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Friday, March 25, 2011

MONDAY March 28/11

Is the day the app comes out for the Half Marathon training...thinking I'll come back and start documenting how all that is working out for me!

GOAL= Disney Princess Half Marathon February 24-26 2012 in Orando Florida
OUTFIT= Tiara and a skirt of course

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Muir Murray Winery 5 km - Goal Achieved

What a feeling crossing that finish line in the pouring rain! Thirty minutes for the 5 km run, in the rain and mud, along the dykes in beautiful Wolfville NS. A feeling like no other,and I am so proud of myself for doing it. Earlier in the week I had pretty well talked myself out of it. Thanks to the tremendous support of family and friends I accomplished my goal.
 Getting ready to line up. I was so lucky to have my best friend Jacqui with me for encouragement. She stood in the rain with me, so I could stay dry, under an umbrella until the race started.

Here is a cool shot of the runners running along the dykes. It was quite muddy and a few runners chose to run up on top of the dykes.

I was feeling fantastic when I reached the half way point, where the wine station was situated. I was actually so surprised, that I asked someone if this was where I was to turn around for the 5 k. Asked if I was staying for a drink I replied "hell no" and ran off. I knew if I stopped I would lose my momentum!
When I knew I was getting close to the end, I looked at my watch and was shocked to see how fast I was going. There was a really good chance I was going to make it in 30 minutes. My goal was to do the run in 40 minutes, so the adrenalin really set in and my legs found strength from deep within.
 My best friend Jacqui was waiting at the finish line, in the car, trying to time when to get out to see me cross.  I was coming up to the end when she was exiting the car. Poor thing I was yelling at the top of my lungs
"JACQUI, I DID IT". People told me I would feel this rush and excitement, but I honestly can say it was one of the best moments of my life! To have one's best friend being at the finish line cheering you on was something I will never forget!

Shortly after receiving my gift bag,we headed off to Patty's Pub for brunch. This being a significant place for us girls. I have known Jacqui for over 28 years. Years ago we lost touch and lived a few hours apart. Thanks to Facebook and us having a mutual friend (that we had both made about 10 years ago) we are reunited. We met up a few years back, at a sweet coffee shop in Wolfville, then proceeded to Patty's for brunch. Jacqui is my soul mate girlfriend and I truly love her as the sister I never had!

 Here we are dressed in matching pink jackets that she bought for us for this day. Now to know Jacqui and her firey red hair,you would know she does not wear pink. To know me, is to know pink is my favorite color EVER!

 What a fantastic day this was. I know now, I can accomplish more than I give myself credit for. I have a fantastic support system of family and friends. Looking forward to starting my 10 k training. Hoping to do a few more 5k races in December and then the Bluenose 10 k in May.

I have definitely been bitten by the running bug! 

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Honestly I'm scared.

There I said it. I am signed up for my first 5 km run next Saturday. Here are my excuses for not going:

1-I don't think I can do it! Seriously,I don't think I can run 5 km YET! I missed a good three weeks of running due to a "man cold" and my husband traveling a lot in the month of October.

2-Today I finished week 8 of the C25k. Yes I can run for 28 minutes straight BUT I am so f**ing slow,the walkers will be passing me.

3-My hip has really been hurting and I think it is because I am not losing any weight and running is flaring up my bursitis.

OK now you can all call me a wimp and tell me everything will be fine,but I am so upset inside and disappointed in myself. Why am I being like this and why won't my body let go of this weight??