Well... I ran the 1/2 marathon finishing with a time of 1:56. Not bad but so wish I would have trained. I needed to prepare for the many hills I didn't know about and the heat. It was a great race though, over 8000 people. I have to be honest, around the 8th mile I was thinking of ways to stop, pretend I got injured, act like I was dehydrated and fall to the side, pass out maybe? All those thoughts were going through my mind.. Why didn't I train? Well, I am not a quitter so I kept going. It was probably the hardest race for me but I finished. Next time I will know better. I am not superwoman and I am not a spring chicken.. I was telling my BFF about it and saying I was "so tired".. I was telling her I took two naps that day after the race.. She said to me .. Kristen, you are almost 40.. you need to slow down a little, she was right.. I spent the rest of the day resting and getting my strength back.. and after a day of rest, I feel revived and great.. Sometimes our body tells us we need to slow down.. So I did.
Today has been a good day, good weather, work this morning, and working on a too do list I have been putting off. Tomorrow I have clients, work at the Y and will get a great workout in.. I am grateful for my heath and that I take care of my body now.. I had a client of mine put on a 10lb vest today to do some circuit training.. When she put it on she said, "imagine carrying around this extra weight?" It is heavy. I was carrying around 70lbs.. OMW I cannot even imagine.. I also started a new eating plan with some of my friends and clients.. I am excited to see how everyone does.. The group is motivated and working as a team will make the process easier. I hope you are all having a great Memorial Day!
Though for the day... Always finish what you start.. especially when you know the outcome will be great!!!