Sunday, April 15, 2012

Cupcake Run 2012

I did it!!  I finished my first 5k.  I crossed the finish line at 38:50.  I definitely made it under my goal of 40 min.  Part of me hoped for a faster time because of my awesome training run this past week, but that was on mostly flat surface. Although the course was pretty even, there were a few hills.

I'm proud of myself for only walking a VERY small section of the course.  There was a point near the end that we were running up a pretty steep hill and I realized that I was running slower than I could walk, so I walked up most of the hill and then went back to running.

It was a great experience and I'd rather have a cupcake at the finish than a medal any day!!

My knee did well during the race.  It seems to do well when I exercise and then for a brief time after that...then it swells back up.  It's bothering me now and I'm thinking I really need to make an appointment to see the doc this week.  I still haven't addressed my concerns about having asthma.

We started and finished in a park and there were these crazy little blood sucking bugs (no, not mosquitoes, I know what those are).  They bit and then I actually bled a I have big nasty welts.  I guess I need to think about bug spray for future runs/ races.

After the race, my partner and I went shopping.  The town where the race was held is also the closest Lane Bryant.  I decided to return the pretty coral dress I bought after I hit the 100lb mark a while back.  I just couldn't find the right shoes for it and figured I'd only get to wear it a couple times before it was too big.  I couldn't bear the thought of paying $70 for a dress that I'll wear only a couple times, so back it went.  It was past the return window, so I got store credit and bought two pairs of capris to wear to work.  Those will get way more use.  I bought a basic black pair and this super cute PINK pair:

Both were size 14!!  That means that I have officially gone from wearing the largest size in the store to the smallest size in the store!!  This will be my last Lane Bryant purchase...hopefully EVER!


  1. Congrats on the race! I'm so jealous you are a size 14. I can't wait until I get there!

  2. Thanks! And, no worries, you will get there. Slow and steady wins the race when it comes to weight loss :)

  3. Great job on your race! I agree that a cupcake is better than a medal! I love those pink capris too! :D