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I finished it!!!!!

Posted Sep 22 2008 11:01am

So I didn't run as far as I thought I could but I did for a little. I walked the rest of the 5K. I finished 111th out of 400 some people which I guess isn't bad considering how out of shape I am. I played racquet ball for an hour the night before too and I wasn't feeling to bad the next day. We woke up at 5:30am (I had more sleep than "The Hubby" did) and were ready to go by 6:15am. It was pretty fun and he is getting faster with every race that he runs, I guess it helps that he bikes/runs almost everyday. I need to start walking everyday myself and I'm not entirely sure if I'll even be able to run in the Undy 5000 race, I hope I can but we'll see. I'm trying to get a sitter again for this weekend so we can do the Worldfest at PIR (Phoenix International Raceway), I was surprised at how good I felt for the rest of the day, nevermind how sore I was but it was a good, earned sore.

I finished the race in 50 minutes which isn't bad considering I was walking most of the 3.1 miles and the next time I will be using an iPod so I can keep a better/faster pace of walking. Since I wasn't exercising with the ileostomy I just really got lazy and now with the reconnection I'm starting to gain weight and fast, so I really need to cut back on eating and workout more. Today I'm going to try to do at least a mile or two walk before church and then do yoga later in the day. You can never go wrong with walking. I will be very slowly building up to the jogging thing. It was a lot of fun and it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be, I mean bathroom wise. I only had to go once before the race and I was pretty good until after we got home. I'll tell you what though, I learned my lesson and after even walking like that I won't be going out afterwards.

My girlfriend watched the kids for us so we could go and I promised her that I would go to IKEA with her and I seriously was in a lot of pain and dizzy from hunger and was starting to get tired. I wasn't tired enough to take a nap but I was lazy enough to watch Notre Dame kick U of M's butt (Go Irish) and watch OSU lose to USC, this was the only time I have ever rooted for OSU in four years. Ok and when they play U of M. Go MSU!!!!!!

I did have a lot of fun and soon we are going to start having the kids go but for right now it's just something that "The Hubby" and I can "do together" even though we do different things, he runs/I walk. There is a family run coming up soon and we are all going to do that one. I hope that the kids will be able to do it, we are going to start taking the kids up to the track and see how long they walk for before they have a meltdown. I really am getting into the whole walking/running thing and I'm sure that I'll be walking for a long time then I can start running the 5K building up to maybe a half marathon in a year or two.

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