Monday, March 18, 2013

5K Friday

It's been a few weeks since Team No Excuses dominated the New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon. I'm certain we've almost all finally came down from our runner's high (almost). 

Never say never. I said I'd never put one of those 13.1 stickers on my car! Well, these are magnets but I was so proud of us, I couldn't resist!

Proud to join the 13.1 club!
Since the half marathon, Brad has set a goal for us to run a minimum of 15 miles per week. I'm going into week three and haven't faltered once! Boot camp, occasional lunch runs with Dawn and early morning runs on Tuesday and Thursday with Katie have all kept me in check! A big thanks to those that choose to run with me even though I'm a little... a lot bit slower than they are. It really means so much! I haven't counted any of our boot camp work outs in that total - well until today, when we ran two miles during the work out! Yep, I'm counting those in my weekly total for sure!

This past Friday we ran in a little 5K that was really fun (once it was over)! Dawn ran it with me, just for giggles, and pushed me to beat my previous 5K time of 33:15. This time I did it in 31:11 and Brad, watch out people, did his in under 30 minutes! He beat his goal! 

Dawn's fancy Garmin!
Saturday morning, bright and early, we hit the road to Jackson for a little St. Patrick's Day parade with the Newman/Cameron crew! Amanda and I, without planning, have spent the past three St. Patrick's Day weekends together! A tradition we would like to keep going! FYI: That green beer is sneaky!

 Since the half marathon and The Challenge has concluded, Brad and I are pretty scared to lose what we've accomplished during the last several months. I still have one goal in particular that's pretty close in reach but is going to take some serious commitment if I plan on reaching it by my April 2 one-year Versus anniversary. It hasn't been easy, but by surrounding myself with people who have the same goals in mind as I do, this journey has been rewarding and believe it or not, a hell of a lot of fun! (AT Bellegrass Shoutout!)

Tonight I'll leave you with these little tidbits...