Tuesday, April 24, 2012

5K/10K Beast

As many of you know I participated in a 10K about a month ago!

Sorry I'm late I'm doing a blog on it! :)  Can y'all find in your heart to forgive me!? :)

I woke up a 4:30 am, took a shower so I won't stink as bad when I finished, met up with my new 5K/10K buddy Allison. We got to our starting point at 6 AM. We lined up at 7:00 and waited and waited and waited for the race to start at 8. Well there for 43,000 people so they had to start in waves. And we were 3 to the last group. So we waited and waited and waited some more. And we didn't start walking/running 9:45! Apparently there was a mix up with buses and runners/walkers in the beginning. I think it boiled down to them not having enough buses to transport the runners/walkers.

As we inched closer to the beginning of the line, I started to get SUPER pumped. I started to get teary eyed and really couldn't believe I was actually going to do this...a 10K. I've NEVER done a 10K...6.2 miles. The last "K", I did was 4 years ago. I'm out of shape and out of sync with my body. Honestly the day before I tried everything to talk myself OUT of doing the walk. But Lydia 2.0 was like HELL NO! You're doing this! And well of course she won the battle.

They called my group and I begin to walk.

I had 2 goals one was to finish it and the second was to finish it under 3 hours.

I'm walking and I set a good pace in the beginning and just walked. I started up the Cooper River Bridge.

Okay tried to insert picture but I need to brush up on the photo placing in a blog.

I'm heading up the massive bridge and I start to slow down and feel the burn set in. I was at mile 3 by then and I knew if I stopped I wouldn't get started again so I get walking and walking and walking. I made it up and begin my descent towards downtown and I was like I'm really doing this I'm at the 4 mile marker and 2 more to go! HOLY SHIT!

So I continue to just walk. Then 5 miles goes by and I'm like hot damn...I'm actually going to finish this and not die. At this point my feet are feeling like lead and I'm alittle thirsty...they ran out of water once I got over the bridge...who runs out of water!?! Anyways

I'm trucking along and I see mile SIX. I was like .2 more miles. I can do this so I round the corner and there are my parents. I start crying and wanting to run, but my lead feet just were like no we're walking. I'm said okay I'm fine with that! I then look up and see the finish line and my dad cheering me on, pointing me out to my mom. I was soooo freakin stoked at the point I didn't care about anything but finishing and seeing my parents.

2 hours and 15 minutes later I walked proud of what I've done and who I morphed in to. I did a 10K...I finished well beneath the time I gave myself. I can lose the weight. This was sort of a symbolic kick off of Lydia 2.0.

That is my 10K experience. I'm planning on doing a 5K June 9th. And there is one in November want to do with Allison, that's around here.

But the one I'm super pumped for is the Disney Princess half marathan, with Stephanie @stephmiller!! We're part of #TeamBadAss! What son!

So I'm a 5K/10K junkie. Can't get enough! Which I don't think is a bad thing! :)

Weigh in 4/17/12

Whoa! Blogger has a whole new set up! And it's  really throwing me off! lol

Anyways I backed up and doing a quick post from this weight in.

I weighted in at 364.9. I gained 1.4 pounds. I'm not quite sure what happen to have a gain. I probably wasn't a good tracker or PMS or had an ass load of excuses piling up! But whatever that week is behind me. I licked my wounds and moved on with the week.

The week had its challenges with 2 proms but I'm hoping I'll be able to cope with what is thrown at me!

That's all for this week. I'm on to become a blogging machine!! :)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Gym Nazi!

AHHHHH!!! I swear my gym has crazy 5AM goers. Well I guess you have to be...example me. I have another gym tail. I don't know what it is about, either me or my gym but I swear it's a building full of
CA-RAZY!!

Let me take you back to Friday at 6:15 AM, I'm done doing my work out. I did some leg work and actually ran a small bit on the treadmill. I think I'm going to try a program called Couch to 5K this week, just to see what happens and what I can do with it.

So I finish up all my sweating and I go to leave. I don't know if I fall back asleep and begin to sleep walk or if my gym like to play tricks on blondes or if my gym likes to keep people hostages or whatever. But I go to leave and well I can't get out. Again STOP LAUGHING! This is a serious issue. I'm pushing the button and I'm waiting to hear a buzzer thing to open the down. No sound and I try to open the door and it's not opening. I try it again, and same thing. I'm like COME ON! I'm ready to Chuck Norris the glass and go to another gym at this point. While I'm doing all this, there is a old lady there...she'll be called Gym Nazi. I guess she's watching and then out of the blue she yells at me. YOU HAVE THE PRESS THE BUTTON AND PUSH THE DOOR OPEN. Ummmm thanks? Yes she straight up Y-E-L-L-E-D at me. I'm finally free and heading home to continue my day.

And I had a HUGE gym victory. As y'all know I get up and go to the gym at 5AM. Well on Saturday my gym alarm went off and I didn't want to go. But I drugged my sleepy ass out of bed and headed to the gym. I went and worked out for about 45 minutes. After that I felt sooo great and was so glad I went! Gym 2 - Bed 0. And I must say I would NOT have done that a month ago or a week ago! So I'm finally seeing the changes and feeling like this is starting to become a life style! Whoop whoop.

Well until my next blog. I have to blog about my 10K experience! I'm so far behind! I will catch y'all up! Bear with me! Thanks! Love y'all!

The Prodigal Daughter Has Come Back!

Yes I've come back to my people. What I love. I'm just want to apologize for leaving y'all for so long. I'm blaming it on part being lazy and part work...florist problems. Anyways but after a wonderful and very surprising phone call, from my super awesome and one of the best Scramble players I know, Joselin. She's an author check her out also, Stoned Family Robinson...her latest book and she writes for a blog. I heart her! She just called out of the blue and said I had a dream about you and you need to check this book and you need to write! I doesn't matter what you write about...if you don't want to write about your weight loss or you're tired of it or whatever it is. You need to write! So I want to thank you Joselin, I love you and here I am writing. She isn't the only one that has said that my mom...of course she's going to say THAT...she's kind of bias to yours truly! Also a friend on twitter, Brandy @McHealthyMcMama, asked me last week when I was going to write my next blog...here is is/they are! Apparently I have a following, people think like me and enjoy my blogs...strangers and friends and family alike. I honestly just thought family read my blogs...but it looks like other people are reading them as well. So looks like I have to keep up with my blogging. I think y'all just opened Pandora's box! MUUUUHAHAHAHAHA! *insert evil laugh*