So excited!! I did a 5k today and set a new personal record!! I ran the first mile in 7:52!!! I still have a hard time believing that was my pace!!!! I NEVER thought I would see numbers like that! The second mile I did a pace of 8:15. And the 3rd mile I have no stinkin’ idea because i forgot to stop my tracker!! But even with my walking around for a minute and catching my breath I still beat my last 5k time!!!! I’ll take it! Yay for improvement!!
|This one was about mile 4-5 🙂 Feeling great and loving the sunshine that morning despite the cold temp!|
So I was all excited to do my first biathlon this morning. I really wasn’t thrilled about the swimming part, but I’ve done all kinds of things I thought were impossible and this would be no different.
Until I finished dead last.
I hate being last. I hate not being good at something. Forget that this is something I’ve never done before. I did not want to be last. At every race, it’s always one of my goals. My other goal was to finish the run portion in under 30 minutes. I didn’t achieve that goal either.
So I can do one of 2 things: I can stop doing things that I may suck at, or I can stop sucking.
I think I’m gonna stop sucking. Because, as my wonderful husband pointed out, what was I doing one year ago? I was frustrated, out of shape, over weight, lethargic, and not motivated. I have to look at how far I’ve come to comprehend the idea that I can improve. Greatly.
And my competitive nature will demand that I improve. So February biathlon – I will get you done in under an hour! And as a trainer I know says, “How do you get better at swimming?! You SWIM!”
And that’s what I will do!
Some of the pictures included in the package were various shots in and around Waikiki and the areas where we ran……
The early morning ceremonies were spectacular!
This truly is a stunning place to live. There is much I am going to miss about living here.
The downtown Christmas lights were on full display as we ran!
And there were various photographers along the run capturing us in all our glory…
….and in tougher moments….this was taken about mile 22-24.
Smiling pretty for the camera….