- I had only been exercising consistently for 6 months
- I cried most of the walk, a combination of watching others pass me by (of all ages), knowing it was the first of MANY events I would complete - breaking down my sedentary past and marching ahead to my athletic future!
- I walked the entire time.
- I had blisters the size of quarters on each foot!
- I completed the race in 1hr 39minutes.
- I ranked 79 of 80 in my age group. 1224 overall.
- I have completed a Sprint triathlon
- I have exercised consistently for 18mos.
- I ran alongside or chased (she kept a few steps ahead of me to increase my pace a bit :)) my beloved friend Michele.
- It didn't even occur to me to cry - I was so excited to see what I could do!
- I ran ALMOST the entire time. I did run faster than my regular pace which made my chest start to hurt like what happened when I started training faster so I had to walk for about 10 minutes. But, once I felt better, I ran the rest of the race, finishing as fast as I could at the final stretch.
- NO Blisters!!
- I completed the race in 1hr 18minutes.
- I ranked 51 of 71 in my age group and 802 overall.
Some things I thought would change that haven't...
I still had to order a 2x t-shirt.
I have changed some of my thinking and I will share it for your amusement :
As a part of diligently controlling my thought life so I can fully embrace who I am right now and love where I am at (weight and shape specifically) I have started adding "Barbie" to the end of my attire for the day...
Spring Dash day I was "Running Barbie"
Swimming days I am "Swimming Barbie"
Weight Lifting days I am "Workout Barbie"
You get the picture. It always makes me chuckle and keeps my mind on the end result of my efforts (NO I am not striving to look EXACTLY like Barbie! Yes, I am familiar with the fact she is inaccurately proportioned;).
I want to love being me - Now. Just like I stated in my blog about body image .
I look forward to what the rest of this year holds - at least 1 Sprint triathlon, a team triathlon with my Love and a great friend, and maybe one more event, we will see...