In the rain

My sister and her friend arrived yesterday and though we had a lot of catching up to do, we had to get our long run/shuffle in to prepare for our half-marathon this coming Sunday at the beach.  It rained, rained and then rained some more the entire workout.  Cindy did about two miles more than me, but I think I still got wetter than she did.  The guys greeted us at the door as we pulled ourselves together.  That hot shower felt so good.  Cindy was all about stretching and working out the kinks and all I could think of was hot water and hot food.  I did manage to enjoy a cold light beer with the pizza and that was a little bit of heaven too. 

This morning I am a bit sore and my muscles hurt and I really want to go back to bed.  Her and Marcel are off to Savannah, GA to enjoy their day-off and vacation.  Five O’clock can’t come soon enough for me though. 

I think I am going to be ready for my bucket list half-marathon.  I’m going to be thinking of my Nadia and imagining how hard it is for her at boot camp and if she can do it then I can certainly do this.  It’s gonna be fun and

It’ll all be worth it

May 12th Family Run/Walk

This is how our family does it!!!  How awesome! Three Generations.  It was the best fun ever.  It was Natasha, Bill, Emma and Kami’s first official entry on a run.  My Emma did her first 5K and I was so proud of her.  Bill and our grand-daughter also did a 5k while Natasha, Nadia and I did the 10K.  A Kodak moment for the memory books and a time for the HEART!

 

It’ll all be worth it

I did it

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I tied for third place in the female age group 40-49! How awesome is that? Ok, so there were only four of us in that age group, but I was the oldest and had the most disabilities. I’d say that makes me a winner.

It was all TRAIL trekking too. The race started off downhill on gravel, then up-hill on dirt, around the turns in sand, through  fields full of bugs and lots and lots of sunshine. I was able to partner up with another gal for the last couple of miles. Cheryl sure helped me to keep up my pace and as we crossed that finish line with big smiles on our faces. Our time was 1:20:21 with a pace of 12:56 min/mile. I had such a great time.

After the race I headed to Francis Marion to pick up my daughter Emma and we treated ourselves to a great lunch at FATZ CAFE. I figured since I ended up walking up and down to her three story high dorm helping to load some stuff up to ease the final move out of the dorms for the summer I needed a little more of a treat. They have the best Club sandwich.

Home relaxing now. I think I enjoyed my shower almost as much as I enjoyed the 10k. I have my race tee-shirt on and I’m basking in my victory.

it’ll all be worth it!!!

 

Friday the 13th!!!

It’s nearly the middle of January and I still don’t have a New Year’s resolution.  I’m wondering, do I really need one?  Seriously now, they say change doesn’t happen if you continue to do the same thing over and over again.  Well, every year I make a New Year’s resolution and nothing changes.  So why not start this new year off with CHANGE!.  I’ve talked myself into it.  That is exactly what I am going to do.  I’m going with the wind at my back and the ruby red slippers on my feet (that is if they will fit on a size 11 foot).  I would probably be 5 lbs lighter if it weren’t for my two big feet, but I’m happy just to brag that I am officially Weight Watcher weighed in this week at 42lbs less than when we started the end of August 2011.  Say it with me “YIPPY” it works!

Bummer of a workout last evening.  My left knee started with some sharp pings that turned to pain and then got alittle untolerable and ended up hobbling to my car.  It was a very “ucky” kind of feeling and a tad bit distressful.  As I dragged myself up into the drivers seat I had this terrible thought, “am I going to be okay for my 14k in Feb.?” Yup, the tears started flowing.  That is why it is better to take it one day at a time and not dwell on some New Year’s resolution with some goal that might get blocked.  You have to think quick on your feet and be flexible at times like this.  I can’t be getting all depressed about a month from now in VA doing my first 14k in goodness knows how long.  I have to be thinking about the present and what I need to do to keep this knee from killing me anymore and healing and changing my training schedule.  I got to be positive cause it will all be worth it!!!

Perhaps it was just the two days prior working out at the gym that I might have overdone it.  I’ll rest a couple days and try some non weightbearing excercises.  Yup, that might just work.  I just have to think positive.

It will all be worth it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S. My poor knee

December 29, 2011

I’m getting ready for 2012!!!

Take a look at the new me.  Keep in mind….I’ve lost nearly 40lbs on Weight Watchers so far and am on track to keep up the good work.  2012 is my year to be healthy and fit!

Just the other day I beat my own personal walking record and completed a 3.1 mile walk averaging 4:01 min. per mile.

I got some new winter weather workout clothing and very excited about trying them out.  What a great Christmas persent!!!

I took my daughter Nadia on a five mile walk Christmas Eve and I think I impressed her with my speed.  She would try to jog ahead so she could rest some since she couldn’t keep up with my fast walking pace.  It was great fun!

Look out 2012

It’ll all be worth it!!!

 

 

 

 

November 1, 2011

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving Month!!!

I decided to bite the bullet today and wear my winter clothing for weigh-in.  I just can’t bring myself to show up in shorts and a tank on a cold winter’s day. I braced myself for the added material gain and breathed a sigh of relief when the scale only showed a 1lb gain.  I think that means I maintained!! Good news for me!  I wore a full winter sweater with a tank top underneath and long warm pants.  Now, a person of my size has extra added material to add.  Imagine being a size 4 and just having to claim an ounce or two of material…NO!  I claim a size 22 and that is worth a pound or more of material.  This time the scale leans to my side.

It has been a rather long week full of lots of activity.  I had a great work out at the gym and several days of walking the mile long track at the park.  On Friday night we enjoyed a Halloween Party at a friend’s home and for the first time I dug into my 49 extra allotted points plus.  I was careful not to taste test too much and I was very aware of the size of German chocolate cake I was eating.  That was some kind of good eating too!!

My wonderfully good looking husband had a successful weigh-in also.  He managed to lose 1.4 pounds and can brag about losing 10% of his body fat.  I think we will celebrate with a Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwich tonight.

It’ll all be worth it!