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#119 - New Years, 5K Race, & FitBit.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

emoticon I hope every one had a great New Years! emoticon

I relaxed with family and friends as well as took time to treat my body right (exercising, eating well, sticking to portions, and drinking my water). For someone who always struggles on the weekends and holidays, this is a major plus for me. I did SO much better on New Years than I did at Christmas. It's like something clicked for me these past four days. I think it was the idea of a new year full of new opportunities to meet goals and get where I want to be. Plus, I did not want to be full of regret and have to "start over" on January 2nd. It feels good, and I hope to carry these two "reasons" throughout 2013!

Saturday, I had a 5K race which went well. My nerves bothered me on Friday night because it was expected to storm Saturday morning. However, I went to the race site, and I was glad I did because it ended up clearing up. I saw sunshine!

This was before the race. It was a bit chilly. Ha.

And let the race begin!

This race was difficult. I didn't get much sleep the night before, and I noticed a difference. Plus, once my shoes and socks were wet, my feet felt like weights. I ended up taking two quick walk breaks because I couldn't find my pace. Truthfully, I wanted to give up at several points during the race because of those situations, but I didn't. I finished strong:

My time was 33 minutes and 11 seconds (a personal best). I thought I was going to end up around 37 minutes; I don't know how I ran it that fast. I came in first place for my age group, but there were only about 20-30 runners. Regardless, I was excited about my numbers and first place!

On another note, I received my FitBit today! First, let me say that it is so tiny and cute! Haha. Anyways, even though I've only had it for about two hours, I've been getting up more to walk around which is exactly what I need since I work a desk job. I barely get up during the day. Hopefully, this will change!

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    Congrats on your achievement! emoticon

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    1897 days ago
    Congratulations on your race, emoticon You will have to let us know how your fitbit works for you, keep up the good work. emoticon
    1899 days ago
  • WINNIE1978
    Congrats on finishing the race with a great time! emoticon
    1900 days ago
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    Look atchya rocking that PR!
    1901 days ago
    way to go!! keep us posted on the fit it!!
    1901 days ago
  • CIPHER1971
    Well done
    1902 days ago
    Great weekend, great race, great finish! Great start to 2013! I too am interested in your thoughts on the FitBit; I'm thinking of getting one for my sister for her birthday. But it will have to be simple to use as she is not a techie at all - hates her non-smart phone even. lol
    1902 days ago
    Woohoo on the personal best! That's great! I think the wet feet thing would have killed me haha! Especially in the cold.
    1902 days ago
    emoticon I love Celebrating a Holiday with a 5K or Marathon!! I really do have to make a Better Effort to get in to an "Official" Event during the Holidays this Year!!
    emoticon Even though I have enjoyed doing my Own Private 5Ks at the Park or around the Neighborhood on the Holidays this year, LOL!!
    1902 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Sam!
    Good for you! You persevered and finished well.
    1902 days ago
    Woohoo! Congrats on the PR. That's a really great time! And i really think you should celebrate that first place finish! :)

    I'm interested to see how you like the FitBit. I'd been considering getting one, but opted to just get a new Polar HRM instead.

    Happy New Year!
    1902 days ago
    Yeh!!!! You went with the Fitbit. It is cute, haha. I wear mine clipped to my bra, to me it's the easiest and most discrete. And I'm much less likely to accidentally toss it in the washing machine. I used to have a $60 pedometer that I clipped to the waistband of my pants and forgot one time and it went through the wash and dryer and got ruined. Since I don't wash my bras after 1 time wearing it (I hope that's not gross....), I just keep it clipped on all the time. And to me, it's more noticeable when I change clothes, so I'm more likely to remember to remove it before I do throw my bra in the wash.

    By the way, great job on the 5K race and I have to say, you are looking very thin in your photo, in a good way. You might not be seeing the number moving much on the scale, but it sure is noticeable by your appearance that your slimming down and obviously gaining muscle since the scale is not moving much for you. Awesome job!
    1902 days ago
    Great job on your race! First place is still first place. Be proud of what you have accomplished! I've seen you come such a long way! So proud of you!!!

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    1902 days ago
    Way to go! I am so proud of you!! Your Fit-Bit is adorable. How much was it? What does it track? Just curious.
    1902 days ago
    Congrats on your race, and for staying on track for NYE! That's great, girl! :D NYE is always easier for me than Christmas b/c Christmas there's just too many tempting foods around, where as NYE is basically just another "weekend" food day for me, lol. We ordered Chinese and lounged around in our PJs this year, and it was great!

    I am so excited about your FitBit! I am finding that with my WW ActiveLink, I am getting up and moving from my desk more too! It's pretty neat to see our graphs at the end of our day to see how active we are at different parts of the day! :)

    Here's to a great 2013!! Lots of amazing stuff is in store for us, I know it! emoticon
    1902 days ago
  • C8TSON
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Great job girl!!!! You are definitely an inspiration to me!!!
    1902 days ago
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