Reflections of a Mom's Life

Monday, October 27, 2008

Saturday marked 12 weeks

haven't updated in a while about my running.

it's going very well. saturday marked 12 weeks of consistent exercise. i've lost 11 pounds since i started this journey (35 pounds since i had Addison). i need to take my inches again. i'm sure i would be encouraged. my mommom was noticed the difference and that was exciting. i saw her last when Addison was 1 month old. she took me to get a couple of things and i was able to buy my pants another size smaller. there is always a thrill in that! :)

still loving running. i'm up to 3 miles. ran 3 this morning! :)

got myself some "new" running clothes. got ear muffs and gloves to keep me warm in this cold weather. makes me feel a little more like a runner. :) now i need to get new shoes. mine are not exactly what i need and as i'm running longer i'm realizing that more and more. have found one i'm interested in. hope to get to a store this week and narrow down my search AND make a decision.

going to run in a 5K on Nov. 8th with my friend Jen. she's been so sweet to encourage me and invite me to run in her neighborhood race. i can't believe that i'm going to do that and that it's actually achievable for me. it never has been before in my life.

it's weird to think i can run for a whole 35 minutes. it's weird to think when i've been going out to run that i'm running 3 miles in distance. i get so excited about it!

sometimes i think anthony and my family are in shock. this has NEVER been me. they're proud of me though and it's amazing what that encouragement can do for you. katy's a HUGE supporter and many other friends have been so kind to show interest in my running. i want you to know how much it means to me. i really appreciate all of you!


Heather said...

that's AWESOME beth! you know how proud i am of you:)! you are gonna be running a marathon before you know it-and i can't wait to hear how the 5k goes! smaller pants is always a plus too:)

Janet said...

That is just SO wonderful Beth! The wonderful thing is that we can always 'reinvent' ourselves and now you are known as a runner. How cool is that?!

Sherri said...

Congratulations! You've accomplished so much.
I'd like to run the 5K also - but if I do, I can't tell my orthopedic doc who thinks my running days are over. Never give up! :)

Vonda said...

Wish I could be there to run the 5k with you girl. I too am so proud of you and hey going down another dress size is FABULOUS! And on that note, I'm gonna go out and run...I'm all ready but I'm kinda enjoying reading your blog. ;)

The Wise Family said...

Bennett likes to go to "running shoe boutiques" for his shoes. He gets to try each pair out on a treadmill, get sized up, get the full treatment. He's just a boutique kinda guy really. Anyway, a good pair of shoes is key, good luck!

Kim said...

I am so impressed with you! I am really hoping that some of your running energy is going to spread about a thousand miles and rub off on me. I really need to find that motivation. I still have five pounds from Hannah and she's two! Congrats to you!!

Linda Williams said...

Oh Beth, I am so proud of you. You are being so smart to work on this now instead of waiting til you are older. This is really something to be proud of yourself! To have a goal and reach it and to see results, and to stick in there til you do see results.......You go girl!

Love you,
Mimi and Papa

Katy said...

Beth you KNOW how proud I am of you! it's been so wonderful to see you devote yourself to giving YOU this time to focus on YOU. You have worked so hard and are doing it the right way!!! Your 5K is going to be AWESOME - I just wish I was going to be there to see it!!! (by the way, shamrock prices go up should sign up!!!)