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It’s Saturday morning and I wake up at 6:45am – I can’t believe the day is here – my first 5k race!

Hyland Hy-5 5k Race

I was so nervous and excited all at once.  I got dress with extra layers as only in Cleveland would it be 80 degrees one day and 40 degrees the next!  Unfortunately the “next” happened to be my race day.

We got to the race and I started to get butterflies and started to worry.  It was freezing out, the clouds were rolling in and the winds were HOWLING!  I am not kidding we had 30 mph wind gusts going on – it was nuts!  And it’s definitely not the type of weather I was used to running in that is for sure.

Then it was time – we lined up and the gun fired – we were off!  At first I started off way to fast – the race I was running in had spotters and I looked up and noticed I was running with the 8 minute mile group.  WHOA!  I can’t hang with them nor was I going to try.  I moved over and slowed my pace down to around a 1o minute mile.  Then because of my fast mistake when I started, I was getting winded and had to slow to a walk.  I rounded the corner near mile one and SMACK – those wind gusts just hit you in the face!  It was insane…For a good 1/4 mile I had to walk and even that was tough – the wind was making it impossible and I was getting worried.  Then we rounded another corner and the wind wasn’t so much head on anymore.  I was able to get back up to a jog and gain some miles – then another turn and more wind in the face – “When is this going to end?” This is what I kept asking myself.  Finally, the final turn towards the finish and it was wonderful!  The wind was finally co-operating and was on my back which TOTALLY helped!  It was nice running slightly downhill and having a 30 mph winds pushing you forward instead of causing such resistance.

In the end my final time was 38:58.  Not bad for the conditions.  I am certain that if I didn’t have so much wind giving me such a resistance I could have gotten a better time, but I am extremely happy with the outcome and can’t wait to sign up for more races.

For now, I promise to post more updates and going forward I will be training on increasing my speed.  My goal is to run my next race in under 34 min.  I should be able to shave 4 minutes off – Right?

So, whose running with me in my next one?  Any takers????  If I can do it, anyone can!


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Yoga Is Evil!

Okay so today I started my journey full force.  This past weekend the hubs and I decided to go skiing so I am a little cramped and sore (this was only my second time ever)!  My brilliant idea was to take a Yoga class thinking it would be relaxing and a good way to stretch out my muscles.

Boy oh boy – whoever said Yoga was relaxing, well they LIED!

I mean don’t get me wrong I think it is definitely something I could really enjoy.  But don’t let all those “ohmmms” fool you, your first Yoga experience will not be relaxing and it will actually kinda hurt.  I mean who would have thought my back muscles would hurt from Yoga?  Certainly not me!

So there you have it – Yoga experienced and completed!  Yay me!  Let’s hope the next time it is a bit easier on this aging body!!!  (32 is NOT a spring chicken anymore)

Today’s Stats:

  • Stayed within my Calorie Range according to The Daily Plate – if your not using anything to track calories – I highly recommend this site – it’s free and very easy to use.
  • Experienced Yoga  and will definitely be working that into my weekly routine
  • Drank 24oz of water – definitely not enough but more than usual
  • Finally started and posted on this blog I have been wanting to do for weeks!  

Here is to an awesome and hopefully easy week!

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Hello!  I am glad you decided to follow me on what is sure to be a roller coaster ride to being a happier, healthier, skinnier me!  I decided to start this blog to help keep me accountable for my day to day actions.  I figure if people are actually out there reading about my weight loss – maybe, just maybe I will accomplish this goal.

Let me start with a little background about me.  As I stated before I am a former “skinny bitch” I mean – at one point in life I was abnormally skinny as witness here by my prom picture in which I am pretty sure my hair is bigger than my waist.

(The identity of my date of course has been concealed as well I don’t want to get sued by anyone!)
So, on to 2010, I am happily married and about 25 pounds heavier than I was when I met my husband.  YIKES!  Why does happiness and love make us fat?  So my goals are as follows –
* Run a 5k and possibly even a 10k this summer (signed up for the Hy-5 IN May)
*Loose those 25lbs – I mean I understand I didn’t gain them over night but wouldn’t it be nice to lose them over night???
*Strive to be a happier, healthier, more positive person.  I mean I know this is kind of a whole lot grouped into one but I think they go hand in hand right? 
* Eat Healthier and eat out less.  I love to cook but there is not enough time in the day to work, workout, clean and cook – what am I super woman? 
So there you have it – I don’t think that is to much to ask for is it?  So join me on my journey to a new and improved ME!  

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