Wednesday, October 13, 2010

It's gonna be FINE. No, really! (A race dedication and thank you)

Alright, so I'm a bad kid who hasn't updated in far too long.  I've been busy. Some not so great things have been happening to everyone at work (personally speaking) and everyone has been impacted in some way or another.  So, that's been eating up a lot of my time.  Plus, I've been training for this goofy half marathon.  I'm not sure I'm really race-ready.  But I AM ready to run this puppy so I can check it off my list.  I've discovered I like running, but I'm not sure I'm a distance runner.  To date, I kinda tap out around mile 8-10.  I think I enjoy running most between 3-5 miles.  Enough time to get into a pace and not so far that I'm wondering when I'll be finished.  I'm so glad I did it though.  Really.  I'm happy hubby pushed me to do it with him and I know that crossing the finish line is going to feel fantastic!

That said, I've got all my gear.  I've got new pants that make my lower half look fantastic (they're black) and the rest of me will be wearing pink (shirt and shoes!) in honor of Laura.  I decided a long time ago that I'd dedicate this race to her.  I know she'd rather I was buying a house and having a baby (something she made sure to tease me about every time I saw her), but I think she'd be happy that T and I are doing something we both love, and doing it together.  So, I know she'll be there race day.  Here's hoping she sends some yellow butterflies around mile 9/10, that's usually when I crash.  :-)

In other news, I'm officially down 36 total lbs from last November.  The goal?  27 more.  I can do it.  And I will.  Hopefully on the timeline we've made.  I feel fantastic and I'm happier than I've been in a long time.  I'm a little sad though, b/c bootcamps are coming to an end.  I've so enjoyed bootcamp and all of the ladies who do it.  I'm trying to not worry though, b/c A has a plan.  Of course, we all know how type A I am.  That, and I get nervous about change.  But, change is good, it's a part of life, and I know it'll be FINE.  I've learned the tools, I'm using them, I'm going to keep using them.  That said, I have no real plans to give up trainer extraordinaire just yet.  :-)

So - I'm hanging in there.  Making good progress, feeling fantastic.  I can't really describe the emotions of finally getting my hands on some of the goals I've been after.  Rome wasn't built in a day - I know.  That's a hard lesson to learn with weight loss and lifestyle changes and clearly one I'll get to continue to work on for a long time to come.

Anyway - wish me luck!  Saturday's the big day!  I think I'll write in the palm of my hand for that day - one will say "yes you can!" and the other "it's gonna be fine."    Many thanks to Miss A, without whom I wouldn't be doing half of the things I am or have half of the courage and strength to do the things I do.  :-)

1 comment:

Tracey English said...

Good luck, Krista! You will do great. Focus on how far you have come, how hard you have worked, and all will fall into place. Ill be thinking of you!