Saturday, November 29, 2008

Life in the fat lane

Ahhhh yes my friends ahhh yes. In true fat girl fashion I have managed to bite off more than I can chew. Forgive me bloggers for I have sinned and it has been nearly 2 months since my last entry.

My time has been absolutely consumed with with work, school, family and oh yeah...a little vacation to good ol' Las Vegas. We went for my best girl Gina's birthday...and even though I've been there before, I now have full understanding of why they call it Sin City!

That's a picture of me and my Honey in front of New York New York. We're sight see-ers not gamblers. :)

After vacation I spent most of my time trying to make up for the time I lost while I was away...and boy does work pile on quickly! Then there was school, family, life, relationship, more work and oh yeah...HALLOWEEEEEN!!!

Then shortly after that, was my biggest challenge yet...I had signed on to walk a half-marathon...yup 13.1 miles of foot-pounding fun! I'm being sarcastic of course. It was fun for about the first six miles, then all I could think of was..."didn't the first guy to run 26.2 miles DIE?! And now people are PAYING to do this to themselves?! What the hell am I doing?! This stinks! I'm tired! I want to go home!"

Then I reached mile 10... passed mile 13... and when I was finally in the .1 homestretch I thought "I did it! I pushed through the cramps and the pain from my feet...I'm almost there! Now where the hell is that stupid finish line?!?!?!!"

But there it was...the finish line. And there at the end was my best friend Gina (she walked the half-marathon too, but was faster than me), my dear Mamma and my Honey. The sense of pride overcame me and as my Mamma held up the sign she had made for me that read "You did it! Go Libby!" I couldn't hold back my tears. And neither could my Mamma. It was a terrific feeling!

Then reality hit again when I took my first step after all the hugs. Ouch!! Darn leg cramps!!

But all in all I feel very accomplished, and now that I've written another entry...even more so. I'm almost done with this semester of school, my job moved offices so we're now located downtown (thank goodness) and I've just signed on to a one year lease in a fabulous new apartment!

My diet has sort of fell by the wayside, but with my new job location and new apartment, I plan on doing a LOT more walking as I live only 1 mile away from work! :)

I've already ordered and received my birthday dress and there is a lot of work that I need to do in order to fit into it by my birthday...but if I can accomplish a half-marathon despite cramps and blistered feet, putting down that burger and grabbing a salad should be easy as pie! Well, sugar/fat-free pie that is! ;)


Joie de vivre said...

Congratulations on your half marathon! I recently found out that the first guy to run a marathon not only didn't die, but didn't prepare for it either. He was a messenger from the Roman army stationed 26 miles out of Rome, sent to Rome to tell them the army had won the war (in Marathon) and that the city was safe. Why didn't he use a horse is all I wonder?

The Blonde Duck said...

You can do it! Good for you!

Marie said...

Congrats on your half marathon! You're a better gal than I am coz I could never do that! You GO girl!