Saturday, May 10, 2008

Counting down to the big 5K

And I'm so excited!! I went and picked up my race package this morning at the Fitness Fair, which is making it seem so very real. I never in my life would have imagined myself actually doing something like this!!! Even back a few months ago when I first thought of the idea of running this race, I was saying rather jokingly. But I am ready and very excited!!

And just about exciting as all that, I got new running shoes!! The Tech Shop had a bunch of stuff there and I managed to find a great pair of Mizuno runners for more than half price. Never could I imagine paying over $150 for shoes but $80 seemed reasonable, especially since I use them so much now. Hurray!

Anyways, so far the Wendie plan seems to be going well. I ate a few more points yesterday than I was supposed to but I'm okay with that. I may be over by a few today too... but I'll try not to be. The most important thing that I see happening with me doing this is that I am actually tracking EVERYTHING that goes into my mouth. The good, the bad and the really bad. And that my friends, is a victory in and of itself because up until now, I was only semi-tracking... meaning if I ate a bunch of bad stuff, I didn't even bother to try and track it. And peeking at the scale shows me that it's paying off. I'm not sure if my WI last Monday was a fluke or what but by the next day, I was back up 2lbs.. and for the last couple days I've been back down to what I WI at on Monday, and even a little lower. I'm hoping to show a loss of at least 1lb (hopefully 1.4 so I can meet my goal!!) by Monday.

Anywho, I hope all you mommy's out there get truly spoiled tomorrow!! Enjoy your day and give your family some extra hugs (unless they forget all about Mother's Day - then you can tell them off LOL). I just feel so grateful right now for my health, my family, my new man, my new shoes... ahhhh life is good :)


Cammy said...

I'm so excited for you! (I even got a little misty reading your post.LOL) This is quite an accomplishment, and I'm proud of you and foryou!
I can't wait to read your post-race report!

Happy Mother's Day!

Anonymous said...

Good for you! Have a great run and Happy Mother's Day to you!

Heather said...

that is very exciting! Glad to hear that the wendie plan is going well so far.

Selma said...

Happy Mother's Day! Also, a great big Congratulations to you for the 5K


Erin said...

I can't wait to hear the update on your race, new shoes were definately a reward for getting there!

Hope you had a great mothers day, you totally deserve it!

sauchagirl said...

You do have a lot to be happy about! Yeah for you!

Have a great day!