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Running for a Purpose

Monday, June 02, 2014

I am so excited! I am about to start Marathon training again. If anyone had told me after my first marathon that I would be excited about that, I would have never believed them. But I am. I am beside myself with excitement and I can only hope that this excitement doesn't burn out mid-Fall! :) My Dopey challenge will be the 2nd week in January 2015. I'll be running a 5k, 10K, half- and full-marathon in the same weekend Thurs-Sunday.

Why?

Because of my brother. Every race I run is for him. I can't wait to see his face at the finish line day after day that weekend... So it's time to get busy. I can't and won't let him down. So here's to gearing up for another exciting year and fundraising for ATCP.org... :)

  


Finish Strong

Saturday, August 24, 2013

So, we are in the last week of our challenge and I haven't checked in for a little while.

My hubby has all but given up on our fitness challenge that started a couple months ago. However, I said I was going to kick it in high gear, and kick it I did! Right now I'm at 111.2 (Remember, I'm 4'11"... So this is very much within my healthy weight range). I've been lifting weights, running ever other day, incorporating circuits, and eating GREAT. I feel better than I have in three years.AWESOME!!

The hubby asked me how I want payment for our wager! So guess how? I already have a plan for my $100. I made us reservations at a beautiful, fancy restaurant in north Atlanta and we are going out in a couple of weeks!! :) I can't wait! I even have a special dress I'm going to wear that I couldn't have fit into 8 weeks ago!! Fun fun fun!!

  


'Bout to kick it in high gear...

Monday, August 05, 2013

Well, I am officially blowing the doors off my hubby in this competition and I couldn't feel more excited about it. I have maintained my weight from last week - 114.8. But I know I have visibly continued to lose fat. And my strength is kicking in like I couldn't have believed! Last night I ran 4 miles, did a little light swimming, and helped coach the Man through a yoga routine. We had a ton of fun. And actually, we've had fun this entire time. 6 weeks in, we both are so proud of ourselves.

Still, I think the Man knows he's losing. ;)

This month I have a few things going on... The biggest of which is a solo trip for a conference. Before and during that, I intend to kick this thang in high gear. We are revving up for a strong finish here, folks. I'm looking to win by a large margin and I think it's going to happen. I will be gone for 4 days toward the end of the month and I really see myself eating salads and grilled shrimp the entire time with beach runs and workout DVDs everyday. I can't WAIT!!! I'm so psyched up about this I can hardly stand it. I'm starting to see a little bit of abs peeking through what was a pot belly a few weeks ago and that makes me feel even more determined!!

Hope everyone is feeling good and motivated out there in SparkLand today... Happy Monday!

  
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5 Down! And a PR

Monday, July 29, 2013

Officially 5 while pounds down.... So I'm halfway to my goal of 10 pounds. And I'm already seeing major fruits of my labor. Last week I set a new 5k PR!!!! I ran 5k in 20:50!!!!! I can't even believe that even as I'm writing it....

I've been trying for for years to beat my record, which stood at 21:12 before.

I've been trying for well over 2 years to finally lose these extra pounds.

And all it took was a friendly competition with my man. To funny.

Feeling pretty excited about another healthy week. :-) Maybe I can drop a couple more by Friday. Who knows? I AM feeling pretty on fire right now, after all. I mean, runs peppered with strength circuits are actually starting to be FUN to me... What's my world coming to!?

  


Can't wait to run!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

I'm looking forward to my run tonight.

Like, really, really, REALLY looking forward to my run tonight. I'm wanting it so bad I can already taste the sweat! I have been so consistent the last couple of weeks with my exercise and eating. I'm feeling so much more energized! Even though work is hard, life is tough, school makes me feel like pulling my hair out, and my family makes me even busier, I have that outlet - exercise, running, and ACTIVITY to blow that stress out the window... Praise the Lord!

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