Friday, January 18, 2013

Princess Shirt

Look what came in! The shirt I had made to wear to the Disney Princess Half! Isn't it cute?! Can't wait to wear it! :0)

Thursday, January 17, 2013


FINALLY...the scale and I are on speaking terms. This morning, it dropped again and I am officially down 9.5 lbs in 3 weeks. SCORE!!!!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Right Directions

Well today was better than any day last week because I felt less tired. I was mentally sharp, had a late meeting and worked an 11 hr day, and then worked out with my best running time since last October. YAY! I'm going to aim for a really early bed time so I can try to keep this trend going.

I'm also hoping for another rockstar weigh-in this week. Cross your fingers for me!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

January Blues

I finished my first week back at work from Christmas break. It wasn't an easy week. I've been feeling especially tired and sad. I think it's a combination of issues with my Fibro, and then it being cold and dark all the time. I think I'm ready for spring.

I was able to get in 2 runs this week, and will probably get in another one tonight. Considering the circumstances, Im actually fine with that. I will try to do better next week.

I have decided to be a PGL again for the Dallas Galloway group. I'm excited to see what new members we get next year.

I'm trying to stay positive and focused. I've done really well on my nutrition but struggle a little bit getting all my water in.

I've gotta be strong and get through January. I can do this, I can do this.

Monday, January 7, 2013


Well I went back to work today, and I was pretty depressed about not being in my pajamas. I'm still not over it, but it's time to move on. I guess. Ha.

I am trying to make a new routine for myself of going to the gym right after's on my way home so there's no excuse. I'm always tired after work but if I can just get it done, it's over by 5pm. Also, if I can get good sleep every night, that will help me feel better.

Today I went after work and was pretty tired. I'm still kind of out of it but I think it's because I'm not back in the swing of things yet. I'm going to go to bed really early tonight and hopefully I will feel better tomorrow.

Have a great day, readers! :0)

Friday, January 4, 2013


I had another great workout tonight! I did a 3 mile run and was able to keep up a 13:38 pace and I'm very happy with that. Every day I feel a little stronger. WOOP!!

Yep, that's it. G'Night! :0)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Right On Track

I'm doing so well! YAY!! The depressing part is that I have a long way to go, BUT...I'm definitely going in the right direction. I had a great workout tonight. I did:

30 min run

I LOVE those endorphins. I feel on top of the world right now! My goal this week is to get in 70,000 steps and get in 7 hrs of exercise. I'll have to push it but I know I can do it. Jenny and I have a 6-7 miler this Saturday so maybe that'll help. I'm also planning to spend Friday and Saturday night in the gym. Yes I have no life. I have 8$ spending money until the 15th. It's something to do and it's free! Oh yes, I'm THAT lame.

OH! And I had a fantastic weigh-in for week 1! I lost 5.5 lbs and 2.25 inches! YAY!!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2012/2013 Double Double Half Marathon/5K

LOVE LOVE LOVE this medal!!! IT'S GINORMO!!! I got this for running the Double Double NYE/NYD Challenge. I completed a Half Marathon on New Years Eve and a 5K on New Years Day.

2012 Dallas Marathon

Gotta be honest, not in love with this medal. This kind of gold looking material looks cheap. I still earned it, though and I like the lanyard. It may be ugly, but it's mine! :0)

New Years Double!

I completed the New Years Double...not in the way I expected, but I completed the back to back race challenge so I'm happy!

Here's the story:

I was emotionally upset about a personal issue so my head really wasn't in it. I knew I wanted to maybe walk one of the races so I chose to walk the NYE Half day because I wanted to save my legs and my running mileage started over on Jan 1st so I wanted those miles to count. SO-I walked the first day. It was long and boring, and really cold and rainy. I was freezing, soaking wet and upset. It pretty much sucked. But I was happy to get pt 1 of the awesome medal. The way it works is if you complete any combination of the races in two days, you get a big challenge plate. So I got the first medal. That night was terrible, the issue got worse and I was devastated. I certainly was not in the mood to go back for day 2. I was almost convinced not to go back.

I woke up crying. I was crying as I was putting on my clothes thinking, "I'm not going." But as I kept thinking it, I continued to get dressed. I laced up my shoes, dried my tears and got in the car. I drove and drove and just made myself go. Once I got started, I felt a little better. My energy was a little better and I was keeping up a decent pace so I felt great about things. It was very interesting starting a race with hurt feet. A callous on one of my toes was moderately painful but bearable and I thought I'd be ok. So I was going along on my race, and at mile 5, the callous split and caused horrible pain! It was AWFUL!!! I took off my shoe, and it felt better to just walk barefoot so I did that for awhile until I reached a med station. The lady tried to help me but every time she'd put pressure on it, it'd make it worse so there was nothing they could do. I knew at that point that I had a problem. There was no way I could walk barefoot for 8 more miles. I was worried about it getting infected if it got too dirty. So I had to quit. I walked across the parking lot straight to the finish. BUT-the good news...since I completed the 5K distance, I was able to get a 5K medal and that completed my two medals so I could get the challenge plate! I didn't complete two halfs like I wanted, but I did complete two races and at the end of the day, I'm proud of myself. I'm proud of myself for going when I was SO upset, and proud of the medal. It's HUGE!

Here's the medal: YAY!!!

And a closeup of the medal: DOUBLE YAY!!!

And here are the shirts: I *LOVE* them and am so pumped that they give you a short sleeved and a long sleeved!

My running girls said they want to do back to back 5K's for next year so we're going to do that together! I'm SO excited!!!

And the best news...the personal issue is resolved and now I feel good about things again. SO-if I wouldn't have gone, it would have been pointless because I would have no medal, and nothing to be upset about. SO glad I went. Running is therapy.

Goodbye 2012! 2013 is going to be even better!!!!