Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I did it!



So even though my life has been crazy out of control, I finished my first Half Marathon this Sunday!!! It was not a skip in the park, but it was in Central Park :) I have to admit it was a weird run. The first 3 miles where not so fun, but then I felt OK from mile 4 to 10. It was weird, but I felt better during those miles than the beginning. After 10 though it was rough! I was at a good 9 1/2 minute mile pace through most of the race then dropped significantly the last three miles. I was tired. The hills of Central Park make it very hard to settle into a pace. I finished in 2 hours and 12 minutes (about 10:08) pace. Not bad!






I am so proud of myself, but I must say I didn't train very well the last couple of weeks. After my friends wedding, I kind of fell off the workout wagon. Not a good idea when a 13 mile race is coming up. I will NOT be falling off any wagon when I train for the marathon in November. There is no way that I could.






I weighed in today. I GAINED 2lbs! Can you believe that! I gained it on Sunday too! I think after I ran I just gave myself a massive pass for the day. Big mistake, filled with carrot cake, french toast, eggs and so much more bad stuff :( I also got my "friend" this week. I'm hoping that next week will be a promising one. I joined an online goal on WW to lose 20lbs by 4th of July. I'm hoping to lost at least 10. 20lbs will put me at my goal weight so if I do that, it will be AWESOME, but so far it has been slow and steady.






This weekend I also spend time on my sisters boat (she lives on a houseboat her husband made from hand). It was really fun and we got some great weather so we walked the reservoir when B and her husband fished. We are probably polar opposites, but the bond we have is really special somehow. Then we went to B's co worker's wedding. It was really beautiful, but late! I didn't get home until 2am (I was dd since I had the race the next am). Sunday, up and Adam to run, then brunch at B's rents and visiting my friends baby! See I wasn't kidding when I said I was flipping busy!






I'll be on later this week :)






Peace and love, peace and love!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Moving right along...

As usual my life is crazy busy :( Not fun!

This weekend:

Friday visit my sister's boat (she lives on it)
Saturday B's co worker's wedding (black tie)
Sunday run 1/2 marathon in Central Park, Brunch at B's rents!

This weekend is going to BLOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!

I have a bunch to update on and pics to show! The wedding was amazing! So I will show you some pictures to prove it! Last weekend was Easter, it was low key, went to my grandmas for some Italian Easter grub. Friday went out with a group of girlfriends and had way too much wine and food :( I only lose 0.2lbs this week! I deserved that after Friday. Big news is I booked my wedding date and venue!!! So freaking excited! I'll tell you all about it later this week!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Wedding Weekend

It was a busy one folks! Friday morning consisted of make up, hair, dresses, girl talk, mimosa's, heels and one half of a Rye Bagel with Scallion Cream Cheese! When we were all gussied up and ready for the ceremony, we got into a large party bus (so fun!) and went to the church. It was stunning and so was our bride! She really was a beautiful bride! When the doors opened up and she was there it was breathtaking! The ceremony was beautiful, however I had no clue what the Priest was saying. He either has a bad lisp or a strong Italian accent!

After the ceremony it was picture time! It was a bit chilly but we muscled through all of the shots and they sun was shining! I looked at a few and I wasn't upset with what I looked like! Plus!!! I'm at about 173lbs and on a good day 171. Still not close to my overall goal (155) but closer than when I started (188).

It was a cocktail style wedding so, I didn't eat one thing! The band was a amazing and if I had to get food myself I probably wasn't going to eat :( Will definitely remember that for my own wedding! My heals where large and my legs where sore the next day so I'm feeling good about the exercise I got on Friday (wedding day), but the rest of the weekend went to s**t! Fat and Lazy. Definitely need to get out of that pattern.

Anyway, I'll post some pictures (hopefully better placed than my Jamaica pics) soon to give you an idea! Congrats to my fav bride and groom!