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Monday, October 21, 2013

My birthday and the Great Pumpkin 10k recap

Happy Monday! (I'm trying to make myself believe that too)

  Friday night my twinnie and I celebrated our birthday with my family. I can't imagine celebrating my birthday alone, this way is so much more fun! Having a twin sister is so amazing. She has always been my bestest friend ever. Just having someone who you know will always love you no matter what, who is always there for you and you can trust with your deepest, darkest secrets- is wonderful. I just love her to pieces!
(I'm on the left)
Saturday morning my running buddy, Julie, and I ran the Great Pumpkin 10k. It was an inaugural race, and I think they did a great job being the very first one. There were about 1,000 runners. The only not so good thing was the race was supposed to start at 9, and it didn't start until 9:30. They said they were just securing the course, so who really knows. It was not fun standing in the cold rain for an extra 30 minutes though.
 It was chilly and rained the WHOLE time. It was pretty crazy! Not sure why I didn't wear a hat or at least waterproof makeup!
This was an awesome race for me. I felt excellent the whole time, I only slowed down once for water. I had no stomach issues at all, kept a good pace. I was so happy!!
Smiling because I RAN up this insane hill.
I gotta admit, I hate this pic. There's nothing like feeling good about a 15 lb weight loss, only to see a pic of yourself and be reminded how much further you have to go. But I have to remember how far I've come, and I know I'll get there!

My goal was to finish in 1:10, and I finished in 1:06. I was cold, wet and muddy, but the happiest I've been after a race in a long time!
 Julie also got a PR, and it was her hubby's first 10k, and he finished in 55 minutes. So proud of them!!

Tell me something you did this weekend!
katie
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34 comments

  1. Congrats on the great 10K! And happy belated to you and your sis!

    I feel bad that seeing pics of yourself makes you feel so bad. Look at what you are doing in that pic! Running a race and feeling great!

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    1. Thanks Kim! I don't feel that way about all pics of myself. Just a few of them. I'm getting better about that!

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  2. Lady, you look fabulous and skinny. Celebrate a beautiful picture...

    I have issues with self image so trust me when I say this.

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    1. Thank you! I think most of us have issues with it. It's definitely something I'm working on!

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  3. Great race Katie, way to knock your goal out of the park!

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  4. I think you look amaing! This weekend was pretty good, kiddos had their first race (which they loved) then we went shoe shopping and with three girls, that's just insane! lol

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    1. Thank you Betsy! That's awesome that your kiddos had their first race!! I have a hard time shoe shopping by myself, can't imagine with 3 girls! Lol!

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  5. Congrats!!! A 10k PR after a marathon... not too shabby :) And you look amazing, btw. You are an athlete! You look strong!

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  6. Awesome job on your 10k and I think you look great in the picture!! I don't think I knew you were a twin!! I managed to get in a few good runs in this weekend along with lots of family time:)

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    1. Thanks Teresa! Sounds like you had a great weekend!

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  7. Great job on the 10k PR! I think it's so fun running in the rain. And, you look great! If my race photos ever look as good as this, I would definitely purchase them. Alas, they are ALWAYS horrible! Glad you had a wonderful birthday with your family.

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    1. Haha, thank you so much! I think my race photos are always horrible too. But I can't imagine a pic of you EVER being bad! I don't mind running in the rain if I wear a hat to keep the rain out of my eyes. The makeup was burning my eyes so much, I even had a hard time seeing!

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  8. Good job on the PR! I think you look fine in your pic. I always cringe when I see pics of myself in tights.
    I didn't do much of anything this weekend! I ran 3 miles on Sunday and it was hard, my body reminded me that I ran a marathon last week! I have a 5K Saturday night and a 10K Sunday morning, both Halloween themed. I'm just going to be out there for fun and to look silly in my big jack-o-lantern shirt! I'll have light up bracelets and necklace for the night run!

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    1. Thanks Lorenda! Wow, 2 races, 2 days in a row!! I can't wait to see those pics!

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  9. Way to go! Great feeling beating your goal time! :) Happy birthday!

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  10. I think you look amazing in that pic! Well done, nothing like a good race to lift the spirits! Happy birthday too btw, hope you got all sorts of loved on :) x

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  11. You look great in that pic, you should see my race pics..I can never believe it's me :D

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  12. aya! Girl you blew your goal time out of the water!! GREAT WORK!!!

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  13. You look fab Katie! Don't be too hard on yourself! Great job on your race and in the rain too, that is amazing!

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  14. First Happy Birthday:) And Congrats on your race and time! Wahoo, you go girl!!!!!

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  15. You are beautiful, Katie! Running make up and all. :) Fantastic job on your awesome 10k!!

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  16. I think you look great Katie!! I'm so glad you had a great race, despite the rain and cold. Congrats to Julie and her husband too!

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