Monday, October 26, 2009

I survived!

Not only did I survive the 5k, but I rocked it! I had three goals going into it:

1. I didn't want to die!
2. I didn't want to walk
3. I wanted to finish under 40 minutes.

I was so nervous all day! I don't know why I was nervous, I just was. When the race started there was quite a few people so I had to navigate my way through them all. Just over halfway there was a massive hill that I wasn't expecting! But, I ran right up that darn hill! I did twist my ankle and fall, but I got right back up and kept on running. And then close to the finish my shoe came untied! Soo mad about that, because I always, always double knot my laces, and for some reason I didn't that day! Anyways... I finished the race just under 30 minutes! (like, literally just seconds under 30 minutes) I was very happy about that time! I was expecting to be around 34 or 35 minutes, so yay me! I had such a feeling of accomplishment when I was done, and I am still running on adrenaline! I am going to register for a 10k on November 22nd! My friend that also did the 5k kept commenting how it was "only" 5km, and was no big deal. I had to continually tell her that to me it was a big deal! 6 weeks ago I could run 1 minute, and now I'm running 30 consecutive minutes! I just want to mention how much I love my husband! He has been so amazing for me through all this. He ran the whole race with me, and pushed to stroller. At the end he ran really fast to get ahead of me, and quickly took a picture of my crossing the finish line! I upload it later! Yesterday he even brought me shopping in the states so I could buy a new bra! How many men go bra shopping, seriously! On that was so fun going bra shopping! My boobs have shrunk a lot. I am still nursing, so they will shrink even more when I am done! Normally that would be a bad thing, but in my case, it's awesome! I can almost buy bras from regular stores again! Like La Senza or Victories Secret!!

I hope you all had a great weekend!!


  1. WAY TO GO!!! I almost got a little teary eyed there for a second:) You really have accomplished something big and you deserve to still be floating on adrenaline. And you look amazing, to boot!
    And hooray for smaller boobs, too! My sisters and mom are all pretty well endowed, so I know how it is to not be able to shop at "normal" pretty bra stores. You know what, it might even make your back feel better, too, to have less to carry out front! All super awesome bonuses! (not sure if you had a bad back)
    Again, I am just smiling really big for you right now. You are doing amazing, and I love reading how you're doing :)

  2. Wonderful job!! I'm so excited for you on so many levels. I still remember my first 5K. I was super slow, but I finished and that was what mattered.

    (I'm still super slow, but I still enjoy doing them!)