Saturday, October 29, 2011

My Halloween Half Marathon

Untitled by rjrunner at Garmin Connect - Details

Click on the link above to see my Halloween Half Marathon Run.  Too bad my stomach pains and issues killed my official time.  I still consider it a Personal Best Run! 2:01:07 running time (Thank goodness for my Forerunner by Garmin) and nearly 10 min spent in a port-a-potty. My official race time is 2:10.38.

My spits are pretty impressive for ME running!
mile 1-  8:12.4
mile 2-  8:36.5
mile 3- 7:57.4
mile 4- 8:25.2
mile 5- 8:54.5
mile 6-  8:56.3
mile 7- 10:07.6
mile 8- 10:08.0
mile 9- 10:04.3
mile 10- 10:34.2
mile 11- 10:17.8
mile 12- 10:00.1
mile 13- 10:07.2
overall average moving pace for the race  9:20.4 min/mile!

 Here's the shirt!
 Here's the costume the night before.
 4am and ready to go!
The race is over!  I was glad to see my cheerleaders at the end of this challenging race.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Runners I Need Opinion ASAP

So I just got an email that the Halloween Half Marathon will be run in 2 waves because of the 4000 runners.  The cut off is a time of 2:10.  I ran my first in 2:05 but I have no idea what time I might get this time because I haven't trained as hard and this is a different course.  Should I be at the back of the first wave or go at the beginning of the second wave?  Does it really matter?  It is going to be so COLD!  I just took the kids to school and it's 24 degrees outside.  I had to side step ice yesterday when I ran. I need to figure out what clothes to run in.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Rare Picture

I’m not one for unclothed pictures but I wanted to document all my hard work.  I’ve been doing 100 push-ups each night and 500 crunches as well as other toning (and the regular running and elliptical work).  If you ignore the extra loose skin and stretch marks I actually have muscles you can see. YEA!!!!!! Change is possible.  The POWER to change is within ALL of us!  YOU CAN DO IT!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Biggest Loser Round 2

I have been attending a biggest loser group to provide "inspiration" and answer questions.  Since I have been struggling with my eating lately I decided to join them as a participant. They are already 6 weeks into a 12 week competition but it takes 6 weeks to make a habit.  I don't have a lot of weight to lose but I do want to lose 15-20 pounds. The scale has crept up even higher and I pray that this will get my eating back in order.

Monday, October 10, 2011

I Just Am Not Ready I Guess...

I have a desire to get back into my really super healthy low calorie eating again and lose 15 pounds but I for some reason am not committed to it.  I start the day running 4-5 miles, eat a good healthy breakfast and a good lunch then the kids come home from school and the eating starts.  I think I need to figure out why I eat more than I need to again. I don't think it is stress eating because the kids have been really good today but I've still eaten 3 or 4 snacks. I think it is for a different reason than I was originally overeating but I just haven't figured it out. I am still squeezing into my favorite jeans but not for much longer if I keep this up.  I have the Halloween Marathon coming up and it would be nice to run it down a few pounds since I am heavier than my last half.  I need to do some soul searching and figure this out and SOON!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Jack Reached His Goal!!!

If you read back a few months you'll remember my post about an incredible young man whose dream is to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  In order for him to be able to serve he had to meet certain weight requirements, well he has worked hard!  He has sweated off 48 pounds in 3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days.  WOW!  His papers can now be resubmitted. I am so proud of him! He has overcome such a huge trial and he made a difference in so many lives.  He will be a huge blessing wherever he serves.  Congratulations Jack!  I know how hard it is to do what you have done and I'm proud of you!!!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

I Love General Conference

There is a living Prophet on the Earth today that receives revelation from our Heavenly Father. Watch General conference and I promise you there will be a message that will make you a better person, a better family, and have a happier life!