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CruiseBoundnKY 04-19-2013 05:16 AM

Omg!!!!
 
I will try my best to condense my long story.

August 2012 - I started my journey with a 2K
To date I'm down 41 pounds!!!

I have competed in many 5Ks and ran a 7 miler in March.

I was registered to run my first half in September (still am, but it won't be the first).

When I started my journey i kept saying I wanted to do the Princess in 2013. But I was told by everyone that it was too soon.

Divine intervention happened and just a few weeks before the race, my dh was getting sent to Orlando for the same weekend as the Princess. So I signed up for the 5k portion.

We arrived and went to the expo. I was standing at a booth when dh nudged me and said hey look...it's HER!!! We have always watched Biggest Loser (usually while eating cookies) and he knew who her was. Lol

I quickly followed her and her cameraman to the booth where she would speak. I watched people take pics of her then finally I heard her story. It was so much like mine. I was standing there in tears.

Later that day we walked past her booth. Dh says, you just got to meet her. So I stood in line nervous as could be, worrying what I would say. But when my turn finally came I knew what I would say. I turned my back to dh so he couldn't see the tears in my eyes as I was talking.

I told Ali Vincent that day that I would be back in 2014 to run the half and we giggled as dh took our picture because I told her I was going to spend an insane amount of his money when I did.

Fast forward to last week. Dh gets a bad sinus infection and is snoring like a mule. I pop on Facebook at 4am. Ali had just posted that she was going to run the Diva half in Myrtle Beach and take 5 people with her.

It was 4am and I was bored, so I typed out why I thought she should choose me. A week later I found out that.... SHE DID!!!!

I have stepped up my training to crunch some major miles before next weekend. I had less than 2 weeks to take my training from 7 miles to half marathon level.

I'm so excited and nervous. I received am email last night from Ali. :) This is just unbelievable.

Thanks for letting me share. :)
I will post a race report afterwards.

momof2minnies 04-19-2013 06:25 AM

This is fantastic-wow how cool!!!!!! If this isn't motivation I don't know what is. Keep us posted.

Linda

afnaechiquita 04-19-2013 06:30 AM

Congratulations on your progress and your selection!! You must be so excited!

lmhall2000 04-19-2013 06:32 AM

Now THAT is some major motivation!! YAHOO!!!!!:cool1::cool1::cool1:

CruiseBoundnKY 04-19-2013 05:06 PM

I definitely will keep u up to date. :)


Karen

runsandjumps 04-19-2013 07:53 PM

Congratulations. Remember we will be cheering you on!

2TxAgs 04-19-2013 11:22 PM

Yay, yay, yay, yay!!!!!

Good for you - work hard, take care of yourself, and have a great time!

:yay::yay:

momrek06 04-19-2013 11:30 PM

WOW. AWESOME. FABULOUS.

Good luck and congrats on this wonderful opportunity!!!! :thumbsup2

jillbur 04-20-2013 06:13 PM

Congrats! I hope you have an amazing time and I can't wait to see an update (hopefully with a pic or 2 :))

Elleshoodat 04-21-2013 02:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CruiseBoundnKY (Post 48149087)
I will try my best to condense my long story.

August 2012 - I started my journey with a 2K
To date I'm down 41 pounds!!!

I have competed in many 5Ks and ran a 7 miler in March.

I was registered to run my first half in September (still am, but it won't be the first).

When I started my journey i kept saying I wanted to do the Princess in 2013. But I was told by everyone that it was too soon.

Divine intervention happened and just a few weeks before the race, my dh was getting sent to Orlando for the same weekend as the Princess. So I signed up for the 5k portion.

We arrived and went to the expo. I was standing at a booth when dh nudged me and said hey look...it's HER!!! We have always watched Biggest Loser (usually while eating cookies) and he knew who her was. Lol

I quickly followed her and her cameraman to the booth where she would speak. I watched people take pics of her then finally I heard her story. It was so much like mine. I was standing there in tears.

Later that day we walked past her booth. Dh says, you just got to meet her. So I stood in line nervous as could be, worrying what I would say. But when my turn finally came I knew what I would say. I turned my back to dh so he couldn't see the tears in my eyes as I was talking.

I told Ali Vincent that day that I would be back in 2014 to run the half and we giggled as dh took our picture because I told her I was going to spend an insane amount of his money when I did.

Fast forward to last week. Dh gets a bad sinus infection and is snoring like a mule. I pop on Facebook at 4am. Ali had just posted that she was going to run the Diva half in Myrtle Beach and take 5 people with her.

It was 4am and I was bored, so I typed out why I thought she should choose me. A week later I found out that.... SHE DID!!!!

I have stepped up my training to crunch some major miles before next weekend. I had less than 2 weeks to take my training from 7 miles to half marathon level.

I'm so excited and nervous. I received am email last night from Ali. :) This is just unbelievable.

Thanks for letting me share. :)
I will post a race report afterwards.

What an amazing opportunity. Congratulations and good luck!

Allison 04-21-2013 02:31 PM

How cool.

lisajl 04-21-2013 05:35 PM

Congratulations!! That is amazing!
Please tell me about the 5K at the Half-marathon.
My niece and her family will be running the half marathon and I will be running the 5K. I have never done it before.

ohMom 04-22-2013 04:32 PM

:rockband: THAT ROCKS!!

i*heart*minniemouse 04-22-2013 08:27 PM

Congrats and good luck :yay::yay::yay:

Barb

Terapin 04-22-2013 08:44 PM

That is terrific! Way to go!


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