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MUD RUN Recap with Pics

Sunday, June 10, 2012

My biggest goal when I started my weight loss journey last May was to run a 5k. I searched around and decided to do a mud run. There was one planned for the end of the summer and I really really wanted to do it. I told my family and friends my plans but a few people discouraged me from signing up right away. A mud run was too hard for such a beginner. So I decided to wait a while and see how I liked running. By the time I was confident enough to know I could do it the registration was closed. I was disappointed but found some other 5ks to do instead. The first thing I did this spring when registration opened was to sign up for that mud run. No way was I putting it off another year. Yesterday I finally got to get my mud on emoticon

This was the first race my son got to come to. He was so excited!

There were lots of groups participating. Wish I had more running friends. It'd be more fun with more people!

After the tires and a climbing wall was the cargo net. It was terrifying!! Heights aren't my thing and my finger got stuck between the rope and metal bar when I got to the top. I was so glad when I was safely on the ground!

There were lots of walls to climb, a river to walk through and some mud to crawl through. Then we had to run a mile up a ski hill. I walked. A lot. It was hard and fricken hot out. We got to the top and then our reward was a slip n slide. I promised my son that if he cheered with all his might I'd go down head first. I kept my promise emoticon

The finish line looked like this:

No one wanted a hug.

I did my mud run. I got muddy. I had a BLAST! Goal accomplished!! Maybe this can be an annual thing!

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SMILESHINE81 6/13/2012 1:18PM

    Looks like you had a great time! Congrats on finishing!!

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DEBJAE 6/11/2012 12:03PM

    Love it! Good for you, you look like you had a blast! Good for you for getting to get muddy!! I love these types of runs...I've done the Warrior Dash and am signed up to do the JailBreak in a few months.

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JULIA_RUN2SMILE 6/11/2012 7:53AM

    emoticon COOL Stuff!!! You look like you had a blast! You are providing your son a very positive image of what fitness means : be active and have fun!!! emoticon
Love your pictures! I sign up for a few race a year but never did a mud race - I should try one (maybe with my daughter!).
Julia, member of the Motivation and Positive Attitude SparkTeam

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_BECKYT 6/11/2012 6:26AM

    emoticon I don't know you personally but I am proud of you. Made me smile this morning reading this post. Way to stick to your goal. Shame on those for discouraging you.
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RGEETING 6/10/2012 11:37PM

    AWESOME! It's great that you have accomplished your goal and that your son not only sees it, he is right there beside you!
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LOSEITLINDSAY 6/10/2012 8:12PM


That looks like a BLAST!!!! You should be proud of yourself. I want to do something like that sometime! I don't think I realized that those kind of events even existed. I think I've lived in a hole for too long. Time to get out and go!

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Hey You

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Found this on Pinterest and thought it appropriate.
Have a great one!!

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CARLAWO 1/24/2012 11:36PM

    That's awesome. I need to focus on that this week!



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U8MYRAMEN 1/24/2012 2:12PM

    That was definitely something that I needed to see today!! Thanks so much!

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GOLOPTIOUS 1/24/2012 10:33AM

    I love this! Thank you for posting it here!

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Where did December go?

Monday, December 19, 2011

I've pretty much coasted through the month of December with very little exercise and some poor eating choices. Luckily I've maintained my weight.

On top of all the Christmas Mayhem there's been a lot of sickness floating through my house. Started with a few weeks of sinus problems, I got pink eye, and then the dreaded stomach flu swept through the house taking out the grown ups in one swoop and then getting to our daycare kids. :( That reminds me that we're almost out of bleach and Lysol!

Everyone is feeling much better *knocks on wood!*

I'd say it's time to get back on track so I've made a few goals for the rest of the year:

Exercise for at least 30 mins every day.

Plan my day's meals ahead of time.

Don't get distracted by holiday sweets. Only have a treat if I've budgeted for it.

Limit the wine on Christmas eve and New years (not that I'm a lush but I'm usually offered a glass or two and then am ready for bed by 6.)

Start my day with a prayer and a smile and end on the same note.

I wanted to set a weight goal but I think it's better if I just do my best and see what happens. I had to quit an end of the year challenge because I just couldn't keep up. My "everything has to be done perfectly or you're a failure" side was starting to rear it's ugly head.

Just for the fun of it:

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HAKAPES 12/19/2011 6:35PM

    I love your jokes and love your goal!
I will use some for myself! :-)
Let's rock for December!

