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My 2nd Half Marathon at 262lbs!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

My first half marathon was the Dallas Rock 'n Roll on March 23, 2013. I finished at 3:43:43.

My second half marathon was on Cinco de Mayo...May 5, 2013. It was the Heels and Hills. My finish time? 3:41:49. I shaved off 2 minutes 1.5 months. Here's why i'm proud of that time:

1) The Heels and Hills were so much HILLIER then the Rock 'n Roll.
2) The last 0.25 miles of the half was ALL uphill.
3) I hyperventilated after i crossed the finish line.
4) It was HOT!
5) We did not have the route designated just for the half. So we had to share with other runners/walkers/cyclists.
6) I just didn't want to do it. After the first half i had enough...for now!

Here's some pictures from the day...

We were able to have our own motto/saying on our bibs if we registered early...

The day started out at 43 degrees but by the end it was almost 70 degrees!

Men in Skirts = pace makers

My partner in crime for these halves...

The 4 ladies that trained together for 4 these girls!

My weight loss and eating habits have much room for improvement. On May 5th i weights 262.8lbs.Today i sit at 268.1lbs. After my last half i've taken a break from cardio. I needed to rest my legs before i begin training for the 3-Day. BUT i should have started walking again last week...did i? Not really.

Tonight my goal is to sit down and devise a plan. BOTH a fitness plan and an eating plan. My goal is to weigh under 200lbs by year end. Almost half the year has gone by and i have nothing to show for it...weight loss wise anyways.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MAMACAPPI 5/26/2013 2:11AM

    So cool that you've run not one but TWO half marathons!!!

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MICHIGANLORI 5/17/2013 4:54PM

    You rock sister!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FITMARY 5/17/2013 11:45AM

    I LOVE the slogan "Dead last trumps did not start." So, so true!!
Congrats on your second half marathon!!!

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VICKLET31 5/17/2013 9:51AM

    Great job girl! Keep at it - you will get there!

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JAMIELOGICAL 5/16/2013 3:54PM

    It is so cool you got to have your own motto printed on your bib. Would be neat to see what other people did. You may not have lost much weight in the past 6 months, but you've completed two half marathons! Did you ever think you would do something like that? You are living a fuller and more active life!

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PUPPYWHISPERS 5/16/2013 3:18PM

    I am training for my first HM in October, which really scares the heck out of me. Thank you for being my inspiration!


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EVER-HOPEFUL 5/16/2013 2:55PM

    as usual vickie you are awesome and an inspiration as well as supporting the pink vikings in your ya girl.keep up the good work emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BEBOP4ME 5/16/2013 2:01PM

    How wonderful! Loved the saying on your bib, so true!

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MIRAGE727 5/16/2013 1:53PM

    Good job, Vicky! Trust me when I say it only gets better. Stay focused on the run when you are going for good fuel. Think of your body as a machine. Train well and you will run well. You're on your way, Girl! Keep rockin'!

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ABUFFKIN 5/16/2013 1:51PM

    Awesome pics, looks like it was alot of fun!!! I can't wait until I can run a 5K.

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