Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Jelly Bean Race Results...



One of my most favorite blogs, Run with Jess is hosting a fun, Easter-inspired virtual race called, The Jelly Bean! SO FUN, right? RIGHT! So, I set off to run my race today! It was a particularly hot and humid day (if you don't believe me, check out the sweaty phone pic! ewwww). I decided to run while pushing the boys because I thought they'd enjoy racing along with me! Breakfast was a sandwich thin smothered in PB and a 1/2 banana- YUM! Then we took off...it was a great start but toward the end I was ready to be finished...but it was a good race! Time: 34:12! Not too shabby :)
My goodness, I never thought I'd enjoy running as much as I do. It's strange, really. I was always an aerobics/cardio girl and love workout videos too. But it was like I was stuck in routine, a rut and needed out! Running was my "out" and I'm so happy that I gave it a chance. Throughout my weight loss, it seems like I'd start running and then give up because I couldn't find a passion for it...it didn't feel good. But for some reason, I found these runners' blogs and I found a new inspiration! Thank you, bloggers! Well, my hubby inspires me too! His running journey started in February 2010 and look how far he's come! Running 7.5 minute miles and almost 100 lbs lighter! It's all so motivating and let's hope I can stick to it and make a true hobby out of being called a RUNNER...oh I sure hope so, because I'm loving it!


10 comments:

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

GOOD JOB MARISSA! Love the post run glow--so pretty!!!! Isn't the blogging community fabulous for motivation!!!

Run with Jess said...

Love love love the photo! You look so happy. Thanks for participating in the Jelly Bean!! I'm thinking of doing my 5K with the jogging stroller too (if it warms up a bit here - we're having a bit of a cold spell in the Midwest!)

Chunky Monkey said...

Cute picture and I love the "Jelly Bean" race idea. I agree with the blog world inspiration. It is amazing!

Amy said...

Wow! that is awesome (the 7.5 minute mile), and all your accomplishments too of course :)

I love love love my running time! I used to only like running alone, until I found someone who could match my very slow pace. Now I hate running without her!

Jogging with Fiction said...

I've always enjoyed running, but running blogs really took it to the next level. It's amazing how finding a community of like-minded people can give you a kick in the pants!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

You totally can feature the recipe--my latest batch included flax seeds!! :)

Tricia said...

great job!

Paula - Running Mom of 5 said...

Great job!

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Nice job on the Jelly Bean 5k. Jess is one of my fav blogs too! Thanks for stopping by--just added you to my blog roll too, looking forward to following you.

Mommy Minded said...

You go girl!

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