Me at the Starting Line...
The race didn't start until 8:30 and we were an hour early, so I told Dan to go and get himself some coffee and walk around the park. I needed to focus on the run - this is the first one I have done by myself and it is also the first one that I was going to actually run. He was making me nervous just standing there! For some reason I thought it would take me 2 hours to complete the race and he said that he would be there waiting for me so he could snap a picture and cheer me on. That did not happen - it only took me 1 hour and 1 minute! I was so upset, I actually started to tear up. No one was there to see me come in and finish this, just strangers cheering me on. But, then I realized - it really doesn't matter - either way - I DID THIS!
I got on the scale this morning and saw 221! I am almost out of the 220's, wooo hooo! I was however, a little disappointed that I did not see 220, because then I would be down 40 lbs! But, I will shut up and take the 39 lbs, it still feel amazing!
I guess I was a little bummed out because I am going on my cruise next week and I doubt I will be able to come back and see 220 or less - I want to be realistic here, I probably will gain. I am okay with that though, I want to have a great time, I really need this vacation! My plan is to get to the gym each morning and do at least some cardio just to keep on schedule. I think that if I take a week off, it will be so hard to jump right back into when I get back. Plus, I might gain a little less if I make exercise a part of the vacation. Just one half hour a day - no big deal. One of the girls asked me if I was going to work out and I said yes, she is going to as well, so that should make it easier!
Hope you all had a lovely weekend!