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New Journal Update & My 13th Half Marathon! (Pics!)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

It has been 16 days since I started my new journal. When I started the journal, I weighed 198 pounds and both my engagement ring and Aggie ring were too tight and therefore I had to leave them off and put them aside. I have not been that heavy since I was 37 weeks pregnant with my now 14 month old and before that it was about 4 years ago. Since starting the journal, I have lost 8 pounds (my official weigh in is tomorrow morning though...please note that I started my journal the Monday after Thanksgiving so some of that weight is water weight) and my rings are fitting better and not sitting in my jewelry box anymore. I am not sure if it is my new journal but something is working this time because I have never journaled for 16 days in a row via web or paper journal! I am just hopeing and praying I can make it through being at my dad's for several days before and after Christmas.

Sunday, I finished my 13th Half Marathon at the Dallas Marathon. Up until the Saturday before, I was unsure if I was even going to do the race because of not being able to get in the training miles I should have. After talking to my husband, sister in law and a good friend, I made the decision to go for it. I am glad I did because not only did I finish, I finished in 3:18 which is 22 minutes faster than the Cowtown I did last February and 33 minutes slower than my PR. The actual race went pretty well, especially since I was not able to train the way that I had hoped. I wish I could tell you that I ran a certain percentage of the race but I just listened to my body and ran and walked accordingly. However, I can say that I ran a lot more of the race than I thought I would. I am very thankful for those people who encouraged me to do it because I believe it gave me the "bug" again for running and racing.

With my babies before the race:


Only 13 more miles to go:


Just a few more steps to the finish:


13th Half Marathon Finisher Medal in hand:
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HLTHYRNRMOM 12/16/2012 2:42PM

    woohoo! I live in the Dallas area too, I'm adding you!

Congrats on finishing your 13th half!

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ONMYMEDS 12/16/2012 10:34AM

    13 HM's. That's a lot of running. Great job.

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MARGARITTM 12/14/2012 4:40PM

    Love it! Keep up the good work....lookin strong and healthy!

C U at the finish line!

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LIVESTRONG2010 12/14/2012 1:38PM

    So proud of you for going ahead and do the race even when you weren't ready. Your body knows what it can do! Great picture of you and the kids! Wow!!! 13 half marathons~amazing my friend just amazing!!! emoticon

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BILL60 12/14/2012 9:54AM

    Just Super!! You're gonna break that PR by bunches, once you get that extra poundage off. Hang tough and do it.


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MCJULIEO 12/13/2012 11:53PM

    Look at you GOOOOOOOOO!

Gig 'em!

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CHRIS3874 12/13/2012 10:28PM

    Wow I wish I could do that but I doubt I could have even at my fittest (I am an asthmatic).

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TIMOTHYNOHE 12/13/2012 10:08PM

    Running can be quite addictive. Of course you know that, you have run 13 half marathons.

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