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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Operation Weight Loss - Week 23! The Incredible Shrinking Woman (Video Post)

Milestones! Today I hit two milestones and I am literally jumping for joy! This morning when I got on the scale it read 158.8. 158.8! I haven't been in the 150s since 2001- maybe. It has been a long time and I am in better health now then I was back then. Amazing!

Today I also ran my longest run in years. I put on my new running shoes - Nike Air Pegasus, with insoles for support and I took off. I ran the course for the "Skirt Chaser" 5K on Saturday. I can't wait to get my first running skirt and this race celebrates women runners - that run in skirts! It looks like a fun race, especially since at the end there is a block party with food and drinks. Now that is my type of run, what a way to celebrate.

I'm still on the fence about running but I think I will probably do it - and take photos of course. I ran the route this morning and it has a few challenging hills but it was totally manageable, I ran for 35 Minutes straight - 35 minutes! I haven't done that in at least 5 years. I am very proud of my progress so far and look forward to my first race in that same period of time.

To help with my training, I am now the proud owner of a Polar heart rate monitor. It has a pod to attach to my running shoes so I can track my distance. I will try that out and let you know how I like it. I am so excited about this running thing and will keep you posted on my progress.

Two milestones in one day, I am ECSTATIC!!!

10 comments:

Bari said...

You have come so far! Congrats on both of your milestones this week. And you should definitely do the 5k this weekend-you are totally ready!

Awake In Rochester said...

That’s fantastic Renee! Keep up the Great work. Thanks for sharing your accomplishments, and tips with us. I’m on a health kick myself, and you are helping me. I’m on Twitter often, and your tweets are great too. Thanks for sharing.

*Lissa* said...

You just ran for 35 minutes straight?? Out of nowhere? I don't know whether to high-five you or pop you. ;) How about both?

GREAT job!

Ali said...

Wow! That's great! I've been running since January and have only worked up to 2 miles at a time:(

Christie O. said...

WOW!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I love milestones so much because they just fuel that awesome fire! Congrats on so much wonderfulness! Good luck on that run, you WILL KICK BUTT!!!

WebJones said...

WoW!!! I wonder if I saw you jogging around Candler. LOL Congrats on not only that milestone but hitting your mark on the scale too!!!!! I know it feels great.

Keep up the awesome work!

Naomi said...

So exciting- what a great day!

Banteringblonde said...

Your journey has been so amazing to follow - I'm inspired! I can't wait to run with you #racerelax and maybe you'll join us for the Disney Wine and Dine in Oct???

imadramamama said...

RENEE!!! That's amazing! I'm so excited for you! You should totally do the race this weekend...that's awesome!

Congrats on the new decade and the running!

kathy pease said...

CONGRATS you should be so proud of yourself :)

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