It’s Moving Day!!!!!!

I have taken the plunge!!! I am combining all of my blogs into 1 blog!! Whew!! I have not been able to keep up with all of them, so this will simplify my blogging life. Hopefully! πŸ™‚

My new blog isΒ http://irunreadteach.wordpress.com/Β so PLEASE (pretty please) hop on over and set yourself up with a subscription!!! I won’t be updating my running blog, teaching blog, or reading blog anymore. irunreadteach will be my new blog. Did I say go ahead and get over there and subscribe?????? πŸ™‚

I transferred almost ALL of my content from my other 3 blogs to the new one so there will be TONS of stuff for you to peruse!

AND-I just wrote my 1st post for that blog-Libby, it’s for you-my 5k trail run that I did a couple of weeks ago. Here’s the link to that post:Β http://irunreadteach.wordpress.com/2012/05/12/madhatters-5k-trail-run/

I might even have a giveaway in the next couple of weeks for a lucky-um-reader-um-subscriber of my new blog!! πŸ™‚

Love ya’ll,

Shannon

 

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My 2nd 5k race!!By the w

Oh yeah! I ran my 2nd 5k race yesterday afternoon. The Auburn University Pharmacy school was sponsoring it. It had some steady inclines throughout and some flat areas. The 1st incline was the worst. πŸ™‚

My time-I think- was 34:30, but not exactly sure. My time in my 1st 5k back in February was 39:52 so I was PLEASED!!! Of course, today I ran 4 miles in 53 minutes-guess I was dragging from yesterday. πŸ™‚

Here’s a picture of my bib.

Here is “moi” before the race:

Here is my wonderful husband who just LOVED going with me to this race! πŸ™‚ Let me explain a little. He’s a country boy (if you can’t tell). He works 6 days a week in another state where he stays while he works. He comes home on Saturday nights and leaves at 3:30 am on Monday mornings headed back. We have 74 acres of land with cows, horses, donkeys. He also takes care of another guy’s cows on about 300 acres of land in a nearby county. Needless to say I was proud that he only made one negative comment yesterday concerning his “Sunday” that was pretty much taken up with my race. He said, ” I’m more behind this weekend than any other weekend.” That’s not too bad is it? πŸ™‚ On a sidenote-he has interviewed with a company back home and goes for his 2nd interview this upcoming Monday (4/2/12). Please.pray. πŸ™‚

I know he is thinking about me-NOT cows! πŸ™‚

Here we come-of course I’m a “back of the pack” kind of gal!

Β We’ve only just begun!

Β Still smiling at this point!

The long stretch home!

I’m still running and almost finished!

I’m smiling again!! Because I can see the finish line!

Yes, I did it. I saw the finish line and sprinted toward it. It was either that or fall out before I got there. πŸ™‚

January 1st was the beginning of this adventure in running and losing weight, and I’m so.glad. I.started. πŸ™‚

By the way, one of the pharmacy students that I ran with for awhile asked me to come and speak at a meeting for their Alabama Obesity Task Force after I shared my story of 163 lbs to 136 lbs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚

Thanks to my wonderful daughter for taking these great pictures!

 

My 1st 5k

Oh, yeah!! I finished my 1st 5k this past Saturday!! Woohoo!! πŸ™‚

39 minutes and 52 seconds-I know, that’s slow, but hey-I did it!

It was a trail run with 4 hills, but the GREAT news was that that last mile was flat and D O W N H I L L!

My brother ran it with me (he used to do some triathalons, but is just now getting back into all of it). He motivated me the ENTIRE time!! Here are some pictures of my BIG DAY! Now I can’t wait to register for the next one! It’s like a high for me!

Shawn and I BEFORE the race.

This is when I still had some energy (before the race)!

The light at the end of the tunnel!

Closer…..

I almost cried at this point-click on the picture and you can tell-I even look a little crosseyed!!

Can you tell I was pumped????

Thank you Shawn for helping me complete this 5k!! I love you, brother!

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