Day Ten: 1 Thing You're Excited About


The first upcoming thing I can think of that I'm excited about is the Woodstock 5K in August.

Last year, I did Woodstock for the first time. It was my first ever 5K, my very first race. I was so terribly out of shape then. I'd never run before that day. I walked 97% of the course and, inspired by the other participants, I attempted to jog a little. My time was 46:23.

I've lost about 40 pounds since then. To date, my best 5K time is 34:50 (The YMCA Run Around Town 5K on April 20). I've come so far since last August. So, I'm totally excited to give the race a second try. To return to the event that really sparked my journey. And of course, to crush last year's time!

6 comments

Niken said...

yes, you can!

Lacey said...

Yeah, girl!! That is so awesome and inspiring. I would love to run a race... and I am a TERRIBLE runner. haha! I have always enjoyed running, but I just flop all over the place in the least ungraceful way possible. hahaha! Someday, perhaps... :P

Good luck and can't wait to hear about it!!!

Jennifer said...

Thank you! :)

Jennifer said...

Well, as long as you're enjoying it and your form isn't causing injury or anything, don't let the ungraceful flopping stop you! I've seen enough pictures of myself running these races to definitely know what you mean. I just try not to think about it. I like to pretend that I look the way I feel- awesome and hardcore. And with my headphones on, I feel like I'm in a music video. That helps! So...yeah. Try not to worry about how you look, especially if you actually enjoy running!

Robin said...

I just stumbled onto your blog and I have to say that I am very impressed by your weight loss progress picture! Awesome.

Jennifer said...

Thank you so much! Your encouragement means a lot to me. :)