Fargo 5K and contest update

Friday, May 20, 2011

The Fargo 5K.....didn't happen for me. The weather was the worst it possibly could be for my eyes. The wind was gusting 15-20+ MPH and the weather was forecasting rain. It was drizzling while I was at the Expo, and I just couldn't be sure that it wouldn't pour while running the 5K, so again a decision had to be made, and again my eyes won out. If this was a week from now I would have run it, but I had to make the right decision. I still picked up my packets, because even though I didn't run them, I still felt like I had put in a lot of work (and money) towards these 2 races, and I wanted at least the shirts from them since I wouldn't be getting the bling emoticon

Wow, the expo was busy, but not surprising since it was only an hour or so before the beginning of the 5K. I ran into a few people I knew, and ultimately met up with RDARLING before leaving. She is one of those people who is even more pretty and vibrant in person, and I absolutely fell in love with her shoes at first sight, along with her fuel belt (w/o water). I definitely would love to run a half or other race in the future with her!

We ended up leaving before the 5K started, and went to the West Acres Mall. My daughter unfortunately was very tired because of the 1+ hour drive and she was very constipated (TMI, sorry) and so she was just overall irritable. Well, after changing her diaper and going to the food court, she freaked out because she wanted to go in a high chair that she saw, and we walked right by it. Corey (my DH, not so dear at this time) pretty much blew up. He was tired and crabby from the whole day (he's a teacher and it was his last day of school). I pretty much let him go off to get his own meal and stew on his own. I knew I could and would do one of two things: Use this frustration and anger and eat something really bad for me and a danged big portion of it, or work through it and split a 6-inch turkey and ham sub with Kaylee. Guess which one I did??? You bet. I split the 6-inch with Kaylee. Another reason I made that choice is because I had 2 slices of Pizza Hut (supreme) pizza and a small piece of cake at my workplace's celebration for Medical Transcription Week. And get this??? I still stayed in my calories!!!!! I ended the day at about 1400 calories :o}

So, this morning, we weighed in, and here is where we are sitting at:
Me: Needs to hit 160 to win. Current weight: 161.8 pounds.
DH: Needs to hit 180 to win. Current weight: 184.4 pounds.

So, I only need to lose another 1.8 to win, while he's sitting at 4.4 pounds left to lose. And that Taco Bell dinner he had tonight isn't going to help....

Well, just had to update, and though I feel like I let a few people down (especially those who donated in my name), I know I had made the right choice and I look forward to a LOT of races this summer and fall, and getting back into running the right way and hopefully staying away from injuries!

Love you all, and love all of your support. This time next year, I hope to be ready for the 5K and half!
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    Wow you really are competitive o.O Hehe.. keep up the good work!

    P.S. I know EXACTLY where West Acres Mall is. Jeff and I drive past it on our way to Canada. We'll be going there this Saturday.
    2522 days ago
    Just a little insight to the life of normal people. A constipated baby, a hubby that blows up, and things just not going as planned. You, my dear, are a true American!
    PS: Those mani/pedis are yours!
    2523 days ago
    Great job on doing what works for you!!!!! You're going to ROCK this challenge!
    2526 days ago
    emoticon You made the decision that is right for you! I think you're gonna win, btw!!
    2527 days ago
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