Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Winners finish last!

That is right, I said it. Winners finish're just for starting and for making it to the end. For pushing through and defeating yourself!

Sunday was the Gobble Gobble Road Race. There was a 5k and 10k option...I of course went for the 10k.
Here is my Race Swag of course!

The race began at 10am. I had a goal to beat my previous 10k....and I did. But first a little summary of the race.
Both 5k and 10k runners began at the same time. I tried my best to begin slow, it is hard to start out walking in the middle of a huge group but as always I start to fall behind in the group, but I was ok with that. 
What I was not ok with, was the feeling I had before I even hit mile 2. I was ready to quit. I was pretty tired, at least my legs were. I was almost ready to settle on stopping at the 5k. But I pushed on.

By the time we were approaching the Mile 3 marker, I wasnt alone, and I wasnt alone. Which was nice, but then I made it ahead of this runner...but she was only doing the I had 3 more miles to go.
So as I am passing volunteers...who were absolutley AWESOME btw, they kept telling me how great I was doing, and I only had a little more to go. Little did they know (until I told them) that I still had a long way to go! haha!
Once I hit the 5k/10k group split, I was on my own. Volunteers were all set up around the rest of the road...which was great...and unlike the last 10k I was in, none of them were packing up to go as I was approaching them.

Now here is the kicker! The fun part! They had someone driving around in a van from the agency that put the race on, around the coarse road...obviously to make sure no one was hurt, and obviously making sure everyone had finished. Well since I was last, the van came along and was creeping behind me for the last 2.5 miles. I felt like the freakin PRESIDENT!!

So I finished! Made a PR!! Finished in 1hour and 18-19minutes. They still havent posted offical times. I forgot to hit stop on my phone app right away, so my time was a little off, and so was my distance (6.2miles). But I felt so awesome!! I beat my previous 10k time by roughly 6 minutes!!

Holy Cow!!

Princess 1/2 Marathon update!
The 1/2 marathon is now filled up to 99%!!!! On the 19th the revealed a discount for those who had not registered yet. So that is where the big boost in registrations came from. It was at only 95%  on the 19th by 9am and 97% yesterday morning!

Cant wait to run with all you wonderful Princesses!!

Biggest Loser update
10/22/2012 - 171 lbs
10/31/2012 - 167 lbs
11/5/2012 - 168.5 lbs
11/13/2012 - 165 lbs
11/19/2012 - 165lbs
 No loss this week...bummer. Hopefully I will still lose by next week, even with Thanksgiving just tomorrow.

But tomorrow has some excitment! My sister is coming in tonight from MD and will be running and 5k tomorrow!! So I will have updates and fun pictures for ya'll!!

"When you wish upon a star"


  1. I was looking for blogs about the Princess marathon and saw your blog. Good job on your 5k's and 10k's. I am also training for the 2013 Princess marathon. Good luck on your training!

  2. CONGRATS on the 10K! And you're right, anyone who completes (or even starts) a 5K, 10K, half marathon, whatever length race is a WINNER! Love reading the race recaps. I miss races. I'll be back SOON! :)