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: