Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Getting ready for the biggest loser!

After the Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon back in November, I simply fell of my training. I'm not just talking about cutting back on running and exercising, I'm talking about NO running or exercising. I kept making excuses for why I stopped. My in-laws were visiting from England, I was busy with work, I just needed to rest a couple weeks, I had to finish getting the house ready for Christmas, my husband had knee surgery, my Mom was visiting from Texas, blah, blah, blah. I promised myself that I'd start back training when we got out for Christmas break, and then my Grandma passed away on Christmas Day. I spent the next week visiting my family in Texas and saying good-bye.

So, here we are into the New Year and I'm getting back into a groove. I've been walking with Ali a few days (he still isn't able to run) and I even got a little jogging and elliptical training in this week. I feel better already knowing I'm easing back in, and I felt that I needed to give myself some motivation to keep moving forward. Soooooooo...it looks like I will be doing the Biggest Loser Half Marathon!! Darby and Tyler are signed up for the 5K. The Stevenson's are making a come-back! 

Are you looking for a way to motivate yourself to get moving? Why not join me? Check out this information from the Biggest Loser Run/Walk website:

The Biggest Loser RunWalk Mobile
Half Marathon/5K/Kids 1 Mile Fun Run

February 9, 2014

A race for all fitness levels, whether you are ready to set a personal record or this is your first race, come join us at The Biggest Loser RunWalk! 

Each registered participant and finisher will receive the following: 

• The Biggest Loser Finisher's Medal
• Commemorative Technical T-Shirt
• Drawstring Backpack
• Chip-Timed Race for Runners and Those Tracking Personal Goals
• Free Downloadable Race Photos
• Award Divisions for Runners and Walkers 
• Celebrity appearances by former contestants from "The Biggest Loser"
• Hydration Stations with Water/Sports Drinks Along the Course
  and Food at the Finish Line
• Finish Line Festival Entertainment by Billboard Chart Topping Artist & 
   Former Biggest Loser Season 5 Contestant, Dan Evans 
• Costume Contest
• Last but not Least, a Truly Inspirational and Unforgettable Experience

This race will have a Mardi Gras theme, so dress up if you'd like! There will be a costume contest for teams, individuals, and couples after the race. 

I plan on walking/jogging the half marathon. I do not have a goal time set, but I just plan on enjoying the course. There is a 22 minute per mile limit (5 hours for the half marathon) . That is totally walkable! If you've been thinking of completing a half marathon or even running your first 5K, this race is for you! I hope I see you downtown on February 9th :)

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