Sunday, March 6, 2011
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!