weeks!

Only 12 more weeks until my Nashville Women's Half Marathon!
I still feel SO unprepared though. My long runs have only been 5 miles, although this week I plan to do 6. And this heat is so hard to run in, I feel like it slows me down, so my times haven't been very good. Lately after just running 3 miles, I think how in the world could I possibly do 10 more?? But I KNOW I'll get there.
 On another note, I've lost 15 lbs! I'm the maid of honor in my friends wedding this weekend, and bought a size smaller dress!! Losing weight and 'feeling' skinny is a MUCH better feeling than eating crap and junk and feeling fat and miserable! Only 40 to go...!!
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