On the podcast, I discuss the effect of Mark's illness/death on my weight maintenance, how maintenance has been going in general, and things I've learned throughout, as well as the From Fat to Finish Line documentary in the works. I felt super comfortable during this interview, so I hope you enjoy listening :) Here is the link--I'm Half Size Me episode 126.
In the interview, I mention the trailer of the documentary, and how I can't even watch it without crying. I've posted it here once before, but it's very fitting for Motivational Monday, so I'll share it here again:
Even I get inspired watching that, and I'm in it! Hahaha
Anyway, what have you all done this week to make you feel proud?
Amy just ran her first 10K on the fourth of July! She was very nervous leading up to the race--she'd lost 30 pounds, but still has about 130 pounds to lose, and wasn't as consistent as she would have liked to have been in her training. But, at the world's largest 10K (the Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta), she found the crowds energizing enough to make her go for it. Her goal was to finish under two hours, and she finished in 1:47:01!
She mentioned something special about the last part of the race that she wanted to share: "We had walked to a Jason's Deli along the race course for lunch after the race. As we were finishing up, we noticed people eating outside start to stand, cheer, and shout. The entire parade route was giving the final race participant a roaring standing ovation. We rushed outside to cheer her on and several of us (myself included) were in tears. She had a police escort on motorcycles and looked truly done-- but she finished!"
Jenna is thrilled to announce that she is finally within a healthy weight range! She started at 211 pounds, and just recently weighed in a 145. Her journey was long and very tough, however--she actually spent 6 months at 150 pounds, just 5 pounds away from a healthy weight for her height! She said that the plateau was actually where she learned the most about herself, nutrition, and living an active lifestyle. She wouldn't accept a "failure" when she was so close to the end, so she pushed on out of sheer determination, and got past her plateau. She still plans to lose a little more to get to her personal goal, but she is very proud to be in her healthy weight range now! (Jenna's blog)
Remember when I met Yvette at by chance at a grocery store? Well, she'd mentioned that she was going to be in Woman's World soon, and her issue is out right now! It's the July 14th issue, for sale July 3rd-9th.
As always, you can check out more stories on the Motivational Monday Facebook post.
Like I mentioned yesterday, I'm doing 5 Days of Giveaways right now, to share some of the love (i.e. cool running stuff!) that I received at the Runner's World Half & Festival last month. Yesterday, I posted the New Balance shoes. Today, we'll stick with the "feet" theme, and I'll give away some awesome socks!
With the Hat Trick registration, runners were given a pair of Balega socks (along with a hat and race shirts). I fell in love with the socks, and wrote Balega to say thank you. They sent me a couple more pairs, along with two pairs to give away to one of you! These socks are so comfy that I've been wearing them just as fast as I can wash them. I've never been a brand snob when it comes to socks, but these ones may have changed my mind ;) So anyway, I have two pairs to give away, in a size medium (women's shoe size 8.5-10.5).
To enter the giveaway for both pairs of socks, just fill out the form below with your name and email address (so I can contact you if you win). I'll randomly select a winner on July 14th at 9:00 AM EST. I'm so sorry, but because the shipping costs more than
my car the socks themselves, I have to restrict this to U.S. residents only. Good luck!