I got some crazy awesome news yesterday! I was selected in the lottery for the Medtronic TC 10 Mile race on October 2nd. I am so excited. This is going to be a great next step for me in my running journey. I really wanted to get in to this particular race, it's a big one around here and the whole weekend is cool because it all leads up to the TC Marathon. I am sure there will be inspiring and amazing people every where I look that day - I can't wait! I had already started amping up my mileage in anticipation of running a 10 mile this fall - but now it is time to get serious. I am also planning to run a half marathon at the end of October so this 10 mile will be a great test for that race! The best news of all is that not only did I get in but so did many of my close friends - it will be so great to be at the start with familiar faces!
I went for a great early morning run today with Alexa and Jen. It was really humid and muggy this morning. We took it slow and hammered out 7.1 miles doing some 5:1s and I feel great. We ran Lake Harriet and Lake Calhoun today - despite the heat it was a popular place this morning! It is really fun to know that I live in an area that fitness and health are such a priority to people - and I am finally one of them! The skies let loose on my way home, so we finished our run with perfect timing!
|Alexa, Jen and I after our run this morning!|
I am happy to say that my weight has stayed relatively the same - I have gained a little and lost a little over the last few weeks - but that is exactly what maintenance should be about, right? I really love that I am not stressed over the scale anymore - it's more about the feeling I have each day. I am still aware of the scale because I continue to go to Weight Watchers Meetings but I am not obsessed with it - and that is a feeling I relish. It took me a long time to get here and I hope its not hard to stay here.
I have a few blog post ideas brewing in my head and have notes jotted down in my new trusty "blog ideas" notebook. I am going to unplug for a few days while I am with my family but I intend on coming back from vacation ready to blog and continue to invest in my healthiness.
Have a great, happy and healthy weekend my friends!