June 25, 2013
Current weight:230 lbs.
It's been a while since I blogged about my journey, so I will try to update on what I can. I had my baby girl in October of 2012 and gained back 55 lbs. during the pregnancy. I am not happy with it, but I am working really hard to take it off. A few months after having the baby I got back to running. I started small with a mile here and there. Eventually I worked up to 3-4 miles at a time and very little walking in between. My goal was to get back to running 3 miles with no walking breaks at all. In April I did my first 5K since the baby was born. It went okay, but I walked more than I wanted. I also signed myself up for a half-marathon that month. I know...what was I thinking???
Well, I met my goal and was running 3 miles with no walks and sometimes more. So, on June 22 I went up to the Loveland Ski Basin to run/walk my first half-marathon. The whole month before I went I was terrified and I even cried the day before and tried to talk myself out of it. I finally decided that I had to do this for my daughter. I need her to see a mommy that wants to be healthy rather than a mommy that is unhappy and unhealthy.
I did it! I finished the half marathon! I had a goal to run atleast 6.5 miles collectively and actually ran about 7! I had such a fabulous partner by my side that encouraged me the whole way...Thanks Kelly!! There were times that were hard and I wanted to stop, but I just kept going. It was at mile 10 that I seriously wanted to lay down and quit. I had blisters on my toes, cuts on my ankles, and just pure fatigue. However, this was mine for the taking and I was going to finish. I pushed through and finished by RUNNING across that finish line.
I finished near the end of the pack, but I don't care. My goal was to go and finish and that's what I did! I am now excited again about fitness and will be working really hard to get my body back on track.
My goal is 190 lbs. Once I hit that goal, I will make a new one. Maybe I will even run a full-marathon some day ;)