I hope every one had a great New Years!
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!