Friday, October 25, 2013

Updated before picture!

Ok, I woke up this morning and had the bright idea to start a weight loss blog. I researched it and whoops, found out I already had one that I'd forgotten about! LOL! I love it! I can just pick right up where I left off! (Plus a few pounds!)

I decided that at 34 years old I was not ready to "let myself go". My life in my thirties had been a constant before picture and it's time to change that! I've got too many things to do still and I need a healthy and strong body to do it!

I know, I know, you want updated pictures right?!?! Argh! I don't want to! But I will. Or not. Ok, I will. I'm might not. But I will. Maybe. If I can figure out how! I forget how to do half the stuff I used to do on this blog! :)
In June of this year, I convinced my friend to do a Mud Run with me. It was 6k with 15 obstacles. I had a blast. It wasn't really that hard. It was a lot of flat running in the woods. (I did a fast walk for most of it!) And the obstacles were not that difficult. I had success at that so I decided to go bigger and more challenging. So...

I did the Prison Break Run in Ottawa. It was SO HARD but very fun! Let me paint a picture for those of you who don't know what that is. We were at a ski hill in Quebec. You are given three flag football flags to attach around your waist. The run is 5K's and there are 16 obstacles. At different stages during the run, you are chased by prison guards who are trying to steal your flags. If you can make it to the end with at least one flag, you have had a successful prison break. The obstacles included wading through a swamp and swimming under barrels, climbing the ski hill, ice water plunge, scaling walls, over/under walls, army crawl under barbed wire, jumping fires etc. I barely made it to the end of the race. I tell you, I was SPENT. There were people vomitting at the end of the race. It was very eveident to me that I maybe should have a least done a couple of sit ups, maybe a few push ups, perhaps even walk a few km's before attempting such a challenging race! LOL! Perhaps it wouldn't have been such torture if I wasn't also lugging around an extra 45 pounds!

If I am going to continue to do these races, I need to lose the weight and get into better shape before I seriously injure or kill myself. (Passing out or barfing was not out of the question during the Prison Break Run!)

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