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RGEETING 12/19/2011 6:09PM

    I know the perfectionist side of life... sounds like you've got a good plan in place! Thanks for the smiles.

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M0MTH3W1TCH 12/19/2011 8:20AM

  Quoting your "My "everything has to be done perfectly or you're a failure" side was starting to rear it's ugly head", I know how you feel. I get that way with everything I do and it's sooo hard to just give in. But over the years I've learned to accept what I can and can't do and live with it. But I don't like it. Hope you get everything accomplished. And if you haven't already, join the next challenge. It'll be fun!

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    LOL. Loved the cartoons. Thanks for the laughs!

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not one of my goals

Thursday, December 01, 2011

I'll make this quick today since I'm not feeling too good today. (Hiccups on top of a sinus headache is a horrible horrible thing!) emoticon

My uncle said something that got me thinking the other day. He said that I looked really nice with my weight loss and that i'd probably be married within a year or two. That comment produced two reactions from me. I was flattered but I was also a little insulted. I know it wasn't meant as an insult but I can't help but wonder why people think that because I'm losing weight I'm also now on a man hunt. I'm not against meeting someone but it's not really a priority right now.

My uncle isn't the only one to make comments like that. My cousin's boyfriend keeps asking me if I've found "him" yet. As in the man of my dreams... I joke that since the prince married Kate I'm at a loss. It seems to me that my family is under the impression that I need a man. I'm enjoying concentrating on me right now. I'll let the comments go as long as they don't try setting me up!

OK, enough complaining. Waiting patiently for a phone call from my brother. His wife was induced today and my niece baby Lucy is going to be born today!! emoticon emoticon

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AGREENSLADE79 12/6/2011 3:31PM

    So funny how people assume that most women's main goal in life is to snag a man, and that everything that we do is for that reason! Well.. you have done awsomely, and you know that it is for you, so don't worry about it! :) And I hope that your neice is doing well! :)

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RICHILA 12/2/2011 8:55AM

    We seem to have a societal belief in coupledom. As long as the set-ups haven't started-let the comments go by-it is so much easier.
Congratulations on being an aunt!

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RGEETING 12/1/2011 4:37PM

    Well.... kind of have to chuckle... I think you're wise to let the comments go... Sometimes family members make the dumbest comments... I've done so at times - to my daughter, and so wish I could erase the words and the memories of the words... but alas, apologizing and asking forgiveness has been my path...

Yup - and I'd stay away from an set-ups! LOL

Family - you just gotta love 'em! :-)

Sorry you're not feeling well... hiccups AND sinus headache? OUCH! Get well soon!

And congragulations, auntie! new life is so precious! such a miracle!

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So long 50 pounds!!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thanks Sparkpeople for helping me lose 50 pounds!!!

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APED7969 11/28/2011 4:24PM

    Awesome! Congrats on 50lbs so far!

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AGREENSLADE79 11/28/2011 4:12PM

    You look so great!!! And thanks for turning that into a video... those are my absolute fave!! Weren't you stoked to be making your own!!? You really really look awesome - congrats! :)

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HANNAHSUCCEEDS 11/27/2011 10:05PM

    You look fantastic!! Congratualtions! I am trying to lose 50 pounds too so this was very inspiring for me to see.

Thanks for sharing,
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HEALTHYSLIM2 11/27/2011 4:05AM

    Absolutely wonderful!
Thank you for sharing!! What a sweet video... loved the music.
Be proud and be happy!
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ESMILTON 11/26/2011 10:54PM

    Congratulations! You should be so proud, I know I'm proud of you!

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JET150 11/26/2011 8:19PM

    Way to go!

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HAKAPES 11/26/2011 7:01PM

    You look awesome! Congratulations!

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JANEYINMADTOWN 11/26/2011 5:35PM

    emoticon emoticon You are an inspiration!

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JDFAN448HS 11/26/2011 5:24PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Simply Amazing!!

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MPLSKEN 11/26/2011 4:46PM

    I LOVE this! emoticon

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LIONINTHESKY 11/26/2011 2:13PM

  Soo inspirational.. Thanks for sharing!

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BLUE42DOWN 11/26/2011 1:46PM

    Absolutely loved that picture of your little guy heading up the stairs - keeping up with him there is a super sign of how far you've been able to go.


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Love your smile and happy heart - no matter what you weighed!

Thanks for sharing your journey!

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