Monday, August 19, 2013

Challenge Accepted...and Accomplished!

This year I needed something to kick my butt in gear! After having Luci, I needed to get back in shape. I didn't do so well on that front and then got pregnant with Gabi close to the beginning of 2012. In hopes that I could get myself into a somewhat healthier state of being, I decided to accept the Summer Fitness Challenge. It's hosted by a friend of Eli's from high school. It's not a contest. There are prizes given away by sponsors, but basically you just get bragging rights at the end.

I decided to join the challenge at the Bronze level. That's 120 miles in 3 months. 120 miles of running, biking, swimming, elliptical, etc. I know that doesn't seem like a ton, but it was for me. I've been low-key about fitness the last 6 years. I enjoy dancing, so I did Zumba pretty regularly. I went through running phases, but never stuck with it.

I stuck with it this time. I accomplished my goal this past Thursday. I have run a total of 126.95 miles as of this morning! I've done some biking, as I attempted to do a Lazy Iron Man with Eli, but I mostly ran. I've done 3, 5k races so far this summer. I ran the Run of Remembrance, the Dirty Dash, and the Team Katrina and I have 2 more coming up. I'm running the Utah Runner Girls 5k, this SUPER special 5k in St. George to help raise funds for my cousins' IVF. By the way, Katrina and Kenny & Emily all have crazy, heart-wrenching stories. If you know anyone looking to help families in need, check out their pages. Katrina's family is local. She passed away giving birth to her sixth child. You can read about Kenny and Emily here. I'm a sucker for anything to do with babies and family, especially my family.

Also, I'm running a half. I know. Call me crazy, but I'm kind of starting to enjoy running. I'll be running the Snow Canyon Half Marathon in November. Training started today. I'm crossing it off my bucket list.

 Run of Remembrance (CJBXLR8 was Dad's Corvette license plate)

Team Katrina 6k

 The Dirty Dash

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