This is my second run….YAY!!
I decided to sign up for The Jingle Bell run in my town.
After my last run, my son, Carl decided he would take up running and I was excited to have someone to share that joy. He of course could out run me further & longer right out of the gate…as he should since he’s young and thin.
Those pictures are terrible…I have zero make up on and my hair is a wreck…ect. But who cares. I was running a race.
Here are our results:
I was 5th from last place….I think somewhere in there.
But I was actually proud of myself because it was the best time I had done …..I use my smart phone during my runs and I had made 11:30 minute miles. give or take…I had not gotten a 12 minute mile the whole time. So I was hoping the results would be under 40 minutes which I made. It wasn’t an accurate system because they just have someone tag you when you go through the finish line…and they record the time….and it was a bit away from the 3 mile marker…I don’t really care….because I made my own personal goal.
I also need to say that I wasn’t feeling well. I really wanted to give up and walk a few times because I was struggling. But I decided I would continue jogging the whole time ..slow & steady…slow & steady. I kept the same pace and finished not walking one time.
as my back pain has progressed ( which is why I wasn’t feeling well) I went to the walk-in clinic Monday morning and found out I have a kidney infection which is what was causing the illness & pain. So I am glad to have that diagnosed & figured out.
Rob took some pictures of us while running:
I look like I am surviving ……:)
Down 86 pounds….still. Hoping to sign up for a race in January again….unless I am booked for surgery.
But I was happy to join my small town in the Jingle Bell run and looking forward to making this an annual event.
Happy holidays to all of you!