Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Weigh In Wednesday-June 22, 2011

Hello Fellow Shrinkers- I weighed myself this morning and I am exactly the same as last week, 175 lbs. Which is okay since I was not able to exercise at all last week because of having a hurt foot. But because I was not able to exercise I slept like crap and felt bad all week so I know how important it is to exercise because I could tell the difference when I wasn't able to do it! I also finally finished my period which I had for almost 11 days, which has not happened before and it was really annoying and frustrating but dr's said not a big deal. So I am sure that didn't help me to loose any weight this week. I did boot camp on Monday and I am still sore. I don't know if I will have time to get it in today but otherwise I will do it tomorrow. I think I can handle the challenge of having breakfast everyday because I already do this as it is a very important way to start the day. I also drink a lot of water all day long so I should be able to handle that one too! Well my kids are eating breakfast so I guess I should finish this up so I can get mine going too. Have a great week everyone.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

True Confession-June 21, 2011

Hmm.... I am don't have a lot of time to write but I have some true confessions good and bad.
Good- I was able to do the first day of boot camp yesterday, my foot feels better! True confession- I hurt a lot today and I have been running 3x a week for the past 2 months!
I went to a child's bday party at Burger King yesterday for supper and I looked up their menu online ahead of time to see what was an okay choice. True Confession- I ate birthday cake! It was good though and not very big.
It was my birthday last week, I am 36 now! I ate out a few times, Arby's, starbucks for chai and subway! True Confession- I don't feel bad about it, it was my birthday and I still tried to make better choices!
I don't think anyone has read my post about my race a few weeks ago, so if you'd like to just go down about 2 posts and read about my 10K! Thanks.

Monday, June 13, 2011

True Confessions 6/14/11

This is my second post in two days! I confess that a friend brought donuts over on Saturday after the race as a treat, not great but my kids loved them. So there was one lonely donut sitting on the counter and I cut it this morning to see what was in it, cream! It sat there all day till during naptime and I thought why not!? I took one bite and then I walked to the garbage and spit it out and threw the rest away. It didn't even taste good! Woot!
I confess that it is my birthday on Thursday and since my parents were here over the weekend we celebrated my birthday on Saturday. They got me a pie from the local restaurant, it was a Toffee Cream Pie and I had a piece and it was too sweet and I had a hard time finishing all of my piece.
I confess that I went to run this afternoon because I wanted to and I was unable to make it very far as I had pain. My left foot was hurting by my arch and I readjusted my shoe and socks and tried again and I could not run. I was disappointed that I couldn't run, I walked back home but now my foot hurts all the time. So I don't know what happened and if I should go to the doctor or what.
Thanks for listening to my confessions. They were good confessions to have, I think. I am glad I think of myself as a runner and am glad that I can make those good choices most of the time!

Bellin 10K Race Report

So the day had finally come for the big race, the Bellin 10K in Green Bay on June 11, 2011. Last year I walked the Bellin in 1:45, my goal was to run it this year and get a better time. The Bellin offers local schools a chance to sign up for their Kids For Running program where kids can sign up at their school to train for the bellin and then run it. If kids can't afford shoes, or running clothes or the fee then a local company will pay for it. It is very cool. One of the parents who runs the Bellin every year decided she wanted to see it happening at our elementary school this year and so it did. We started training on April 4 with just a 1/2 mile run. We meet every Monday and Wednesday night to train and then on Saturdays when we got to our longer runs. I was asked to be one of the coaches, so I got a really cool running coat and a extra shirt. We started with around 60 kids at the start and ended with about 25-30 that actually did the run on Saturday. We also had quite a few parents that did it with their kids and trained with us. Very cool.
So Saturday was only like 50 something and a little cold but better than hot. We got up at 5:15am and woke up the kids and my mom and had oatmeal for breakfast. We then piled into the van at 6:15, to get to Green Bay to meet the rest of our group for 7:30. We got into our corrals around 8am. There was 18,701 people doing the Bellin for their 35th year. It was crazy but very exciting. We got to the start line right around 8:30 right as the first person was finishing!
I ran with my friend, Mary and we kept each other going. We walked when we got to each of the water stations and drank but then we kept running. When we got between mile 5 and the end Mary said,"When we get to the corner let's walk until that yellow house (less than 1/5 a block)." I said that's fine, I was getting tired and that little break was perfect and then we ran until the end! I finished it in 1:09:48, I couldn't believe it, just over one hour. I was soooo excited and pumped. We went through the corrals and got our water, food and then we got medals! They gave medals this year since it was the 35th year of the Bellin.

Then we found our Kids for Running group to see who was back. My 9 year old was back already, he finished in 1:04:23, my husband, Tom who was pushing our 4 year old finished in 1:23 (he was running and walking), my 11 year old had decided to walk with my mom instead of running and they finished in 1:45. I love the fact that our whole family did the race. It was very cool.

By the way this is the first time I have blogged since July 2010, almost a year. I am going to try very hard to keep up with this as this will def. help with my journey. Thanks to the sisterhood of the shrinking jeans for helping me get to this race and running the whole thing! It was all because I did the Couch to 5K in the fall and kept going. Thanks!