Saturday, August 15, 2009

Going halfway


Ok I've got the running bib for the ancient women's category and I will be flagging off at 5.30 am with a lot of sweaty army boys. The route starts at the Padang, down sheares bridge, to east coast park and back to the Padang.

To clear all thoughts from your mind that I am completely out of my mind, I give to you, the one reason why running has totally rocked my world.

After 11 months of doing this, I am 15 kgs lighter. 5 kgs is what a bag of rice weighs. Imagine the joy of movement on a frame which no longer carries those 3 bags of rice.

Will be taking it really slow by slow. Jog, walk and aim to enjoy and complete it. If I feel ill, I can always u turn. The way i see it, whether or not I complete, this the furthest I've ever got with moving my lazy ass.

No one asked me to do this. Its going to be really hard going and every step will be a fight against the urge to quit. But I'll be doing this for the fat girl, that I know so well:
- who signed up for her first 10 k 11 months ago,
- who embraced her size XL arms in an adidas clima cool running tank top,
- who had absolutely no idea how she would complete the distance.

And I can't quit on her now.

7 Comments:

Blogger B said...

15!!!
WOW u go gurl!!!
Hope u had a gd time running this morn :)
R u running the StanChart run in Dec?

4:07 AM  
Blogger imp said...

for health, woman. AIGGHT!

9:17 AM  
Blogger carrie said...

B - Thanks! Will be running in dec, 10k.

Imp - AIIGHT!

2:33 PM  
Blogger Lyndie said...

Hi Carrie, thanks for being my inspiration! 10k is a long way for me but I am making good progress :)Congrats on your amazing weight loss!!! LT

5:54 PM  
Blogger carrie said...

Lydnie - Thanks! Way to go with the running (i know you hate the sweating). gogogo.

1:33 PM  
Blogger opus2 said...

Woo HOO!! Awesome - how did the 21k go? congrats anyway for doing it :) and 15kg. i'm in awe. I too started all this about 11 mths ago, and so far I have lost exactly 0 kg.

11:13 PM  
Blogger carrie said...

Opus - Thanks, went really slow by slow. You had no fatz to lose whereas i had lot more spare storage!

8:43 AM  

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