Saturday, February 07, 2009

My First "Official Race"!

Wow... what a difference a year makes! I am praying that I will be saying that exact same thing next year too! Today I entered and finished my first ever official Frosty Four Miler race! Now - the fact that I even entered is huge... so not anything I would have ever thought that I could do - or want to do?! However, this year I walked the route with my sister... we crossed the finish line at 1:07 so that means we walked a 16.75 minute mile (four of them?!). Next year, I am hoping to jog or run parts of it and beat our time! Still - we were not the last to cross the finish line - but more importantly than that - we crossed the finish line! That in itself is testimony of the changes that we have both made in the past year!

We met up with a fellow-Sparker and got this photo:
Polly did great - beat her goal of coming in at under 45 minutes! I had a few other friends who were there and ran it as well... Kim and I were just thrilled that the dreaded 'hill' that every runner was murmuring about was not as intimidating as we thought it would be. In fact, it is less of a hill than the route we take on a weekly basis around our house! Nice surprise!

Last month, through Spark - I joined a Bootcamp... it was a month commitment to do a video series 7 days a week plus cardio... I made it through and ended up losing 6 pounds and 5 inches overall. So -I am feeling on track and focused on reaching more short term goals! Nice!

I am still all caught up - but I did do a custom birthday card and a few fun Digi's on Friday while chatting it up with my fellow Scrap2Lose Sparkers! Here's what I was working on:

So - that's all I have tonight... I just finished the second of three Monk novels I have from the library and I am ready to dig in to the next one!!! Making some hot tea and snuggling with a book now...

Scrap Happy!
~Karrilee~

8 comments:

chuck said...

Wow, congrats on your first race (and the bootcamp)!! Nice digi layouts...all caught up, will it ever end?!

Denice aka Dedelicious said...

Congrats on the race, and no doubt you'll be jogging/running it next year....that is on your goal list, isn't it?!!

Pam said...

WTG on the race!! I have no doubts that you'll jog/run parts of it the next time around! And... as always- your layouts and cards are an inspiration!! TFS!!

Christina said...

Congrats on the race. you'll be running before you know it good job on the boot camp jan was a bad month and feb hasn't started out so hot either. I am not giving up though.

Michele said...

Great job K!!! Look at all you accomplished this week! WTG!

corinna said...

YOU LOOK FANTASTIC!!!!!!

You go girl!

vanron said...

wow do you look good!! Congrats on the race!

Matt said...

Karrilee - Congrats on your race! That's really great! My wife's an avid painter and crafter, and she does triathlons. My name is Matt Smolsky and I'm with a website called Hoorray.com. We are relaunching Hoorray in June with a new focus on helping people express themselves creatively, like you do. We are searching for creative people to partner with us, design some Albums, Cards or Calendars, and then receive 25% of the profits from the sale of your designs. So basically it's another way for you to sell some of your designs. If you're interested, contact me at matt.smolsky@hoorray.com or call me at (402) 321-3038. Thanks and I hope to hear from you ... and happy racing!