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
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
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!
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.
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!)
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!!