Monday, October 5, 2009

Last weeks stats!

Hey guys!

Well, I have to tell you that it was pretty hard starting to run again after my marathon. I was sore for almost an entire week! The first time I ran was last Monday and I was able to do 3 miles! Then I took a couple of days off and ran 4 miles on Thursday! My foot had been hurting for the week after my marathon and was continuing to bother me so I went and had an xray on Friday. The doc said that it was fine and so I could continue to run. I achieved my goal of 8 miles on Saturday morning!! GO ME!!!

This week I am going to try to exercise at least 5 times. I am going to run 5 miles today, 6 miles on Wednesday, 4 miles on Thursday and then we have a 5K on Saturday. Tomorrow I am going to do something else, like the bike.

Hope you all are doing great!!

Also, at my last WW meeting I was 125.6. I have gained some weight back but I really took the entire week off from working out or eating right. This week is going to be better!! I hit Lifetime at WW 2 weeks ago!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Marathon Pics!

Hi Everybody!!!

It seems like it has been forever since I've updated this blog! Life has been sooo crazy! I wanted to post some pics from the Top of Utah Marathon that me and my DH ran on September 19th. It was an experience of a lifetime. I ran it in 4 hours and 31 minutes! Not bad for a first timer!!

Here I am with my new Gypsy on the plane. I just got this the day before and was so excited to take it with me on my trip. For those of you who don't know, the G is the new Iphone of the scrapbooking market!!

Here I am ready to go in my cute new pink outfit! I found this the day before at Target. The pants were so super comfy for the run. Great choice of clothing! I did have to take off the long sleeve shirt before the run even though it was freezing!

I had this shirt specially made for this marathon so that when my blog viewers saw me they would yell out "Go Pink Stamper!" Unfortunately I didn't hear that my entire run but I knew they were all there in spirit!

I had to take a pic by the bus, right? After all, I am a scrapbooker first! We rode on this bus for around 45 minutes to drop us off at the starting place up in the canyon. I couldn't believe I was going to have to run down that long stretch!

Here I am with my cute running partner..... my husband! It was so fun to train with him for the past 3 months. We have a great new hobby that we can do together since I can't seem to drag him into my scrapbooking room and I'm not really interested in football!

I did it!!! I am an official Marathon Runner!! I cannot even believe it. It still feels like a dream. 26.2 miles is a loooooooooong distance and I ran most of it with a smile on my face. It was the coolest experience ever! We had such a blast that we are already talking about doing it again next year. We must be nuts!!

I was so very blessed to have been able to get a massage after in the massage tent. The lady that was giving it to me couldn't believe that I would fly all the way from Oklahoma just to run a marathon! The massage was very relaxing but kind of painful, too, since every muscle in my body was on fire!

So....... would I recommend doing a marathon???? You betcha, I would!! It was the best experience I have had in my life next to childbirth and joining my church. What an incredible thing to accomplish in my lifetime. If any of you would like to do it, I will support you 100%. Just shoot me an e-mail anytime you have any questions!

Blessings to you all and thanks for your support!!