Jul 27, 2011


Oh yes I did. Just another one of those things I thought I'd never do. I got super emotional as we started the race. Thinking about how all I wanted to do last year around this time was lay around and eat whatever was put in front of me. It was my birthday last Friday and I have not felt this good in a long time. I went out with some girlfriends for a night out on the town, we had a blast. Then Mike took me out for a high class dinner at a fabulous place.

Mike's mom Kim, in the green shirt above, committed to this race and needed someone to join her. I knew it was my next step in this journey. I signed right up and we ran together the whole 6 miles! Not stopping. At the fourth mile I got emotional again because it really started to hurt, but my adrenalin kicked in and I pushed even harder. I have two blisters and a limp (because of my sore calves) to prove it.

Friday I'll run seven with my Mike's mom to keep the momentum. I plan to shoot for a half marathon in October. Why put myself through this now? So quick? Because who knows what life has in store for us. I need to get it all in while I can. It's getting me healthy and in shape. And I keep dropping the pounds. I hit three pounds lost just this past week. I hope to do that again this week!