So today was the big day, and I come to the end of it with a huge great big tick!
The City 2 Surf! A major end goal for me this year, here I am with my girls and our medals, red and sweaty faced, but totally proud because we did it, we got to the end.
Initially I was sure what to expect, when Trainer Nate said he wanted me to run it all, I really didn't focus on speed, but a couple of weeks ago, just before my trip to the snow I ran a 14km training run in around 1:45, so I figured that was a good goal.
We didn't end up running the whole race together, because one of my main aims was to run the whole thing, I pulled away from the girls slightly on heartbreak hill when they paused to walk. But in the last kilometre with me in their sights they caught me and we hammered it home, grabbing hands and raising them with a cheer as we crossed the finish line together, and the bonus as we grabbed hands I spied Trainer Nate to the right of us cheering us on! (He started in a group behind us but quickly overtook us to finish the race in 68:30). Our finishing time 1:38:and tbc seconds (will check the paper tomorrow).
Here we are with him, dubbed by him the Smurfettes after registering in the blue group, we went so far as to have t-shirts printed and then on the back we paid hommage to Trainer Nate, with our slogan "We love to hate, Trainer Nate". Hehehehe He loved it! Oh and that's not my bare arse in the photo it's a pink bum bag! hahahaha
So lots of big ticks for me, run the whole race, TICK, finish in under 1:45, TICK! Simply finish TICK! Do it for my mum, TICK! Make trainer proud, TICK!
So let's have a little recap this year:
- I did my first ever fun run
- I participated in the Mother's Day Classic
- I completed (and ran the entire) City 2 Surf
- I joined a running group
- I reached 100 pounds (over 45kg's) lost
- I've bought clothes in sizes 12 AND 10!
- I appeared in a magazine
- I have another magazine appearance pending
- I had a dexa scan with great results
- I had my dream trip to the snow!
I mean wow that's a phenomenal year! Now I need to look forward to some new goals. The things I have left to do are reach 50kg's lost and that's not far off, go horse-riding again (cause I can), try indoor rock climbing (because why not?) but what else now what do I face?
Possibly a half marathon? Work on increasing my running speed. Get to my goal weight (or happy body shape), learn how to maintain! Look at doing my Cert III and IV (even if it is just for me). Lots of things still to do or aspire to! The sky really is the limit right?