(Me and Jessica before our 5K over the weekend)
I promised you pictures of my 5K so here ya go! This pic was taken well before the race started so no sweat, blood or tears yet. I SO wanted to have some taken as I was running but it was completely dark by then so this is the only one we got. Disappointing, I know.
Running was actually EASY. Can you believe it? I guess working out more really does pay off. LOL! My watch said I ran it in 29 minutes but the official time said 34:05.39. Either way, I finished what I started without needing to walk once. In fact, I feel like I could’ve gone a longer distance. Maybe I’m ready for a 10K?? I never once thought I could be a runner but I felt like one for the first time in my life as I crossed the finish line. Knowing I can push my body that way is incredible! I’m certainly no one special but even having just another 5K (the baby of all races) under my belt made me feel accomplished. If you don’t currently have a workout routine then I highly recommend you getting one. If not for the health benefits then for the way it makes you feel.
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John hates this picture so of course it’s the one I’m putting up. Have I ever really introduced you all to him? Johnatta is his actual name… he’s from Brazil, would love a long walk on the beach if we lived near one and is an electronic geek. We recently celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary so I thought I’d show him some love.
He’s a nut (a Brazil nut.. get it? LOL) but shows me support in everything I do. He doesn’t just think I can kick the butt of my extra pounds, he knows I can. He was SO proud of me after running the race this past weekend and to be honest, all I could think about while I was running was I have to do good so I can tell him about it. ♥ The picture below is us while we were dating about 4 years ago. Awww……
HAPPY TUESDAY, EVERYONE!