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Half Marathon Recap

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

This past weekend i completed my 3rd half marathon...YUP all of them I have been over 250lbs. Anything can be done if you train your body!

I wasn't sure how this half would play out. I've been plagued with knee pain for the past month. My nutrition has not been up to par lately. I went into it feeling defeated and therefore sluggish.

I have a goal for 2014 to complete a half marathon in under 3hrs and 15mins. i KNEW this was the not half to do it in. My shortest time so far had been 3hrs and 40mins. I finished this half in 3hrs and 36mins. I basically walked all but MAYBE 8 minutes. I have three more half's to complete this year that i am already registered for, so we'll see how they go.

Saturday was the expo...and i LOVE this expo. Why? Because i always walk away with a TON of freebies to try! I had actually woken up with some lower back pain and i had a free electro massage while i was there. I could have stayed there all day it felt so good! But it worked and the pain was gone.

The forecasted weather called for 40% chance of rain...not what i wanted with knees that have been bothering me. But it NEVER rained. It was over cast the entire race but not one drop of rain.

Like I said, I ended up walking WAY too much but i needed to listen to what my body was telling me. I couldn't push it and risk serious injury. And to be honest, i want to race for fun not to kill myself trying to beat a time.

NOW...while the medal was great the real prize for me was going out for lunch afterwards. Breakfast is my favorite meal and we decided to go to The Original Pancake House where i ordered the stuffed's stuffed with chorizo and cheddar cheese! AND it comes with the most delicious pancakes EVER!!!! I don't even want to know how many calories are in this meal...but i burned over 3600 calories during the half so i deserved it! At least i tell myself that i deserved it...

Here are my upcoming races:

April 5th Irving 10k
April 12th Victory over Violence 5k
May 3rd Biggest Loser Half Marathon
May 10th Hope for Heroes 5k
May 18th Disco Run 10k
June 14th Must Dash 5k
July 13th Too Hot to Handle 15k
September 21st Plano Balloon Half Marathon
October 25th Monster Dash Half Marathon

Races i will probably sign up for:
June 8th Wounded Warrior 10k
November 16th BlueRed Run 10k
November 27th Thanksgiving Day Run 5k
December 25th Christmas Day Run 5k
December 31st New Years Eve Run 5k

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  • SUGAR0814
    Great job! emoticon You are such an inspiration! emoticon
    1790 days ago
    Yay, good job! Keep having fun out there!
    1790 days ago
    you are amazing my friend! Keep pushing and enjoying life. I love what you said about you're racing for fun; not to kill yourself trying to beat your time. You are totally going to make that 3 hr 15 min goal this year! Keep rocking!!!!
    1791 days ago
  • MALAMI518
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    Thanks so much for sharing your experience! I am signed up for my first half marathon in May, and I love reading all about them.

    You have a lot of races this year, and I hope that you have a great time at every one. I love your smile!

    There is an Original Pancake House in Buffalo, NY (where I grew up), and I'm partial to their potato pancakes. I don't want to know the calories in those either. I wish I were running a half marathon near there so that I could eat some guilt-free. Your omelet looks delicious, too.
    1791 days ago
    Wow, fantastic! Great job!
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    1791 days ago
    awesome vicky as i always say you rock,love.keep on keeping on. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1791 days ago
  • VORTEX33
    I could have written this post for me! Signing up for half marathons is a great way to stay motivated to work out. Congrats on another finish and PRing!
    1791 days ago
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