Also during my blogging absence this summer I have taken the time to start tracking what i was eating (using My Fitness Pal app) and running. Happy to say I have lost 5 lbs.
I can tell you that it took a lot of determination to get me going. I have never been athletic. I hated gym class in elementary. Tried to get out of class in Junior High. Didn't even take PE class in high school. In college I took tennis because the coach was easy on me.
I started walking again in May/June increasing my distances to 6-7km.
I then downloaded and used the training program '30min run in 6 weeks' (within the Runtastic app). I started slowly with 1 min runs and 2 min walks and built up from there. I even managed to keep up with my training while on vacation too. The best run was joining my sister for a short trail run.
Early September I decided to see if I could work myself up to 5km. I was successful a few times!
From there I decided to sign up for the CIBC Run for the Cure 5km run.
Today was the day!
I joined over 7000 participants in Calgary.
|capturing my time|
|post run photo and nutrients|
What an amazing event. There were bands playing along the route. People decorated there houses in pink. 'Bra' flags hanging from trees, fences and telephone poles. I so wanted to stop and take pictures but didn't want to stop running either. The support was unbelievable.
I hope that the donations raised by everyone today can help to continue to fight for a cure.
P.S. don't forget to check your breasts regularly!