Tuesday, July 29, 2014

How Many Miles?

I have decided to join in a group that has given me motivation to set a mini goal for myself for the month of August. I have seen where other runners have also set goals for each month they run and well I wanted to do the same. I am starting on Friday and I can't wait to hit the pavement and go. Even if it's to just walk the dog or enjoy a nice walk with Olivia. I have set my mini goal for the month of August to 60 miles. I don't think that will be hard to do especially since I need to start really working out and start running if I want to run in this Princess Half Marathon. I need to start to train too since I have that 5k to run on September 6th for the Color Me Rad in Wilmington, NC as well so this needs to happen. I will try my hardest to do and I can't make any promises that I will make it but giving it my all is what I'm going to do!

How about you? Do you have any mini goals you set?

Monday, July 28, 2014


I swear if it's not one thing it's another thing with me. I went to the campground camping and ended up getting sick and they thought they would have to hospitalize me last week. That wasn't much fun at all but needless to say I'm doing much better. They gave me steroids to take which make me extremely moody and emotional and so I have been kind of staying away from most people because of that very reason. Also they put me on spiriva to try to see if that would help with the severe wheezing that I have been having on top of my regular inhaler that I use daily. I finally did the Spiriva today and within an hour of taking it, my lungs were nice and clear and I could take in a nice deep breath without hearing the wheezing sound. I haven't had any shortness of breath either which is the first in a long time too. So I'm wondering if adding that onto my daily routine of asthma treatments for a while will help me with being able to breath while running? I'm going to talk with my doctor when I go back in for my check up in August and see if it's something he would suggest I stay on. If so that would be wonderful to continue to stay on and be able to breath while running.

The air has turned a little cooler today and honestly it's a bit chilly out. I want to go curl up in some pjs but I only brought some shorts with me. Oh well, it will be ok. I might even wake up early in the morning, do the spiriva again and my daily medicines and see about going for a little light jog and see how I feel. If I do well on that then I know that is the thing for me. But right now I just want to go to bed. I just finished my homework for the week and I'm exhausted. Looks like it's an early bedtime for me the next few nights.

Good night!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Weight Loss

I am so happy that I am still on a weight loss kick and I have lost a total of almost 40 lbs since last June and that means a lot to me. It might have taken over a year to do this but I wasn't serious for a while but now it's all good. I am now officially under 260 pounds and I feel awesome. 

I may say that I have to figure out where I will need to stay when we go stay for the Princess Half Marathon and I am trying to talk to Jason into getting Annual Passes for our trip in September so that when we go in February we won't have to pay for our tickets to get into the parks and being able to park hop. Then we can get a discount on our rooms and we can get the dining plan too which would be great too so it will be just perfect for our little family. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

It's Official!!!!! I'm Registered!!!!

Registration is now OPEN for the Princess Half Marathon Weekend and who is in? I know that I am! It's official! I'm now registered for the Princess Half Marathon on February 22, 2015 and I can't wait to run it! I have many friends who are running it and some of them I have never met except online but that's the fun about social media is that you can get to do this and meet people! Who would have thunk that I would be open to running a half marathon with having asthma and all that? But I am going to look into getting a better control on my asthma now that I am going to be running and I need to learn to breath while running a lot better. I need to still go pick up my shoes from the running store but we haven't had the time to go up to Durham to get. Between school and mini vacations and getting ready to move it's been difficult to get up there. Oh well, I need to get up there soon and get them! Way before we move or go on vacation so that I can start really cracking down on training!

While I registered I also went ahead and got a Commemorative Pin for the Half Marathon which is a just like a pin that you would trade but this is something that I would not trade. I plan on keeping it!

I'm beyond excited about this opportunity and I'm so happy that I have made this decision to start running and start training and start losing weight. One of the things that I have been wanting to do is to have a baby and in order for us to have a baby is to lose the weight for me to have surgery and so this is a big deal for me to do this. I plan on signing up for a 10k in the Outer Banks in November to get a better corral placement. :) We shall see if I do! :)

Who else is signing up? Better hurry up since they are filling up fast!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Almost Healed...But it's almost time to sign up!!!

My back is almost back to normal! Yay! That's a relief too! But did you know that it's almost time to sign up for the Princess Half Marathon?!!! Yep! The sign up date is coming up very quickly and I am getting more and more excited about it! I can't contain my excitement!

I have in the past kind of let my excitement get in the way of how I let my performance get the best of me but this year I have decided to start up early and run no matter what. I have been reading other blogs and reading about the Princess Half Marathon and saying how it is very Walker Friendly so that makes me feel a lot better. I have however entered to try to win a spot to go to the Nike Women's Half Marathon in San Francisco on October 19, 2014 but if I don't get into that then I will sign up for a half marathon in Myrtle Beach and run/walk that. I mean who wouldn't want to run/walk at the beach? I know I would! And then I am going to sign up for a 10K at the Outer Banks in November to hopefully get a better corral for the PHM. I don't want to be in the last corral because I want to be able to stop and take pictures so with that said the training needs to start happening soon. I feel like with this move coming on it will never happen but it has to. Even if it means while at Disney World in September, me having to train there I will! I mean what a better place to train at than the very place I will be running at in February! Talk about motivation there!!!

While we are at Disney I am going to be checking out BLT and even the Yacht Club because well I can. I want to really stay at Bay Lake Tower in February because it has access to the Monorail and well who doesn't want access to the monorail instead of a bus at 4am? This chick that's who!

Weight wise I am down another couple of pounds which makes me very happy and I can tell my clothes are fitting nicely now. I have even started to find clothes that haven't been able to fit in years fitting. So that is a nice plus to this weight loss. We are heading to the lake for a few days with the family to go camping so if I do happen to post anything I will try to post something that is relaxing looking!