Sunday, June 28, 2009
I am back up to 170.
I lost my fire for running and most all exercise.
I am having a hard time with food.
I have been stuck at the same weight for a year.
I am DONE with this ....
I am running, I am biking I am swimming, I am BACK to it!!!
I can do it...for me!!!
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
WOW ... what can I say, **SCREAMING "I DID IT, I DID IT!!!
I set out to RUN my second 1/2 marathon for my Auntie who has lung Cancer and I DID IT!
I set out to RUN the whole 13.1 miles and I DID IT!! I set out to beat my last time of
2 hours 57 minutes and 26 seconds and I DID IT!!!
Most of you know while I was training for my 1st 1/2 marathon I was in a car crash
and had to stop training all together and it was very hard to even complete. I had
to walk some and I was pretty bummed and well DAMN mad about the accident..
BUT all that is DONE!!
I came home and knew I wanted to do another one pretty soon! Looked around and
found one in my home town! How awesome is that, right here at home in B-town. I have been training here on all these hill and in this unpredictable Indiana weather SO, heck this is awesome!!!
I began training right away...every Sunday was a long run of at least 7
miles and 4 days in the week 2-5 miles on those days some Tempo runs
and some speed work some just fun!!
Well the day before the race I decided to cut my hair and give it to
Locks Of Love 12 inches ...what a great feeling to give a part of my to
help someone! Amazing!!
Leslie with my hair
new hair LOVE IT!
It was raining and cold all day and I was just hoping for Sun for the race!
Hubby takes me and the little boys out to our favorite pizza place for
dinner and I eat up a good meal. We get home and sweet Hubby tells me
to get to bed. I Text my dear friend Heather ...she is racing tomorrow also!! We pump each other up she is so dear to me!
I call my Mom and get all her support all well wishes. I wish she could have done this one with me BUT ya know!
Then I call my Auntie...she was resting so, I was off to bed!!
I get up shower, eat a little oatmeal with raisins, coffee and water take vitamins and 2 Tylenol and Get boys up and ready then we are off!!
I walk outside and it is amazing it is sunny and about 45 degrees perfect for racing!!
I get there with 10 minutes to spare hug my Babies and Kiss Hubby and take my place!
I decided NOT to look at the time, NOT to call anyone this time it is me and my thoughts this is my race for my Auntie and me!!
I start out and first things right into a hill, then 1st mile down then another hill this one is 2 miles long. SO, I am not going to give you a total play by play ,,BUT Let me just tell you I believe the hill to flat- down grade was like this 60% hills and I am not talking little hills people LOL!
Some sick individual that it would be a good idea to put the steepest hill
at mile 12 HELLO??
My Hubby and little boys cheered me on at Start, mile 1, 4, 10 and finish line it was awesome!
To have them there meant the world to me!
Hubby and Liam and Kilean and Liam
Well... There I was 12 1/2 miles into it and I crest the last little hill
and I see it ...the finish line, the crowd, I hear the announcer and I just get
this BURST I start running like crazy...I don't know where it came from but I was flying ..
I hear the announcer say"and look at this young lady she looks like she just started look at # 467 Ijah McCUlley" I then see my kids and Hubby they are so proud and yelling "go Mommy" and my Hubby's fist in the air in victory for me, AMAZING!!! I get my water and medal , the boys run over to me and Hubby takes me in his arms and says "you did it
you beat your time I just hold on to him and YEP cry my eyes out!!
I call my Auntie and tell her how it went we both cry and laugh and cry
and it was awesome to have her in my heart the whole way and everyday!!
Auntie Karen Grace
Oh yes my Official time was 2 hours 23 minutes and 46 seconds!! Beating my old time by 33.40 WOO HOO !!
Me with the boys AGAIN 33.40 minutes off my old time HECK YEAH!!!
SO whens the next race???
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