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WJR Club was so happy to complete our first annual "Spring Into Action" walk/run. We had many people to come out for the event despite the cold weather. Below are some pics of the event. If you would like more information about WJR Club, or would like to join us, please visit our site at www.wjrclub.com.
I did it! I did it! I did it!!!! I am soooooo excited about completing my first half marathon! It took me 2 hours, 24 minutes, and 55 seconds. I must say, it was quite challenging, interesting, and funny. I say it was funny because of all the crazy things that were going through my mind as I was running. Let me tell you, I have never seen a running course with so many hills and inclines! I am just glad that I was able to run in this event with my fellow WJR Club members. Below are some pics.
I would like to send a special Shout Out to my beautiful friend, Tam. Tam completed the Walt Disney Princess Half Marathon Run on Sunday, February 24, in Orlando, FL. This was her first half marathon, so it was definitely a great accomplishment for her. For those of you who may not know, a half marathon is a distance of 13 miles! You go girl : ) #WJRClub4Life
I was happy to walk with my friend Dixie and her daughter Anna today. We walked 2 miles and did a set of stadiums at Oxford High School. I used my 5 pound weights for an additional challenge. I sure hope Dixie exercises with me again : )
I am so glad I came out and completed this walk. It was really for a great cause. I was so glad to see so many people to come out and support the cause!
These are some of the people I walked for today.
These are the breast cancer ribbon earrings I made to match the WJR Club breast cancer awareness t-shirt.
So, I decided to challenge myself to run six miles. My friend Tam and I met up and ran first thing in the morning. This is the first time since I broke my foot back in February that I have attempted to run six miles. Also, we ran the same course at Golden Springs where I broke my foot, so, it brought back bad memories.
Anyway, the run was great and I felt great running it. The weather was great and the sun wasn't beaming down on me. For some reason, I like doing courses and trails better than tracks when I am running long distances.
I would like to give a big shout out to all of the WJR Club members and friends who showed up and completed the first unofficial 13 mile club walk at Ladiga Trail today.
My feet are still feeling this walk. I am glad I was able to complete it!
As I stated before, I had surgery on both of my feet this summer and it has been tough. Some of my good habits have been replaced with bad ones and I have not worked out since my first surgery! I could have continued to do upper body workouts, but I am just too lazy.
I had been running for quite a while. I was training with some of my friends to run the Mercedes Half Marathon ( 13 miles) in February of this year. The Thursday before the run, I broke my foot. Everything went down hill from there. I had to wear a boot for about 2 months. The boot was extremely heavy. It felt like a child was strapped to my leg and I had to carry it around all day. My eating habits changed, and it seemed like I kept a cold and ear aches.
Lions Club Run for Site
At the end of March, my foot was healed, so I began to run again. I was nowhere near where I was before I broke my foot. It was just like starting all over again. I am happy to say that I did complete my first official 5k run (3 miles) before I had surgery for the summer.
I had my first surgery on May 24th and the 2nd surgery on June 21. To go from my lifestyle of doing for others and working out to depending on others has definitely been an eye opening experience. My feet are healing, but I don't know when I will be able to do long distance running again.
Back to Square One:
I will begin walking hopefully by the end of July. I am going to be over the walking division with WJR Club (Walk Jog Run Club). It will be just like starting over for me, so I do encourage anyone who would like to start walking, to please join me.