Monday, June 24, 2013
I am so thankful to finally have internet access at home once again. I really missed Sparking and the encouragement that I receive here. However, I have been able to keep in touch with some of my Spark Friends during the time I was away due to having FB on my Kindle.
This post is long overdue. My 5K in April was great. I cried before we even started the race just because I couldn't believe that I had stuck with something from beginning to end. To God be all of the Glory. I finished the race in 42:03 and I felt great about that. My goal for my first race was to FINISH upright and alive, LOL. I ran with two friends and one of them ran slower than myself so I kept pace with her so that we could finish together.
Since the race I have been up and down with my weight but kept up with my exercise. Some of the ladies that I met in my group have become good friends and we have worked out together and ran another 5K. That time I beat my PR and finished in 37:33 WOOHOO. I have another to run this Saturday with my children and I am excited to be able to share this with them. They have been very supportive and was there to cheer for me on race day. They even made signs :-)
I am back and my focus is to lose 20lbs by Fall, Lord willing. I will close this post with a few pics from race day.
Thanks for all of the messages and well wishes. I couldn't continue on this journey without my Spark Friends!!
Crossing the finish line!