Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Accountability

Accountability is something I've been struggling with lately.  I know we all have things that get in the way of what we had planned that day rather it be to hit the gym, to run, to do laundry, or just to have a chill day.  I've been having those days for the past few months.  Repeatedly I tell myself each week and write down my goals and schedule for the week that I'm going to stick with this, this week is going to be FABULOUS, somehow it always doesn't end up happening.  The key is, I'm still pushing along, I HAVE NOT GAVE UP!! 

Saturday is the Great Smoky Half Marathon and I'm super excited about it.  Even though my training hasn't been on point, and I realize I won't have a PR on this course, I love the Gatlinburg.  So here are our plans:

  • Race Expo Friday afternoon
  • Set up our camp site, and enjoy an evening with some family and friends who are going (no one else is running though, bummer). 
  • Saturday morning I will wake up bright and early and head to the start line.  Race Time is at 7:30.  
  • I'm planning on lining up with the 1:55 pace group.  Which will be a miracle if I hit since my PR is 1:58:35 and the course is pretty much a gradual incline the entire 13.1 miles.
  • Once I cross the finish line (my family and friends better be there, fair warning) we will head back, shower and get ready for a hiking trip.
  • Saturday evening we will cookout and enjoy another evening with everyone and then back home on Sunday!
I will definitely make it a point to take plenty of pictures to share with all for you (actually just a few of you followers I have left, I need more, but that can wait for another post).  I'm praying for beautiful weather, great time with family and friends, and a smile on my face when I cross that finish line and that medal goes around my neck! 




Thursday, March 13, 2014

Ok, I know I've said this before but really, I'm going to get back to blogging.  It holds me accountable, makes me more determined, and following all of you added extra motivation for me!!

So what have I been up to??  I'm running the Triple Crown of Running which is a series of 3 races, a 5K, a 10K, and a 10Miler.  I've completed the first 2 and the 10Miler is the 22nd of this month.  I'm trying to prepare and up my distance.  My longest run this year has been the 10K which I finished in 57:30.

I'm also registered for the Kentucky Derby mini Marathon in April.  I'm especially looking forward to this race, Katie will be at the finish line passing out the finishing medals!!  I can't wait for her to be able to put one of those bad boys around my neck!!  Super Stoked about it actually.....

I also went out on the limb and registered for the Great Smoky Mountain Half Marathon in September.  It's close to my BIRTHDAY and gives me a excuse to be in the Smoky Mountains and run off a few drinks that I'm definitely planning on having for the occasion.  This run is part of the Vacation Races which is on my bucket list!!  Have you all checked these out??  OMG, what I would give to be able to complete all of these and enjoy all of these beautiful places.  I may have to hit the Lotto before it can happen, but I'm hoping it happens!!!

Let me know what everyone has been up to.  I will be in touch!  Any races?  Any competitions scheduled?  What's everyone doing??

Christie

Friday, September 27, 2013

I'm alive, and have new goals

I'm ALIVE!!!  I also have new goals!

I'm going to keep this post short and sweet however, I promise the following posts will be lengthy!! 

I decided months ago my goal would be to compete in a Bikini Competition. Yes, I'm now 35, yes, I'm a mother of two girls, and have I have those LOVELY stretch marks to prove it.  This just gives me more reason to push myself, to prove to myself that I can do this.  I can be in the best shape of my life @ 35years old. 

The competition is November 9th in Louisville, KY.  I'm no where near where I need to be to get up on that stage and feel confidant in myself.  I'm not competing to win this thing, although, that would be FABULOUS.  I'm competing to prove to myself I can do anything I put my mind to. 

I will post pictures this weekend, and then progress pictures leading up to the competition date.  Along with rants about food prep, dieting, hitting my Macros.....all those things that make me feel so much better to get off of my chest. 

Hopefully you ALL, and more will decide to follow me and my journey.  This is a lifestyle change and I'm going to get FIT! 

XOXOXOXO


Christie

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Where do I start?

Where do I start?  I guess I will start with the most important thing that happened since July, we got married!

We headed to the Bahamas on July 18th, and got married, on the beach on the 21st.  Our entire trip was nothing less than amazing.




Our flights down went pretty smooth besides us running through the airport, and the prop plane that we had to board that flew us to the Great Exuma Island.  Our resort had a driver waiting for us at the airport and we were on our way.  The Sandals Resort was beautiful, and the staff was fantastic and very eager to please.  We have been on many vacations, own time shares, but never had we experienced all-inclusive luxury!!





We ate, we drank, and we ate some more......Every meal was fabulous, even our breakfast in bed.




We relaxed, played games, enjoyed water sports, soaked up the sun, took walks on the beach. We did everything we expected and hoped to do, plus more.




Stay tuned for wedding details, and pictures!!