“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.”

-Lance Armstrong

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Hello old friends!

Well it's been a LONNNG time since I have written on here.  I decided that I was spending too much time on blogger, so I gave myself a break.  I was just too much into entering give aways and such... and my hubby was kind of getting on to me for always being on here.. oops!  Haha

SO.. since May 30 of last year.. 2011... I have done a lot with my running!!  I ran 3 more 5k's, one of which I ran in 26:53!!  That's an 8:30 avg pace that I NEVER thought I would be able to do!  AND it gets better.... I finally ran my half marathon!!!  In fact, I ran TWO half-marathons! Here are some pics from the half marathons:

Gulf Coast Half Marathon in Mandeville, LA
Time: 2:13!!
How it went:  This was my first half, and I ran it HARD!  I ran it strong and did not give up!  It felt so great to complete this race.. I was brought to tears when I saw that finish line.  I can't describe how great that felt... but I'm sure my runner friends know all about it :))

Whiterock Half Marathon in Dallas, TX
Time: 2:33
How it went:  It was cold, wet, and rainy!  But it was fun "swimming" through this 13.1 miles with my fabulous friend, Christina!

As far as my weight loss goes.. I am still maintaining my weight loss of 75 lbs!  I haven't been doing that great with my diet since the month of December is evil for diets.. especially for me since both my birthday and anniversary are in that month!  Here I am with my hubby on our 2nd year anniversary on Dec. 19. He is looking pretty darn good himself... he has lost 20 lbs and has gotten into running! YAY!

So what I am up to now... I am training for my first FULL marathon!!!  I am running the Rock n Roll New Orleans Marathon on March 4th.  I am so excited and nervous at the same time.  And my hubby is doing  the half marathon!!!!!  So proud of him!! :))

My training has started getting really tough.  I ran a 14 mile long run this past Saturday.  It felt great, except for some heel pain in the last 2 miles.  I have been stretching a lot, and I think I am good now.  I did a 6 miler today, and it didn't give me any problems at all.  So, maybe it was just my body showing me some love and telling me to slow my booty down!  I am just sticking with a nice 11-12 min avg pace, since the stress of adding mileage is enough on my body. 

Well, that's enough for today!  I will try to update more often, as I do want to journal my experience with weight loss and running!! :))

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