November 18, 2013

Motivational Monday #41

Happy Motivational Monday! I was afraid I wasn't going to be able to post this today, because we lost power last night and it wasn't expected to be back on until midnight tonight. Thankfully, it was restored at around 3:00 in the afternoon, so I was able to put this together.

I've had a really great week as far as my eating goes, so I'm proud of myself for getting on track. I'm also proud that I managed to avoid those cookies my mom brought over for Jerry to take to work! Putting them in his car helped me to forget about them.

I hope everyone else has had a great week!

Brittney just completed her first indoor triathlon! She didn't have a time goal, and was just hoping to finish; but she ended up placing second place in her age group! She's been fighting the scale all year, and isn't where she'd like to be, but she is very proud that she's continued training and working hard. (Brittney's blog)

Cheri ran her first 10K this weekend! She says she wasn't very prepared for it, due to an injured wrist (in a cast) and later, strep throat. She decided to go for it at her race anyway, and ran 6.2 miles in the rain, with a cast on her wrist! She even ran faster than her goal pace, and was thrilled with her finish time of 1:32:25.

Desiree just reached her one-year fitness anniversary! She's lost 56 pounds over the last year, and is very proud of her progress. She posted a recap (in photos) of the past year on her blog.

Elizabeth ran her second half-marathon, and finished with a PR of 2:22:32! Elizabeth has lost over 150 pounds since she started her journey, and her friend, Diane, has lost 30. Diane just finished her first 8K! You can read Elizabeth's race report on her blog, and Diane's race report on her blog

Ivayla, in the Santa hat, just PR'ed her 5K time by two minutes, finishing in 31:31! She said the best part of the race was afterward, when a man came up to her and said, "The whole time, I was trying to catch up to you, but couldn't. You were too fast!" (Ivayla's blog)

Jamie just reached the big 20-pounds-lost milestone! She started Weight Watchers in September, and she registered for a 5K in January. She's excited to crush her 5K on January 1st!

Julie just completed her final race of the year, The Color Run. In January of this year, she couldn't even run for five full minutes. Since then, she's run five 5K's, one 10K, and two half-marathons! For this Color Run, she ran with a friend who was just starting out as a runner. Julie's first race was also The Color Run, and she struggled in the way that most beginners do; now she's happy and proud to call herself a runner!

Linda ran her first marathon on Saturday, the Richmond Marathon! She started running three years ago, vowing to run one 5K and be done with it. She fell in love with running, lost 50 pounds, and just completed her first marathon in 5:42:53!

Make sure you check out the Motivational Monday Facebook post for more stories!


  1. Thanks for including me! I loved reading about all the other races. Linda-I was at the Richmond Marathon also. I did the half. :) Great job on running the marathon! Maybe one day I'll tackle it, but I'm not there yet.

    1. The rain almost scared me off! So happy that it stopped! I felt bad for the 8k racers, though! I know they got drenched!

  2. Thanks for adding my post, Katie! Great job everyone!!!!!

  3. Wow, you are all awesome! Way to go everyone!

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  5. thank you for including me in your post! :-) you are an inspiration to me

  6. Congrats to everyone's successes!


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