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Old 10-05-2010, 05:53 AM   #151
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I just ran across your thread. Great motivation for me. Keep up the great work.
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:55 AM   #152
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Thank you for sharing your race report. Sounds like a wonderful, moving experience.
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Old 10-05-2010, 12:20 PM   #153
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I just ran across your thread. Great motivation for me. Keep up the great work.
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:51 AM   #154
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Wow. What an emotional race! I'm teary eyed just reading about your experience. Congrats to you!
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:29 PM   #155
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Wow. What an emotional race! I'm teary eyed just reading about your experience. Congrats to you!
thanks carissa. I know it was quite emotional.
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Old 10-16-2010, 07:45 PM   #156
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Race Update:

I completed my first 5.3 mile race today. This is the longest race I have participated in so far. It was a lot of fun.

It was the women's classic....supporting womens cancers. Only women can participate.

I ran this with my friend Ashley. Here we are waiting for the race to start.



The 5 mile race started first at 940am. It was a sunny day but cool and windy. I was freezing waiting to start but once we got going I warmed up quickly.

Here we are walking to the start


We somehow started in the front. We didnt plan it I guess we just werent really thinking. There were 350 participants and once we started it felt like all 348 of them were passing us.

We completed our first mile in 10:30 which is pretty fast for me but apparently still slow compared to everyone else. Ashley usually keeps a 10min pace for a 5K but since she has not run further than 3 miles she decided to hang back with me so that I can motivate her to keep going. Gotta love the girl she made me feel good for the day.

The first half of the run was pretty flat. Here we were approaching the 2.5 mile mark.



My parent and Ashley's husband were standing there to cheer us on which surprised us. It was a good motivation to keep on going. There was a paramedic cart there and I wondered why. Later my mom said a lady fell right before we got there. Poor thing.

The rest of the race was pretty boring. Not many supporters or music. There were 2 teenage boys during mile 4 standing and dancing on a picnic table cheering for us. It was quite funny and they were so cute I wanted to stop and give them a hug.

At the end of mile 4 there were 3 big hills kind of like an up down up down up down pattern. The downs were great but the ups were quite a killer. The first one I stopped to walk and at one point thought I would have to use my hands to crawl up it...it was so steep. The second and third we ran up. I was glad they came at the end because I think it would have really wiped me out in the beginning mentally.

Here we are completing mile 5 and rounding the corner to head to the finish.



We are still smiling!!!!!!

We started sprinting and then after a min or so I realized we still had a ways to go. i guess I thought .3 wasnt that far. I slowed down a bit because I could feel myself getting really out of breath. Ashley started to get ahead but noticed I was falling behind. She slowed down for me to catch her and we crossed the finish line together.

We completed it in 1 hour 2 min and 8 sec. a 11:57pace.
as we crossed we gave each other a high five. As we were walking away a reporter came over and asked our names and where we were from. I wonder if we will be in the paper tomorrow.

The post race food was good. We got a pink ribbon bagel from panera bread, pears, pretzels, and red robin gave out baked potatoe soup.

It was a great race and a great accomplishment. 13.1 miles here I come.
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Old 10-16-2010, 08:11 PM   #157
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AWESOME job Lindsay!! I am super proud of you! You are so going to rock the Princess, I just know it!!

Keep up the good work, you are doing great!
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Old 10-17-2010, 06:58 AM   #158
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WOW Lindsay there really are no words for that experience- I would have been a blubbering idiot through the whole thing.



You are looking great by the way- great job!


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Old 10-17-2010, 08:01 PM   #159
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AWESOME job Lindsay!! I am super proud of you! You are so going to rock the Princess, I just know it!!

Keep up the good work, you are doing great!
Thanks veronica. I need to get the link for the october boards seeing you on here just reminded me I havent made my way over and its past the middle of oct.

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WOW Lindsay there really are no words for that experience- I would have been a blubbering idiot through the whole thing.



You are looking great by the way- great job!


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Thanks linda. Yes it was hard to keep the eyes dry but it was just such an amazing experience. One I will remember forever. Thanks for the compliment.
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:32 PM   #160
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It has been so long since I have posted in my journal. I am still working hard at my goal. The princess half marathon is only 3 weeks away. I leave for disney in 2 weeks and 4 days. I am so excited I cant hardly take it anymore. I wish I could leave tomorrow.

My weight loss has been somewhat stagnant the past few months. I am stuck around 180. I go up a few down a few. I am doing pretty well with my eating although I have had some cheat days more often than I would like. I think since I have started running for longer time frames it is messing my my metabolism.

So I know I am not even close to my weight loss goal but I am still very close to my half marathon completion goal.

Today I ran 10 miles. It is the farthest I have ever gone and I feel very good about it. I am a tad sore but not bad at all. I feel very strong and very ready for the princess.

I am making a promise to update my journal more and do my monthly pictures again. Even if I do look the same in each one.

I will post a new pic in the next week or 2 of my outift for the princess. I am still deciding on what to wear for sure.
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Old 02-08-2011, 12:46 PM   #161
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Hi Lindsay,

Good to see you back to your journal. It's funny, I remember your journal was one of the first I read when I came to the WISH board. It helped to inspire me to write mine and to commit to doing a half marathon. I just finished it at Disney in January. Good luck with the Princess 1/2. I'm sure it will be a ton of fun and I hope you will come back and tell us all about it!
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:36 PM   #162
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Can't wait to see your outfit!
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Good to see you back to your journal. It's funny, I remember your journal was one of the first I read when I came to the WISH board. It helped to inspire me to write mine and to commit to doing a half marathon. I just finished it at Disney in January. Good luck with the Princess 1/2. I'm sure it will be a ton of fun and I hope you will come back and tell us all about it!
thanks for those kind words....I honestly thought no one even noticed that I havent posted didnt realize I had some followers. Congrats on doing your half marathon. That is such a great accomplishment. I am getting so excited for mine. I promise I will post about it. I most likely will do a TR when I return.

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Can't wait to see your outfit!
Its nothing super spectacular but I am going to run in it later to see how it feels so I think I will snap a picture and post it later too.

thanks for reading and commenting ladies.
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:51 PM   #164
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I do have 2 more weeks left before my goal date but here is a before and after. I am assuming not much will change in 2 weeks but if it does I will post another pic before I leave for disney.


The day I started a healthier me: 4-21-10 starting weight 215lbs.



Just about 10 months later my current weight 181.8. Total loss= 33.2lbs

This is also the outfit that I am planning on wearing to run the princess. Nothing fancy but my shirt does say princess with a tiara in rhinestones. I may be changing my shirt and getting a black tank in the running/moisture wicking material. The princess shirt is cotton and I am not sure how comfy it will be. I also may see what I can find at the expo.
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:36 AM   #165
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It's so great to see the pics side by side!! You look awesome!! You can see such a difference all over, face, arms, legs, belly. You look so fit and fabulous!!!

You are at my first big goal weight of 181!! When I hit 181 I will only be overweight, not obese!!!

It's sooooo close now!!! Can't wait to meet you there!!!
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