Tuesday, October 9, 2012

My First 5k!

In July I decided it was time to do something about my health. I saw a pic of myself and thought it had to be someone else. I wished it was someone else, but no it was me. My body has changed with having my son. I wouldn't give him up for the world but I would like to change how my body is reacting to weight and bloating. 

So with that picture (which I may share someday) I decided to join weight watchers went for a walk the next day. I didn't get far. I made it about a 1/2 mile with Rocco in his stroller. But I did it again and again until now where I can walk a lot further with out feeling like kneeling over. 

My friend Kim P over at Gettingfabuless.com has been a huge inspiration for me over the past few years. She told me she was doing this 5k back in August. I had just started getting into working out and walking and wash't sure if I could do it. I was thinking about it and thinking about it then finally I just clicked the link and signed up. I had a goal; to FINISH. I knew I wouldn't be first, I would be ok with last place, but I just wanted to FINISH. 

And FINISH I did! I beat my own personal times and felt like a rock star. 

My friend Kathy (blue hat) came to cheer me on. As well as my husband and our son. The lovely lady in black with me is Kim P. HUGE thanks to her for being so supportive and being there for me at the finish to welcome me in! 

I am considering another 5k next month on Thanksgiving - called a Turkey Trot. What a way to start the day that most people eat thru. Also, I might try the Couch to 5k program to help me with my speed and running thru more of the 5k then I did on this race. 


Anonymous said...

You inspire me right back Kim. You are awesome and I loved doing that race together!

Anonymous said...

So happy to see you on Saturday & cheer you on! I can't wait to see you at the Turkey Trot!
Kim P is amazing - she's been a huge inspiration to me too! I truly can't do this without her - boy - what a burden she has to bare! :D