Losing It For The Family

Losing It For The Family

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Dang It!!!!

I ran my 3rd 5k yesterday. It was the Earth Day 5k out at one of our favorite spots in the world, the Janet Huckabee River Valley Nature Center. I love that place. We have been several times and no matter how many times you go, it is just as awe inspiring each time. So when I saw that there was going to be a 5k there, I was on it! It was a great crowd. I will tell you this. I thought the course was going to be one that just circled the lake out there on the trail they have set up. If that had been the case, I would have been ecstatic. It is nice and flat. I was sooooo wrong. The course went around Fort Chaffee which has hills of varying degrees. Yesterday, I got to meet the long, not too steep sloped hill, but it went on and on forever, like seriously a mile!!! I woke up this morning with some screaming glutes and hamstrings!! Oh my word I have got to start working on hills apparently! and on top of that, I finished one spot outside the top three in my age group! One more spot and I medal! aaaaaargh!! The little bit of satisfaction I do get actually makes me feel bad. I am lead pack all the time and so I get to watch the people that finish behind me. I usually have a bit of satisfaction in watching people who are younger and in what looks like better shape than me finishing ten minutes later than me. It isn't right, but it makes me feel good about how hard I work and how well I am doing for a guy that was 300 pounds a few months ago.

Today, I see a long weight workout in my future. If I run at all it will be with Lauren because she is trying to get better at it. she ran in the fun run yesterday and is getting to like running! She was lead pack all the way too!

I am pretty excited that we are going to church today!! I have been wanting to visit this church for quite awhile now. I have several friends that go to it and I enjoy their company, so if it works out, it would be a great opportunity for fellowship with friends, and we could all use more of that right?

I am going to get the rest of this pot of coffee drank and go do some weight lifting. Ya'll have a great day and I will see ya tomorrow!



5 comments:

  1. Hey Shane. Been away for a while (life just gets in the way sometimes!). But I'm glad to see you're doing so well. And it's so cool to see the love of running that has developed in you. I don't know if my knees will ever let me run, but Bill and I are going to become biking fools this summer! ;-) BTW, I just hit my 100 lbs. lost milestone. It just keeps getting better and better!

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  2. Congrats on the 5K, next time you will get that medal!!!!!

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  3. #4 is nothing to sneeze at my friend. I see many medals in your future! Sounds like an awesome place to 5k.

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  4. Congrats on your 5k. Addicting arent they?!

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  5. Ahhhh, feel the burn. Now with each step you will be reminded of the awesome thing you accomplished yesterday. :-)

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