Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving day is here, and a lot to be thankful for..  My health, my family, my friends, and all of you following my journey and encouraging me along the way!

What better way to celebrate this thanksgiving day than by running a 5K this morning!!

48:19 as per Nike + on the TM
Ran for the first 40 minutes straight, took a walk for 90 seconds, then finished strong!

Have a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving everyone!!!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Garden State Plaza 5K by poet611 at Garmin Connect - Details

Garden State Plaza 5K by poet611 at Garmin Connect - Details

Forgot to turn off GPS at finish, finish time was:

Finishing Strong:

My trophy:

I didnt hit the 45 minute mark which was my original goal, but I am very happy and proud to have completed my very first 5K, and i DID hit a PR at 52:17, and now i have something to shoot for my next time out!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Final Practice Run

So tonight i did my final practice run before the big day Sunday!

I did a 2 mile run on the dreadmill in 32:30!

Im getting closer to the 15 min mark that I'm hoping for!!

I dont have any Nike+ data for this run because my Ipod died on me mid-run :(

Thursday, November 4, 2010

10 days to go!

First race is coming up in 10 days!  I am very excited about it and look forward to crossing that finish line.  I got another 5K practice run coming up saturday morning and a couple more short miles during next week in preparation for the big day!

Monday, November 1, 2010

The journey...

            This is a journey that started in May 2009 at almost 500 lbs.                                                                                      

Today I am down 113 lbs as of 11/1/10.

My weightloss journey has been going on for roughly 18 months and still have quite a bit to go, but that gives me time to focus on my new found passion... RUNNING!

When did I ever think Id want to run (besides to the closest fast food joint)?  NEVER
Not only am I now running, but I am getting ready for my first official 5K race in less than 2 weeks!