Also, today on my TimeHop was a photo of me before I did the Monroe Half last year. I had just gotten those clothes from Eddie Bauer to review, and I loved them. So today, when I was getting ready for my run, I decided to wear the same clothes. I was excited to see just how much roomier they are! Here is a comparison from a year ago and today:
Running tights are running tights, and they'll always look tight. But the shirt and jacket were very form-fitting last year, and now they are both baggy. I remember loving the zippered pockets on the jacket, because I could easily carry my phone with me during runs and not have to wear a belt. I didn't have any trouble with the phone bouncing around, because it was snug against my body. Today, however, the phone was bouncing all over the place! I'll consider that a win ;) It feels really good to be back here, where I feel really good about my body!
Here are a few stories to motivate you this Monday. Enjoy!
Christina recently hit two major milestones: running a mile without any walk breaks, and completing her first 5K race! She started incorporating running intervals into her walks earlier this year, but wasn't following a specific schedule, so she wasn't seeing much progress. She decided to sign up for a 5K, and in mid-September, was able to run a whole mile without stopping! Her 5K was on October 31, and she and her husband ran/walked it together (with kids in strollers!). They had a great time, and she already signed up for another 5K next weekend. (Christina blogs at Love Yourself Healthy)
Amy completed her first half-marathon! She did the Gobbler Grind in Kansas City, and crushed her goal of finishing under three hours, crossing the finish line in 2:26:27. She even wore a shirt that said "My First Half" on it--a great idea! You'd be surprised how many people encourage you when they realize it's your first.
Julie's new year's resolution was to "be brave", and it's been her mantra all year. Last weekend was a huge test, and she nailed it--she got on a plane for the first time in 10 years, and ran her first half-marathon in a city she'd never been to! She trained hard for it, but actually going there and doing it was crazy for her. Julie reached a peak weight in December 2012, and is now down 80 pounds!
Congratulations on all of your hard work, ladies!! Keep it up :)