What’s the best way for a bride-to-be who can’t squeeze into her wedding dress to burn calories? I know! How about a race?
It seemed like such a brilliant idea when my Groom-A-Saurus Rex (GAR) suggested it a few weeks ago. Of course, the fact that this race combined 4.2 miles of running with extreme eating challenges along the course did make it somewhat unusual (which greatly appealed to me), but I have to admit that it also may have been a little counterproductive to my goal. After all, for all the good I did with the cardio, I have to believe that the burrito, the 6 glazed donuts and the beers I chugged were, at least to a certain degree, working against my whole “weight loss” objective. But, since this was a dinnertime race, I guess this sustenance did kinda serve as my dinner, so I can feel a little better about that at least.
5K I ran with my Dad earlier this year, another 5K I completed with my coworkers, the Warrior Dash (which left me tattered, bruised and muddy):A 15K where Kitty Glitter and I placed in the top 5 overall for the 5K, 10K and full 15K divisions (and won these swanky awards):
And, of course, the Marathon & 1/2 I ran with one of my BFFs - all 39.3 miles of it:
And through all my running (and the subsequent photos) I've learned one very important lesson - I look like crap after all that hard work! It's almost enough to make me swear off all this sweating stuff altogether ... unless there's donuts involved, of course.