Robin is one of the first people I started following when RobDoesLife was born. Since then, I’ve watched her battle her frustrations on the scale. I watched her conquer it. I watched her get through her first marathon… running passed 26.2… tri’s … a half ironman, and now an ironman. I’ve watched her struggle with school and work. I’ve watched her overcome it.
This woman is one of my heroes. Look at what drive, determination, motivation, dedication gets you. It gets you success and happiness not only with health but with life — the big picture.
I am so proud of you Robin. You are an amazing individual and I cannot wait to see what you are up-to next.
I really love these guys. I wish I could add more to the list though cuz I love a lot of you! :)
It’s always a pleasure to see some new faces on my crush list. :D
When I turned on the car this morning, it was 16 degrees out. Thank God I went to the stores last night. Thank God I bought the ear warmers. Thank God I bought the headband. When I got home, I was just soaked in sweat. It was great.
I’m not going to bore you. So, if you’d like to read… take a peek!
NOLA W3D6 called for 4 miles. I didn’t do 4 miles. I did 7 miles in honor of Robin’s Birthday. Today, I got better and here’s why:
Mile 01- 12:41
Mile 02- 14:22
Mile 03- 14:33
Mile 04- 15:45
Mile 05- 15:11
Mile 06- 13:15
Mile 07- 14:38
Total- 1:40:23 (A 7 miler PR too)
Today, I used Gu Gel at the 30 and 60 minute marks. The second Gu really kicked it into high gear for me. I was feeling amazing. My calves were really starting to feel it around mile 6 though (as it usually does). It’s all good though.
The first 5K was around 43 minutes when I looked down at my watch. I PR’d my 10K by 3:30ish. Hells yeah.
Today, I pushed myself. I have runners high and there was no race. I feel ontop of the world and it feels amazing!
PS: I was really scared that I was going to have a case of the smits today. First time ever because my stomach was no bueno this morning. I was also afraid of taking the Gu because of that. But, I can assure you all I didn’t get the smits FTW!
10/35 miles done for Robin’s Birthday!
I just want to start out by saying, that I kicked my ass at the gym tonight. I met up with my friend Fatima and she actually started to show me strength training. So, I did some lifting and some machines. We concentrated on upper body. I have no upper body strength. Whoa! Don’t ask me what I actually did but I can tell you I did this:
Then Fatima and I parted ways. She has leg and knee issues so she did the elliptical while I made my way to the treadmill. I put it on 4.5mph and started going. I was feeling good 5 minutes into it. So, I was like “go for the mile, no stopping.” I did. Mile 1 was done in 13:20. As I came closer to finishing the first mile, I started thinking about Robin’s post today. You know, this one. Earlier when I read it, I got choked up. Regardless, the post came to me as I was running. I decided before the mile one was up, that I was going to run for 2 miles straight. No walking.
I DID IT. THIS IS FOR YOU ROBIN AND THE CHILDREN OF ST. JUDE. The struggles that these kids go through is courage in itself. They were dealt hands that nobody should ever have to deal with. But, they have no choice. So, they must be strong. For them, I was strong tonight. I wanted to throw up before the end. But I didn’t. If you keep pushing yourself, you’ll get everything you want and then some!
2 Miles. 26:40 (13:20 pace). To you.
HEY ROBIN… THIS IS FOR YOU! :)