My daughter at her first 5k - Girls on the Run
Wild face paint and a wonderful sense of acomplishment on her part. I am so proud of her!
Just an old pic I found of my youngest daughter at her first race in 2009. It was sponsered by Girls on the Run. All I can say is, what a wonderful program! They gave all the girls race bibs with the number 1 on it because all of them were #1! She now runs 2x's weekly in a school sponsered running club. I love that she loves running! I can't wait to run with her although her mad skills might just blow me away...she's pretty fast.
Well, back to the week at hand. Over all it was pretty darn good. I ran my longest distance to date...10 MILES! It took me a little over two hours. A lot of walking due to what I have already diagnosed myself with as IT Band issues to my left leg....PT appt Tuesday. Overall that run was great. I was really feeling great! Add that to a great run last Monday....2 great runs in one week?!? What gives? My overall mileage for the week was 23 miles. It all feels like it's falling into place for me. I had a break through about running outside "in public" I ain't gonna lie, I'm a bigger girl (workin' on whittlin' it away) and I still have a lot of jiggly parts and the somewhat tighter running clothes don't make the best of what I got. I don't want to run on roads becase I think people might me poking fun or make comments about my bulk and the sad vision I give off as I run or that I just might look rediculous in front of other runners. Well I ran on a well trafficed road to get to one of my running trails. I started thinking, I'm doing it. I'm training for a marathon for cryin' out loud! What others may be thinking is they wish they could be a runner or could have the guts to start running. This is me...a marathoner. Yeah baby! I'm finally owning my strength. And to add a delicious whipped topping to all of this, I lost 2.1 pounds this week. My vacation didn't defeat me. I didn't balloon out and I didn't quit running...although there were some negative/down times and I almost felt like quiting. And I can
keep up run with my sis! Great week. Here's to another!