June 10, 2013

Mama's Making a Comeback



This weekend marked a milestone in my journey back to my pre-baby weight. I finished my first 5k since I had  <A>!

This may seem like a small feat to some, but it was a big step for me. I successfully completed both my goals; I ran the entire thing under the time I set forth for myself. Beforehand I was really nervous and I mentally prepared myself in case I needed to walk part of the course. I didn't want to be too hard on myself since half the battle is just getting out there and holding myself accountable. But I never stopped running and I am so proud of myself for completing and pushing through until the end. 

I actually came in 57th overall and 3rd for my age group which is a much better overall place than I ever expected. Plus my time was right on par with 5k's I ran before I was a Momma. 

The race itself was a perfect reintroduction to the 5k world. It was a small group running to raise money for childhood cancer. The course was beautiful, through a local park, and it looped around a lake. It was really humid but luckily most of the course was shaded and through woods. I got a much-needed boost right at the last turn when there was sudden but steady perfectly light breeze.




In addition to the run, it was  <A>' s first time at the park. It was wonderful having him and my husband there to cheer for me and it gave me that extra bit of encouragement I needed to push through the finish. My husband's been so encouraging and I can't wait to sign up for another race. Next time I want to make an afternoon out of it and bring a little picnic. I also want to start running races with  <A>  at some point. I take him on my jogs in the neighborhood but it's a lot more work then running solo. Hopefully I can build up the strength and endurance to push him for my next 5k. 



Now I just need to keep up my fitness regime, which is easier said than done. How do you stay motivated to drop the pounds?


Be Blessed,
Brittany

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6 comments:

  1. Way to go girl!!! That is a BIG deal! Congrats!

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    1. Thanks so much Angela. I'm thinking about signing up for another race in 2 weeks hopefully I can keep my streak going!!!

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  2. Way to go! That's awesome. I need to get back into running!

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  3. Thanks so much, I was really happy with my results. It's tough getting back into it but it's so fun (and hard) with the little ones. Maybe Aubrey would enjoy it too!?

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  4. Congrats Brittany! I'm so happy for you!
    ~EG

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  5. That is amazing!! So proud of you. Congrats!! Also, I doubt you need the help, but I would come style an outfit for you anytime. ; )

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