Weekly Accountability Post | Iowa City Runner

So I missed getting last week’s post out.  Sorry! I’ve been so busy with my home business that I forget to do my personal blogging sometimes!  I didn’t have much to report last week anyway.  I made Zumba on Thursday and I ran on, um, let me check Garmin Connect lol.  Ok, so I ran on Friday.  I did it at 5:30 in the evening.  Big. Huge. Mistake.  The sun sets to the west..duh, the trail I use has a nice wall of trees…on the EAST side.  DUH me! So the sun was beating on me the WHOLE run and I was wiped out by the time I got home.  I’ll need to remember that!!

So last week I basically did Zumba on Thursday and a 3.04 mile run on Friday.  So it was a pretty bad week, lazy.  But this week was way better…it all has to do with state of mind!

I didn’t run as much, but I did start a squat challenge and made it to more classes at the gym!

Monday: Went to Body Pump at the gym.  Love that class!

Tuesday: made it back to one of my favorite class (oh who am I kidding, all my classes at the gym are my favorites!)  at the Gym,  Body Attack. That class is so fun!

Wednesday: I ran 4 miles in 51:23.  You can see my splits and other info at Connect.Garmin

Thursday I went to Zumba at the gym.  Our regular teacher, my friend Kendle is in CO visiting her husband who’s there doing summer camp till August.  Claudia did the class and I could tell I’ve only been to her classes once, because everyone knew the routines but me haha!

Friday was the 4th of July!!  I got up early (5am!) and hubby made me a wonderful breakfast of poached eggs and toast before my race.  We left about 6:30 and headed to Cedar Rapids for my 5K.    The 8K started 15 minutes before the 5K and we saw the finishers from that coming on while we were only about a quarter into the 1st mile.  They were FAST!  Next year my goal is that 8K instead of the 5K.    I have never been to a race that was so inspiring before!  They had cheerleaders from Prairie Highschool there and people were on the side of the street the entire route cheering! It was pretty awesome.  I finished in place #491 out of  729 overall, and 36th out of 56 in my age group,  with a chip time of 35:50.  Not my best, but I had fun, and that’s what matters.    After the race hubby took us all to Village Inn for breakfast!  We all know how good pancakes are after a race.  ;)   We stopped then and did some shopping and came home.  I never once took off my bib till I got home…for me that bib is a badge of honor and I am not taking it off till I am home!     Later that afternoon my son and I went on a 4.39 mile bike ride, then we went to a 4th of July party and Fireworks!   When we got home my daughter and I did the squat challenge…60 squats! Phew!    It was a very good day & active day!

Today, Saturday:  REST DAY.  It’s raining and we have a wedding to attend that’s supposed to be outside…praying the rain stops for them, at least long enough to have the wedding.  I remember what it was like to have my outdoor wedding rained out.  Not fun.  So praying for them today, not only for the weather, but blessings upon their wedding and marriage.

I had really great week and really plan on making next week just as active.  My goal is that once I can lose 20lbs, I get to treat myself to a tutu from Run Happy Blog.  I want a tutu pretty bad for when I race! I think they give you super powers LOL!   Last week we took our daughter to the doctor, she’s been having some knee issues and I jumped on the scale after she was on it.   How frightening.  I have really let myself go big time.  So after a rude awakening when it said 191,  I made some short term and long term goals for myself, and one was to work on small amounts of weight at a time.  So my first 20 is what I’m focused on.   For my height, I should weight about 135-140, which means I have about 50# to lose.  Not easy.  I totally know this is going to be very hard.  It was hard for me to even put into print, where all can read, my weight.  However, I know, that if I post about my failures as well as my accomplishments, it will keep me humble as well as hopefully inspiring others.  I know I cannot do anything without God and His grace and mercy, so mostly, I know that I need to let go of my own inner thoughts and go to Him in prayer daily.  I just pray that I will lean on Him everyday.   ♥

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