Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Trip, 5k Race, and more

Hello All,

I am back from our trip from the Dominican Republic we had an amazing week, we couldn't have asked for better weather, food, drinks, and activities.  Here's a link to the photo album
As for my weight I weighted myself when I got back and I gained 4 pounds.  I'm still not a hundred percent on food but I'm back  on track with the gym.  We got home Thursday night and I worked out Friday,  Ran a 5km race on Saturday, Played Volleyball on Monday and worked out today.   

I felt so good about my 5km Race!  I ran/walked it in 50 mins.  I ran it three years ago at 54 mins.  I can remember running/walking it the first time and it felt like it would never end.  But this weekend I felt lighter and found it much easier!   It also helps to have your boyfriend and friends cheering you along the way.   I know one of my goals was to complete a 10km in an hour.  But I think I am really going to focus on the 5km and improve my time.  I have decided to run the Army Race in September and my goal is to complete it in 40 mins.     

Here is a picture of me after completing the 5K


Here is a few things I have tried for the first time in the past few weeks.

1. Swam in the Atlantic Ocean
2. Ate Cow intestine ( I found that after of course and I won't be trying it again)
3. Tried Golf and loved it!
4. Went Dune Bugging
5. Shot an Air Gun/Pellet Gun
6. Tried Sugar Cane and of course I liked it!
7. Went to a new country (Dom Rep) 
8. Bartered for the first time and was pretty good at it... but found it a bit annoying

and that's all I can remember but I think that a pretty good list!   It's made me realize I enjoy trying new things even if makes me nervous at first.  I enjoy testing/challenging myself it makes me feel empowered. 

Last thing

When I went to Mexico two year ago I was barely able to put the the seat belt on even after I had lost 30 pounds.   Here is how the seat belt fits now..

I have a couple inches to spare! 


1 comment:

  1. I proud of you.....

    On June 1,2012 Richard and I want to change some of our habits

    Richard and I want to lose 25lbs by my birthday....we have 6 weeks which averages 6 lbs a month or 1.5 a week....sounds easy when I put on paper..... maybe we can encourage each other???MQ