One year of running! Just about a year ago I saw this photo in a magazine...
photo courtesy of runDisney
and I decided I was going to incorporate running into my life style... In 2009 I had lost over 65 pounds with Weight Watchers (with little or no physical activity). During 2010 & 2011 I had let some of that weight creep back (about 1/2 of it!)... I needed something to do - to be active! I wanted to run the Tinkerbell Half 2013 Marathon at Disneyland and then just keep going after that!
So... about a year has gone by and as of TODAY - here are my race numbers and finisher medals. I have finished - 1 - 15K race (9.3 miles), 1 - 5 miler, 5 - 5K races (3.1 miles each), 5 - 10K races (6.2 miles each), 2 - Half Marathons (13.1 miles each)! WOW!
I am going to post a ton of photos and just let them speak for my accomplishment! I am so proud of myself! Thank you to my family for showing up at most of these and supporting "Mommy running on the treadmill and all over town"! I love you!
This photo was taken before any of the races and one of the first times I "went for a run"! Nice photo...
My first race - September 2012 - Fairhaven 15K
Tinkerbell Half Marathon - January 2013
My other Half Marathon - Heroes Half - April 2013
Neverland 5K at Disneyland in January 2013
I have lots of plans for more races and have registered for 2 more half Marathons and will be returning to California in January of 2014 for the Tinkerbell Half Marathon! Can't wait!
** and with the activity came the 2nd weight loss... most of that "gain back" is gone now... just a few pounds to go!