The Strip Run 5k and an update :) w/lots of pics!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Hey spark friends! I miss all of you! Life has been so very very busy but I wouldn't change a thing except for maybe adding a couple more hours in the day :)
So let me catch you up to date with me. I have officially lost 210lbs as of March 13th! As some of you know I won a make over through a local salon so I totally changed up my hair...I figured go all out! Here is my make over pic....I had to pick a celebrity hairstyle I wanted put a pic of myself next to it and post it to the salon page on fb at the end of the month they had a drawing out of all the participants and i was picked. so here is the pic I shared with them along with my after pic!

heres a couple more....

And here is my full body shot 210lbs gone

can't believe I am here when I use to be there....

I know if i can do this come this far so can anyone else! Believe in you! Its not easy but its worth it....I can not express to you how much your health is worth it and just the joy of really living life and not sitting on the sidelines feels like...its INCREDIBLE!!!!

Now onto the STRIP RUN!
Last week we went to visit my inlaws. Just a couple days before we were leaving my MIL called me to tell me about a 5k race in her town and wanted to know if I wanted to do it. At first I said SURE as long as someone else would run it with one was really interested and then I decided why do I need someone to run it with me I'm gonna do this! (One thing huge that has changed in me I use to never do anything on my own and now I have the confidence to just go out and get it done and I love that!) So Saturday morning March 16th at 7:30am I ran The Strip Run 5k! You are probably wondering what in the world is a strip run. Well this was a fun run and what you did was wear layers of clothes on top of your running clothes that you "strip" and donate at donation stations(bins) throughout the race! So here are pics of prerace and post race you can see all my donation layers...there were piles and piles of clothes being donated it was very very cool. My race ending time was 33minutes 25 seconds...I didn't think that was too bad especially for pausing to "strip" along the way!

bib and running chip

with my layers to donate

my stripping

prerace in front of a huge pile of donated clothes!

getting ready to line up and start running

not sure if you can tell in this pic but this was the start of the race they told us to strip our first item to donate and I'm twirling it around like a crazy

just a few strides from the finish line

came in at 33 minutes 25 seconds

sporting my shades and scarf I recieved for racing!

scarf and bib

being silly

first race of 2013 done and looking forward to many more.
Now that I have lost 210lbs I have set a new goal of 220lbs lost so looks like 10 more lbs to lose and I think I will be at maintenance...we will see when I get there but I'm pretty sure thats right about where I will be maintaining and trying to get in under 25% body fat percentage!
Remember you can do anything!!! Never give up on you!
Hope you all are doing fantastic! Make this spring super so you can have an AWESOME summer!!!!
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  • no profile photo CD12193808
    emoticon wow. you look soooo amazing!!!!!!
    2272 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8113065
    Wow!! An amazing transformation. You CAN do anything!!

    2468 days ago
  • no profile photo CD11032977
    emoticon CONGRATS on losing 210 lbs!! That's amazing!!! Love the hair!! Looks like you had a great time with your 5k.

    2515 days ago
  • AMBER281
    Love the hair!
    Congrats on such an accomplishment.
    2515 days ago
    Oh I emoticon the hair! absolutely love it.

    and what a story - 200 lbs gone. Fabulous
    2518 days ago
  • no profile photo CD11888328
    Your makeover is great! You look incredible!!

    The Strip 5K sounds like lots of fun! Way to go. Congrats on reaching 210 lbs down! That's an awesome accomplishment - you're so inspiring!
    2523 days ago
    That looks like such a great race and you look wonderful! Enjoy! emoticon
    2523 days ago
  • TANYA602
    It's so good to hear from you and to see that you are not only doing so well and living life so fully, but that you are happy doing it! You look fabulous! I am always so inspired by you!
    2523 days ago
    Congrats on the 210lbs down. That's AWEsome, but hey you are such an AWEsome person! I know you will get to 220 down and be there before you know it!

    The run sounds fun and the scarf is a great parting gift! Thanks for sharing as always!
    2523 days ago
    Love the makeover. You look amazing!!! Congrats.
    2523 days ago
    That run sounds like SOOO much fun! You look amazing, congrats mama!
    2523 days ago
    It's grrrreat to hear from you! SO happy to hear you are staying the course, and excelling! The strip runs looks fantastic, and what a great idea. Keep on being YOU, Tracy, you are AWESOME! Love the new 'do, too!
    2523 days ago
    Way to go Girl. You are still amazing me. Keep it up.
    2523 days ago
    What a great blog! You look fantastic and you look SO happy! 210 lbs lost holy moly! Congrats on all your success. That race looks like so much fun, I can't wait to get back to running 5ks.

    You are such a rockstar!
    2523 days ago
  • _JODI404
    emoticon What a fun race for a good cause!!

    LOVE all of your pics ~ you look fantastic!!!

    10lbs to go will be no problem for you with your positive CAN DO attitude!!

    You will make that happen and then Maintenance awaits you!

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    2523 days ago
    Great job! On the loss, on the run, and the hair is cute!
    2523 days ago
    2523 days ago
    Girl you just made my jaw DROP! You are so freakin' fantastic that I want to bottle your drive up and take a sip of it when my motivation gets low. You look like a totally different person.

    I also used to want someone to sign up with me for races but I got over that quick when I realized that all of my family and friends were lazy! emoticon I LOOVE the concept of this run and wish we had one nearby because I would absolutely love to do it. And you time was great considering you had to strip along the way.
    2523 days ago
    What a fun blog! The strip run is a terrific idea. I work for Goodwill and will be mentioning it as a possible future activity. Your time was good too! And congratulations on those incredible 210 pounds lost! You look wonderful.
    2523 days ago
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