Wednesday, December 31, 2008

And it starts!

I started it. Tonight. And I was SO proud of myself!

I ran 2 miles. I did it in 22 minutes and 30 seconds.

Is that a long time?? Yes. Will it get shorter?? Yes!

In March I am supposed to run a HALF marathon!

Am I worried?? Yeah. But I believe I can do it. A couple miles at a time!

I'll do it again tomorrow too! Woo hoo! I am going to run Monday-Saturday. Saturday will be my LONG runs. Yikes! Sunday will be my day of REST. Because He KNOWS I'm going to need one!

Also I have lost 17 of the 20 pounds I wanted to lose! YES! My new goal is 20 more! I am hoping that with all the training I can make that happen!

So is this one of my New Year Resolutions?...sure. But more of just something I really, really want to accomplish for ME! And Money. I need to SAVE, SAVE, SAVE.

I will check in every once in a while with posts that have updates! I KNOW you are excited!

23 comments:

angi_b72 said...

good for you!!! I am not that motivated!!

Kori said...

Way to go! I am so preoud of you for just taking the initiative. Wonderful! You just go on Girl with your bad running, weight losing self.

Elaine Bittencourt said...

Just the kinda girl that I needed to be my friend and neighbour! =) I admire your motivation, I don't have that!
I hope all goes well with Mr. S in January!
Have a great New Year's Mrs. S! ;) And I will let you know about Benjamin Button as soon as I see it.
HUGS!

AndreaLeigh said...

i am so impressed! go you!

nikkicrumpet said...

YAY you...I'm so in awe of your energy and dedication. I wish I had that much self control and ambition! I hope you're taking pictures of yourself so you can see the progress as you firm up and get more fit!

Kelsey said...

That's awesome! Your time is not slow AT all for 2 miles.
Congrats on your success!

Mamarazzi said...

woooo hooo yay for you!!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

YAY YOU!!!!

That is awesome!! 17 pounds is great!!!

I wish I could run...I have bad knees especially the left from running track in school.

Keep it up!!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

You go girl

I hate running but admire those who do it.

Betty said...

Wow! Good for you. I always stop when I have lost the first 5 lbs....
Happy New Year and many blessings for 2009!

Kerri said...

Good for you, really I'm jealous! While you lost 17 lbs, I gained 12! Next week I'm joining Curves. Somethings got to change.

Krystyn said...

Congrats on the run and the weight loss! Keep it up (the running, I mean)!

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Good for you pumpkin pie!

Keep it up. I know you can do it.

Bia said...

Just passing by to wish you a happy 2009!!! hugs!

angi_b72 said...

Happy New Year!!

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

You can do it!!! I know another blogger who started running about 19 months ago. She lost 75 lbs and she went from not being able to run a block to doing half marathons and she just did her first FULL marathon!! Her blog is eventheniceones.blogspot.com and her name is Amanda. Check her out.

Hey, your handle changed when you commented to me... it used to be Mrsdemiranda and now it is Mrs.S I was all confused at first, but I think I got it now.

Have a happy new year. Keep up with the running. I'm rooting for you!

Blissful Babe said...

You're awesome!! I wish you continued motivation and determination! And I wish it to rub off on me...


Happy New Year, gorgeous!!
xoxo

Bird, Frizzy and Our Little Yaya said...

Way to start the New Year! I wish you all the best!

countrygirl3031 said...

Good for you! I should get back at it too. I used to run about 2 miles along Lake Michigan...it was so beautiful and calming. Once you get older, you just don't have the energy anymore!

Have a wonderful New Years!

Hugz,
Michele

P.S. Congrats on the weight loss too!

T said...

having to catch up after a long holiday break - almost didn't recognize your name, but hugely excited that Mr and Mrs S may soon be re-united!

and that time for 2 miles is great to me - I'd probably have died somewhere on the second mile so I'm impressed

Creative Mish said...

what an inspiration! I need a little motivation! Congrats on the weight loss! how are you doing it other than running?

Laural Out Loud said...

17 pounds!! That's fabulous! Especially around the Holidays. I've gained 10 pounds since Thanksgiving. Oh, and your time is really good! Gilberto is training for a physical test, and he's down to a mile and a half in 15 minutes. Once he's done he collapses on the floor, lol.

Happy New Year!

momma said...

stopping by from sits!

i have been running, too. not for a race, but for weight loss and i have lost 20 pounds as well (and have 20 more to shed). very funny that we are alike in that area!!