Your Bib # is 262 on the first official day of marathon training. Twin Cities Marathon, here I come!
This weekend was a whirlwind! Almost every second had something planned, but it was all great things. I photographed my friend's surprise renewal of vows on Saturday (yes she surprised the hell out of her hubby) , Sunday we had a family get together to celebrate two of our nephews' graduations, then we attended my friend's Big Memorial Bash. Today it was a 5K, more photos, and then a cookout.
With all of the food centric events, I am happy to say I survived and rocked the South Beach Diet despite all of the temptations. I stuck to the plan (except one tiny little salted nut roll bar that I made for the parties....it was mostly protein anyway). I achieved the almost impossible....I made it 7 full days with not one glass of wine or a beer. You bet your ass I am patting myself on the back being able to make it through Memorial Weekend without one sip of alcohol (does that me sound like an alcoholic?).
Today's 5K was a race hosted by Charities Challenge. It was not a personal best nor was it a personal worst. It was not chip timed so I really do not know what my time really was. I do know it was under 40 minutes. I feel more energetic yet I felt like I was dragging a bit on the course. I am going to blame the lack of carbs. Phase 1 of the South Beach Diet seems to be great so far, but I will admit it is the best thing for running.. When we started, the storm clouds were rolling in and the skies were BLACK! But alas, the rain held off until we were done. I was happy it did not interfere with the race because I was able to complete my 5th race of the year. I am now five for five!
One cool things about today was I saw a bunch of pink shirts referencing a very familiar blog... Prior Fat Girl. I spotted Jen, the blog author of Prior Fat Girl. I have been following her blog for a few years. She has an amazing and very inspirational weight loss story! She looks AMAZING. She was not running this event, however, she was there cheering loudly. I introduced myself before the race and as I crossed the finish line, I heard her cheering me on. I love reading blogs that are local to me, and I love it when our paths cross.
Total weight loss so far is still hover right around 7.5lbs which I cannot complain about since it has only been a week. Chubby Hubby is still going strong and has lost 10lbs.
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