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Monday, October 5, 2009

CIBC Run for the Cure 5 km Complete!

Well, I did it! I met my donation goal and I completed the 5 KM CIBC Run for the Cure on Sunday. I also weighed myself that morning, but I'll get to that in a little while.

My friend Dre and I went together. She decided to walk with me instead of trying to run. We got there really early and walked around for probably an hour before the run actually started. It seemed to take a really long time to get started. It was slow moving at first walking in a crowd. There were over 10,000 people in the run! Once we really got started Dre and I moved up through the ranks, we were able to find holes in the crowd and skip past them.

There were a few times I felt emotional and near tears. I held back because I felt silly since I haven't lost anyone to breast cancer. There was one group that were carrying paper torches that said Sue-vivors, they lost their mom to breast cancer.

On the lap back we ran couple of times but not for very long. I know Dre could have run more, but held back with me which I really appreciated. As we neared the end of the 5 km I felt overwhelmed with emotion. Knowing I had come this far with the donations and actually showing up and walking the 5 km. I can't explain it really, but I really wanted to cry.

We finished the race in under 51 minutes, grabbed some water and walked back to the car. By this point we were pretty tired and didn't feel like staying for the end ceremonies. We both had a wonderful time and plan on doing this again next year.

Next year the plan is to raise more money and to run at least half the 5 km.

When I weighed myself in the morning before the run I was at 237.4. I am down 2 lbs from last week with a total of 4 lbs lost since I started Meridia! I was in shock when I first looked down and saw that number! It's exciting to feel like I'm finally on the right path to lose weight.

I still have a lot of work to do especially with my eating and adding exercise. At least I'm not eating half what I used to and this is what I needed help with the most!

Have a great day! I'll update soon.

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