I finally have the time to update you on my first ever race on Sunday. The night before I didn’t get much sleep as I was nervous. The day of the race was cold but dry with no rain so perfect running conditions for me.
i felt super excited when I picked up my race number and tracker
Before the race I was nervous I was going to come last, however my husband reassured me there would be heaps of people just walking it so not to worry. Well there were walkers but they had their own race so that added to the nerves.
So the race started at 8.00am and straight away about 100 people ran past me. At this point I had to remind myself I’m running my own race and it’s not Important how fast everyone else is going. However after approximately 2k I started overtaking people that had slowed down, I think perhaps they had gone out too fast. This was a great confidence boast. I kept my pace and finished the race. I ran my fasted 5k ever and fasted 1k. Also I didn’t come last I came 113 out of 150 runners.
I really enjoyed the race and the whole experience and I have signed up for a 5k on the 7th June my aim is to run it in under 30 minutes.
My advice for anyone doing their first race: 1. don’t stop running no matter how slow you have to run. 2. Run your own race don’t worry about other runners. 3. Enjoy it.
I am now 9 months into my lifestyle change and things are going so well. I am pretty happy with life at the moment, I’m not far off my goal weight, fitter than I’ve ever been and in fact this Sunday is my first ever run race. Now as people who have known me all my life would confirm I’ve never been a runner. My plan after this race is to train for a 10k.
Anyway the reason behind this post, is weighing. I have been a little obsessed with weighing myself, every morning I jump on the scales and I log each day’s weight. This practice can make or break my day. Well I don’t feel this is healthy for me. So I’m not going to weigh myself for 1 month. This is not to give me a pass to eat rubbish. No it’s the freedom to continue my journey and not worry what the scales say. I am also making a couple of changes to my eating I’m not going to snack, I’m sticking to 3 filling meals a day, no sugar not just refined sugar, so no honey or maple syrup. However I’ll still have fruit in moderation, I need to drink more water and not touch fizzy pop. I used to drink Pepsi Max everyday and way too much. Well 2 weeks ago I gave the stuff up. It was rough for a couple of days but I’m over it now woohoo. I also want to be running 10km by the end of the month.
I had a great non scale victory this week, I went clothes shopping and brought all size 10. I have been struggling with clothes shopping, I’ve been dressing like I’m still heavy. But this week I tried on a few different styles and even brought a top with horizontal strips!
Well that’s it. Wish me luck for the race.