[a weight loss story]
*kathrynoh at nemesis dot com dot au*
Not only did I finish the Run for the Kids, I did it in under 2 hours. And that's including the 10 minutes or so I spent in the queue for the toilets. I really thought it would take me at least 2.5 hours but I got to the 10 km mark and decided I wanted to finish in under 2 hours so I pushed myself to the end.
I also thought I'd be walking most of the 14.7 km but ended up running (well jogging) for most of it. The only time I really didn't run was at the drink stops - I don't think I'll ever master drinking and running at the same time.
Every other time I've done a fun run, I've been holding out for the next km marker... thinking it must be coming up soon but today I passing them and thinking - have I done another km? I just seemed to be doing it so much easier. The only time I was looking out for the marker was at the 9 km mark, then I saw the 10 km marker so I'd gone past 9 without realising.
Some of the high points of the race:
Some of the bad points:
There are a few things I'd do differently next time. For starters, I'd check the train timetable. I thought I'd left myself plenty of time but got to the station and it was over half hour wait for the train, meaning I got to the run with 7 minutes to get ditch my stuff and get to the finish line. I sprinted from the train, which was an unplanned warm up.
I should also have checked that the special Run for the Kids playlist I made for my ipod was actually on my ipod. I put it on to charge last night but it didn't update. And I forgot my water bottle.
Oh yeah, and maybe I shouldn't have walked the 3-4 km home! Yep, I'm that much of a glutton for punishment. Still it was a good cool down and I think my legs were on auto-pilot by that stage.
I can't wait to read how everyone else went.
Well done matey, yet another entry into the "Kathryn is a bloody machine/legend" journal!!!!!
I agree with Briony, you are a legend!! Look how far you have come on this journey! Well done, excellent job to day :o)
Well done Kathryn. Fantastic job!!!!
Congrats on your brilliant job. You must have been on fire to keep passing those marker points without hanging out for them. Enjoy your rest, you've really earned it!
well done Kathryn. i'll update soon. weren't the church bells great!
Well done Kathryn, I am so uber impressed! LOL and in classic style, you had a number of challenging things happen along the way but hey, it wouldn't be your life any other way :-) Glutton for punishment, absolutely. I hope you enjoy a well deserved rest now.
***And the crowd goes wild!!***
ukvWhat a fantastic effort Kathryn, and certainly that's a time to be really proud of! I am so in awe that you jogged most of the 14.7km too, wow! I'm currently reading everyone's take of the run and it's so great to read it though other people's words. And quietly, I do agree with you about the prams - the extra ducking and weaving did make it all the more difficult :S Have a great evening winding down, Ails x
You're a machine girl!
Congratulations Kathryn. That is fantastic. And to do it in under 2 hours, with a sprint before, and a walk afterwards. You are a mad woman. But a really awesome mad woman. LOL.
Well done on a great race - you really are an inspiration to us all !
Congratulations! Your a champ!
Sounds like you had a great run Kathryn. Congratulations on achieving another of your goals.
WELL DONE!!!! you are fantastic! Isn't it the best feeling in the world to cross that finish line?? I am so proud of you!
woohoooooooooooooo! good on ya, legend :)
Congratulations! I envy your time.
boobs: 100 cm
waist: 81 cm
hips: 109 cm
thighs: 50 cm
Weekly Goal Lifestyle Changing Challenge-A-Rama
Week 1 - Drink more water
Week 2 - Cut out sugary treats