I'm proud to say I finished my first 10k race yesterday! In January when I started this journey if someone told me I would be running 5 and 10ks this year I would have told them they were crazy. A lot of hard work, determination, motivation, and accountability went into this achievement. 40 pounds down, 40 all over body inches lost, down 2 1/2 pant sizes, 1 1/2 ring sizes, and lowest resting heart rate I've ever had. Not to mention all of my intestinal issues are healed. I'm not through with my journey yet but forever grateful for everyone that has helped me on the way.
This race was a really tough one. Matter of fact I was sure that I was not going to be able to do it. I have committed myself to a day trip to NYC the day before the race. I was swollen, sore and sleep deprived from walking 11 miles throughout Manhattan and spending nearly 12 hours on a coach bus. I would definitely not take a trip before a race ever again.
I mentally psyched myself right in the beginning of this race. If it weren't for my race buddy, Lindsay, I would never have gotten through it. She kept pushing me, kept me focused, gave me helpful tips....I can't even put into words everything she did for me during this race.
It wasn't a pretty race, and I didn't run the whole thing but I got it done and I finished in a time that I was happy with. On to the next chapter.
Just your average 30- something who finally found the motivation to make a fit and healthy lifestyle change. Now I'm trying to motivate others to do the same!