Friday night - a ride down to the Bay Area and the weather was wonderful. At one point I rolled down the windows, opened up the sun roof and I let my hair just go everywhere. It was like a wonderful spring day. Nothing like the 100 or 90 degree weather that we have had in the past. Heck, even ran into a cloud cover they call Fog. I had a relaxing moment doing my drive down to meet up with Mer for our 5K Saturday event.
Saturday morning was going to be a late start. We thought the 5K was early, but it didn't start until 10 am. We arrived at the park early and that gave us time to walk around, get warmed up, and have some Mo & Mer time - which was AWESOME.
I ran most of it. Well, what I felt was most of it. I could not keep up with Mer and the Boot Camp gang. However, I just kep saying in my head - 10 10 10 - as I ran I would count to 10 and then 20 and then 30 and then I would walk for a bit more. Then another 10 - 20 - 30, keep running. I can do this. I am not sure why I wanted to finish quickly, but I was determined not to finish with the rest of the walkers. Only about 70 participants and 95% were running, so my work was cut out for me if I wanted to not finish last. I felt good afterwards. Yes, my legs are still screaming a bit, but I was so proud of how I did. This was for sure nothing like the Red Wagon pulling 5K event that I have done at a Thanksgiving Walk in the past. Finished my 5K just a little less then 1 hour - great accomplishment for me.
Oh - and the best part - the shirt they gave me was an XL and it fit. I didn't even feel uncomfortable. It was an awesome feeling!!! Ready to do the next one with Mer or even one with my son or even one on my own.
|This is me - WAY BEFORE the race - all fresh and ready to go!|
A wonderful Park - the scenery kept me captivated!!
|To be honest, I felt out of place. So many more were "smaller" and "stronger" then me|
|This is for JO - I tried my best to finish before the Mom with the twin stroller, but each time I ran she would run faster|
She had an excuse - one of the twins was crying, she had to hurry - LOL
|Mer after the turn around!!! Run Run Run|
Coming into the home stretch - just about 1.5 miles to the finish
|This is for McGee - she inspires me everyday with her motivation and drive to keep going|
Hey - this is a pretty good picture and my face isn't that red
|Yes, they were out of water at the end. This was very refreshing|
(I did have my own water in the car)
|Mer and Mo - before the Race|
|Mo and Mer - after the race|
Saturday evening - dressing up to a Theatre event. My God-daughter in THE WIZ. Wouldn't you know it, she was camera shy. The evening was wonderful..
|(I can't wait to get rid of that double chin or is that a triple chin)|
|I finished off my Bay Area part of the weekend with a visit to Mer's sisters Pilates Studio|
Great workout !!!!!
|My goal this week - getting the Elliptical out of the spare bedroom|
Yes, all that mess is Day Camp stuff - more boxes to organize and put into the shed
Have to run - or I mean walk - heading out for a morning walk before work with the neighbor ladies. Getting things done this week. What are you going to accomplish this week - either in terms of weight loss or just because?
Staying MOtivated MO