Monday, December 31, 2012

My Goals For the New Year

What a year this has been for me.  I accomplished something that seemed far away to reach at one point of my life, yet I arrived at the finish line. This is only the beginning of so many horizons I want to explore, that just thinking about all of them, makes my head spin.

July 11, 2012 will go down in my history books as one of the most amazing days.  The day that I hit 101 pounds lost (taking me one year almost to the day).  Then two months after that, one day before my birthday, I reached my ultimate weight goal of 125 pounds.

   2011---->238 pounds     2012---->125 pounds

Sunday, December 30, 2012

My Second 5K - Freeze Out Cancer

My Finish Time 28:10
Oh my gosh!! I haven't written in awhile. So much to do so little time, but one of my 2013 goals is to write on this blog often and keep you updated.

Anyway, a couple of weeks ago, December 15th, 2012 to be exact, I ran my second official 5K.  I wasn't planning to run any race until next year, but I saw the event posted on Facebook and I couldn't resist.

Just seeing the name of the event caught my attention "Freeze Out Cancer". As a cancer survivor, I felt I had to do it, not to mention it was happening almost in my backyard. 

I was a little apprehensive about running in the cold.   I didn't know how my body and my breathing were going to react to the cold air.  Remember I'm a newbie at this, on all counts.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

One Song On My Playlist

Finishing my first 5K
I still remember that at one point in my life I hated to run. Now, I enjoy it - I even did my first 5K on October 7, 2012, and finished feeling absolutely great.

My workout playlist has many of my favorite songs.  This playlist is what I listen to while running.  One day I noticed that I would get that second wind every time I heard one particular song.   I even tested the outcome by using a different playlist and that day I struggled through out the run.