|The "before". 253 pounds. Please ignore Brian's awesome face as we are late for a wedding and the seven year old is trying her third attempt at a picture of us.|
The back story. It starts with Mama having a lot of it. Back, that is. After baby #4, at 5'3" and 253 pounds I decided I wanted to run a 5K. You can read about my 5K experience here and here. I lost 53 pounds by the time I ran my first 5K, and it was the beginning of a beautiful relationship.
|My first 5K - the Turkey Trot - 200 pounds. I was so nervous waiting for the start. I wore my training stopwatch but forgot to start it.|
|Again, sorry for the dark shot. Eight year old photographer. 153 pounds. (Me, not the eight year old. Geez, this isn't Maury Povich.) (Is Maury Povich still on?)|
I have lost another 5 along the weigh (did you see what I did there?) and have somehow developed an appreciation for the active life.
My next challenge is a sprint triathlon in July 2012. I will be swimming, biking, and running a distance nowhere near Ironman distance, but feeling like one all the same.
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