Last Saturday I had the honor of participating in the Susan G. Komen 5k with a group of wonderful people. Sue and I were still coming off our Fitbloggin 2011 buzz when we started talking about doing a fitness event together since we live close to each other. Ultimately we decided to walk the race for the cure. Once we started tweeting about this Jenn, Casey, and Bryan all decided to join the team!
It was so hot that morning that before the race even started I was sweating like crazy!
|Approaching the start line!|
|The race streamed live on the local news channel and I found the clip right as we passed the start line!|
Last year during this race I had one thing on my mind, and that was finishing the race in 1 hour. This year I wasn't concerned with time at all. It was more about meeting a group of friends and us all participating in a fitness activity together. So thats what we did, we walked, talked, laughed, and we had a great time.
|This lady walked the race in high heels!|
|Rounding the corner at the 1 mile marker which happens to be in front of my old college stomping grounds! Go PACK!|
|There were more than 25,000 people at the event!|
|I can deal with that ;-)|
|Down the home stretch!|
Overall it was a great morning! I spent it with amazing people and I am glad I decided to participate. Like I said before I did this race last year and since then I haven't really lost a significant amount of weight but I feel different. I am stronger mentally and physically, that is a fact. In the last year I stopped really caring about what other people think, whether I am in the gym or walking a 5k I am out there for myself and nobody else. Every time I do an event like this I gain a little more confidence and I get a little more closer to reaching my weight loss goals. This weight loss path has been tough but I have a positive outlook on it. I feel like in the past I would worry about "IF" I could do it and now I feel like I know I can do it, it just going to take time.
Check out the video clips I took from the race below: