Last night I dyed my hair and painted my nails for the festivities.
My hair didn't turn out quite how I wanted, but there was still pink in it, so it's cool :)
I begrudgingly rolled out of bed at 6:15 on a sunday morning, didn't have enough time to get my morning coffee, and drove downtown to see if I could find some parking. Met up with my bestie Catherine who was walking in celebration of her Grandma who is a survivor of breast cancer. Starting to wake up a bit more....
Begin the festivities of free stuff! We wandered and managed to get all kinds of good loots! I got a new pedometer, a water bottle, some SWEET sunglasses, one of those antennae headbands, lots of pens, breakfast from Wildflower Bread Company (along with a banana), and some other random goodies.
Took a few photos with Catherine as we waited for the race to start.
Had Catherine take a picture of my awesome Breast Cancer New Balance workout shirt! (can't really see it all that well....)
And then, it was finally time! Got all snuggly with a bunch of other strangers clad in pink at the starting line!
Had a lovely walk with Catherine, tracked the walk with my phone app Endomondo (really cool when you use it for distance tracking), and drank a tooooooooooooon of water. There were cheerleaders, and supporters along the way cheering us on. It was a ton of fun! After about 2.2ish miles, my feet were feeling it! But we were almost done! And then we turn a corner and what do I seeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee???
Yay we did it! We took our "finish line" picture and then crossed holding hands up in the air because WE DID IT!
Man was I sore. Kinda tired, but the super hard wave of sleepies hit me after I went home with my treat to myself for doing a 5k! A footlong double meat turkey with tons of veggies and no sauce! :)
Time to add my $1 to the jar for working out! But I had this great idea!!! $5 for a 5k :) I'm all to willing to donate $5 to my working out fund for such an accomplishment that I never thought I would achieve.
And now, I'm in my kitchen making fajitas because I just have a hankerin' for some Mexican food! I'm super proud of myself that I finished a 5k even if it was a walk. It was a moving experience to walk with all those that have friends and family members affected by the cancer. I plan to make it one of my goals to make it every year.
The one thing I learned is that I am NOT ready for my Run For Your Life 5k that's going down in 3 weeks. O.o
What to do about it?!?! Well, I just happened to sign up for another Dietbet that starts tomorrow night. The entry fee is $30 and the pot keeps getting bigger and bigger!!! I have a good feeling about this one. I will make the next 3 weeks the hardest I've trained in a long time to prove to myself that I can do it. I can make that difference in my life even if I lost track and drifted due to life getting in the way. This 5k was a great kickoff to me getting back on track now that I'm almost done with school. I'll have a lot more time to dedicate to me. <3>3>
Starting the Dietbet off at 201.8lbs. This is the heaviest I've ever been and instead of being down about it, I'm excited to make that change again. So here's to picking it back up and here's to motivation!