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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The countdown is on!

Ok, I have less than three days until the 5k. Last night the fiance and I went for one of our last two runs before the BIG DAY. We decided to mark out a 3 mile path and try to complete it (so far we have just been doing 30-40 min. timed jog/runs). So we drove down the road to mark the mileage. 

It seemed soo far when we drove it that I really wasn't sure if it was something I was prepared for. Equipped with our Ipods we started off... The first mile and a half was more difficult b/c of the slight incline,  when I got to the midpoint I stopped for 10 seconds caught my breath and started back.  Jogging the other half of the way was a breeze, since it was all down hill. I just tried to pace myself -even if the pace was somewhat slow. The fiance had finished at least 5 min. before me and turned around to meet me. As soon as we met I got a burst of energy (where the hell did that come from?) And I started sprinting to the "finish line".  I think it surprised the fiance because he had to then sprint to keep up with me. I was really running and when I finally crossed the "line" I was exhausted. But I made it! In about 31 minutes too! 

I am glad we did that, because now it isn't quite as scary to me and I feel prepared to tackle the "beast".

Even though running is a huge pain in the ass... I can happily report that you can see the changes in your body fairly quickly. It was also kind of funny that on last night's Biggest Loser the contestants had to complete a half marathon. Laura even made the same comment that if you want to lose weight, running is the best way to do it. 

So... a half marathon huh? 13 miles right? Well, maybe that will be the next challenge... ; )


  1. excellent job! you'll do great in three days! Oh, you can just google earth to map out your run and measure the distance instead of having to drive it! it's free and cool!

  2. I am so inspired by you (AND by the Biggest Losers!). Their show made me vow to prepare to be ready for a 5k sometime this spring.

    Wishing you a fabulous run tomorrow, I can't wait to hear all about it!!!!!!