Happy Motivational Monday! This week was a GREAT one for me, considering I hit my goal weight on Wednesday :) I also ran a 5K on Thursday (giving my best effort), which was a fun way to kick off my first week of 10K training. All-in-all, it's been an awesome week for me. I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving!
Here are a few Motivational Monday stories for you to start off the week:
Amanda recently registered for an 8K Turkey Trot--a new distance for her. In choosing between the 5K and 8K, she figured it wouldn't hurt to burn a few hundred extra calories for Thanksgiving dinner ;) She did amazing, finishing in 52:26! It started to rain with just about a mile to go, but she still had a blast running the race.
Lucy said that in July, she was "done being fat". She started tracking her calories on My Fitness Pal, and has since lost 36 pounds! She also started the Couch to 5K program, and ran her first 5K on Labor Day weekend, finishing in 42:02. On Thanksgiving, she ran her second 5K, and PR'ed with a finish time of 38:56! (Lucy blogs at Losing Anonymously)
Julie became injured after running six half-marathons in eight weeks. She ran through the injury until she couldn't anymore, and then she just quit racing. Her track club sponsors a Turkey Trot each year, and for the past several years, she's paid for a registration but hasn't gone. This year, she decided she was going to run it--and she finished the 5-Mile race in 42:19! After the death of her husband a couple of years ago, Julie also struggled with binge eating and her weight. She is proud to say that she is on a current binge-free streak of 316 days and nearly back to her goal weight!
A huge congratulations ladies! Keep up the great work!
Also, and this is random... I just noticed that the Garmin Forerunner 620 (the watch I have and love) is on sale for $249 (including heart rate monitor) for today only. Including free shipping! If you've ever been thinking of getting one, you won't see it cheaper than that. I paid $450 for mine two years ago.