Wednesday, March 28, 2012

I'm in 1st place!!!

For now anyway!  I hope I can keep my place in my gym's weight loss contest!  First place gets 3 months paid membership!  Seeing as how I'm totally broke - 3 months would be a total blessing!  When I weighed in today, the gym owner was really impressed!  I've lost 11 pounds since the challenge started!  I guess everyone else is in the 1 - 3 lb range!  How exciting!  One more month - I'm going to keep my nose to the grindstone!

This morning I took my son for his first dental cleaning - I was so worried he would freak out, but he did GREAT!  I am SO proud of him!  No cavities!  Great job Colin!!  Hubby had a half day of work today so he stayed with the baby while I took Colin to the dentist.  It was kind of nice to have a little Mommy/Colin time!

I decided to leave Pete with the kids again and do my run early!  Today I did week 4 day 1 of the couch to 5k program.  HOLY COW was that hard!  I'm really proud of myself!  I wanted to quit so bad in the last 5 minutes but I REFUSED!  I LOVE the way I feel after a run!  Not just the physiological feeling - but the psychological feeling!  It feels SO good!  I still can't believe I'm able to run 5 minutes at a time!  I can jog for an hour with no problem too!  I'm SO excited for my race on Sunday!  I might do it slowly - but I will finish!  I am going to have a hard time sleeping on Saturday night!!

I went to the chiropractor today to get adjusted.  I had been having some hip and heel problems when I first started running.  My hip is AWESOME now!  I don't feel any pain in it at all!  My heels still hurt a little bit, but nothing a little stretching doesn't help!  The chiropractor was impressed at how quickly I've healed!  I am just SO excited about how much healthier I am now!  Ok - now I'm just babbling!  I think I may still be on a bit of a runner's high! HAHA

Today was my last run until the race.  I'm going to do my weight training tomorrow (upper body only).  Then I'm taking Friday and Saturday off so I can be rested for my 5k!  I can't wait!  Oh - and I have decided to sign my son up for a kid's race - it's called the Awesome 3000.  They have it every year - it's a 300 meter race for his age group.  He will get a T shirt, a medal, and a free book - along with a pancake breakfast.  I just think it would be great to introduce him to running now so he never ends up in the condition I was in!  I think he is really going to have a great time!  Oh and I have to run WITH him!  I have a feeling it's going to be the hardest run ever!  HAHAHA

Thanks for reading!  Have a wonderful night! -Monica


  1. Woo hoo! Congrats on your first place standing!

  2. What a FUN challenge to have at your gym! I wish my gym had something similar! CONGRATS!

    I have feet issues and I think that's one thing that is holding me back from doing more jogging/running. I really need to get it checked out with all the cardio I'm doing and, besides, I NEED/WANT healthy feet!

    1. I get plantar fasciitis easily... I've had achilles tendinitis a few times too - it is NOT fun! I'd recommend seeing a podiatrist. I had to wear a walking cast when I first injured my feet! He gave me some custom orthotics which I put in all of my shoes and I also have these two boots that I wear to bed - they put a constant gentle stretch on the ligaments in your feet. Luckily I went to the chiropractor before it got too bad - he was able to help me! I hope you get the right support for your feet! NOBODY wants an injury to hold them back!!