Friday, April 1, 2016

Half #20 and a weight loss update

I'm so glad it's Friday! And next week is Spring break, so I'm off all week. It's going to be glorious.

Tomorrow I'm running half #20, Run the Bluegrass.
I still have a hard time believing it! My very first half was Sep. 2012. I remember the start of my running journey. I remember the exact moment when I said to myself after finishing a 5k, "there's no way I can ever run more than 3 miles!!"
 How things have changed! I am so glad they have, because I absolutely adore running.

Last night I went to the expo and packet pickup. I ran into a couple friends I hadn't seen in a long time, which is always fun!
Instead of a tshirt, we got this awesome hoodie. And it's actually true to size, for once!
After the expo I got together with my sweet friend, Charity. Every time I hang out with her, I am more and more grateful for true friendships that last. A friend who actually loves you through thick and thin. Someone who doesn't disappear at the first sign of trouble. Someone who persues you as much as you persue them. 10 years and going strong!

 Weight loss update:
As of this morning, 3 weeks after starting Medifast, I have lost 11 lbs. It's amazing how different I feel just from 11 lbs!
Week 1: 6.5 lbs
Week 2: 1/2 lb
Week 3: 4 bs
I was so disappointed with week 2, but then I remembered even the Biggest Loser contestants have horrible second weeks, no matter what. Glad I stuck with it!

The course for the race tomorrow is super hilly. Probably the hilliest course I've ran. (I did this race a couple years ago) I always try to do my best and give it my all, but I'm not going to stress about it.

 I'm going to enjoy the beautiful scenery, the horse farms, the horses running along side of us, and even the rolling hills.
 And I'll be incredibly thankful that I get to do this!

14 comments:

  1. Congrats on your 11 pound loss! That's awesome! And you look great.

    So true about true friends. They are rare and to be cherished for sure. As I get older, I realize just how wonderful true friends in life really are.

    Also, congrats on #20 tomorrow! I can't even imagine that. Tomorrow is half #2 for me. I really appreciate how grateful you are about running. That's something I need to work on. I often forget how fortunate we are to be able to do this, because they're are so many that can't.

    Have a great weekend, and enjoy #20!!

    April in Georgia

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    1. Thank you, my friend! Girl, you'll be at #20 before you know it! :)
      I hope you have a wonderful race and don't get too wet. Can't wait to hear about it!

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  2. Nice work on the weight loss! I am running a super hilly half this weekend, too. I'm a little nervous since I'm pacing it, but here's hoping I have a good run! :) Best of luck on your 20th! (wow!!)

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    1. Thanks! Pacers are awesome. I don't think I could do that! I know you'll do great!!

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  3. Applauding you for the weight loss!!!
    I love the hoodie!! Looks great on you!
    I came THISCLOSE to signing up to do this race so I could get the double medal for that & the mini...
    hope you have a great race. I hear that race is beautiful. Let the scenery distract you from the hills :) Have fun!

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  4. WOOHOO!! Have a great run tomorrow!! Congrats on everything you have accomplished!!! You totally got this.

    We all need friends who won't turn away when the going gets rough. You are one lucky lady to have one!

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    1. Thanks for your encouragement, Karen. I am very lucky indeed!

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  5. YES this race is supppppppper hilly!!!! I am not doing the mini this year, first time since I started running in 2012 as well. Good Luck!

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    1. Are you doing this one too? Too bad you won't be doing the mini. I hope to see you at a race one of these days!

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  6. Congrats on your weight loss, though you are a beautiful person, inside and out, regardless of your weight! I hope you have a great race tomorrow - love that hoodie!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Jen. I hope I get to see you at another race soon!

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  7. Wow, 11 pounds in 3 weeks is amazing.
    And a hoodies is so much better than all those cheapo race t-shirts.

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  8. I found your blog because I was searching for information on the fast metabolism diet and half marathon training. I want to start the fast metabolism diet but I am training for my first half marathon in May (the indy mini). Did you ever do the fast metabolism diet or have you found something that was worked better?

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    1. Hi Kelly! I never did the fast metabolism diet, although it sounds like a great plan. I'm now doing Medifast. I am modifying it some, to fit in with my races and runs. (More calories) Good luck in your training and your first half! If you have anymore questions, feel free to ask me.

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