Wednesday, August 21, 2013

It's Almost Time.....

                Ok!!  So this year so far has been a crazy year!!  I have maintained my weight between 180-185.  I am happy with that for now but I still want to get lower.  Back in May I had the opportunity to run the Flying Pig Marathon with some great friends!!  Even though my longest run was only 12 miles before the race I am so glad I went out there and did it!!  I ended up getting my second fastest time 5:17.  It would have been faster but I started cramping so bad I could only walk the last few miles.  If it wasn't for Karen, Tammie Peach, and Michelle I would have never made it!!  I am so thankful for them!! 
                Now let me bring you up to date, I have completed my first Half Ironman 70.3 Muncie back in July.  It was awesome!!  I used it as a training day for my big race in August.  I completed my race in 7:36.  I was not even tired when I finished.  I was not even sore the next day!!  Now to me that's amazing!!  I didn't want to over do it and scare myself away from doing a Full Ironman.  My plan was to take it easy and just finish.  I did it!!  Next year I want to do it again and race it!!

      In 4 days I will be stepping up to the starting line of Louisville Ironman 140.6 miles.  Yes!!  I decided back in January I wanted to train for it.  It was my little secret that only a handful of people knew.  Once it started getting closer I started talking more about it to others.  Everybody has been so supportive and excited for me.  It's hard to believe this year I have completed my 6th marathon, a half ironman, 2 century bike rides, 2.4 mile open water swim, and now I am going for a FULL IRONMAN!!  This year has flown by. 
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