Sunday, March 6, 2011

Eventful Weekend

This has been quite the eventful weekend for me.  I have to say that I worked out more this week than any other week ever in my entire life!  I was motivated by those of you who are getting in a full hour a day...wow!  I find that amazing.  I guess my life is too hectic...I find it very difficult to get more than 40 minutes.  But this week, I determined to work at getting in an hour.  Which I did-except for Friday as I was running a race on Saturday and knew I needed to take the day off.
Anyway, I ran a total of 5 miles on Thursday...my all time high.  I took it easy, and jogged a fairly slow jog and finished in 65 minutes.  I was pleased.  My goal had been endurance.  I was pleased that I had been able to keep up a jog for that long.  Again, I have to praise the Lord because just a year ago I couldn't even walk 1 mile.  God is truly good.
Saturday dawned a VERY wet, wet day.  I have never run in the rain, and I was not looking forward to it!  The race was rough...I have never gotten sore running, but I was sore very shortly after the start.  I think it must have been the cold/rain because that has never happened to me before.  I even had to stop and stretch 1/2 way through because I feared cramping.  Regardless, I managed to pull out my best time by 12 seconds, finishing in 39:31.  My goal had been under 40, so I was happy.  I still have a lot of weight to lose, so I'm very pleased with a 13:25minute mile.   On my way to the race, I stopped in for my weekly weigh-in at Weight Watchers. (For those of you who may not have read my story, you can read it here.)   I knew that I was going to be very close to reaching -100lbs, but wasn't sure if I would hit it or not.  But, I did! 
-100.2!!!!  God is so good.  So, in one day, I accomplished 2 major feats, and it is all to His glory and through His might and power.  I praise His name.  I still have a long ways to go in both the fitness and weight area, but I have crossed over into the 100's, and I have run 100% of an official 5k race!!!
Praise the Lord with me!

5 comments:

Charlie said...

God is so good! I am so happy for you. What an accomplished weekend! You are doing fantastic. I don't think that I would like to run in the rain either.

You are such an inspiration.

Vicki King said...

Good job, Donna! I am so glad for you! May the Lord continue to help you accomplish your goals - for His glory.

KathyH said...

Wooo Wooo Wooo!!! You go girl!!!! Praise the Lord for enabling you to accomplish this goal.

You are an inspiration.

Siberia said...

Great job, Donna! The Lord is really blessing your efforts. I'm sure you are feeling so much better all the time, and so pleased with being able to do more things. Keep up the great work!

Tami

Dani Joy said...

This is so motivating! Praise the Lord!

Good bye 100 lbs. Yu should pack a 100 lb bag and see how much visually it is. I did that when we left for the states. It made me never want to put that weight back on ever! Just some more visual motivation.

I am rejoicing with you!

DaniJoy