Update: Not Good At All

Here it goes. The moment of truth. I got sick about 2 weeks before the 5K, so some time near the end of last month. I finished the C25K program, but I have not run a full 5K since then. It was hard. I was blowing my nose a lot and coughing up phlegm. It was gross. Since then I have maybe worked out twice a week and have not been eating very well...like at all. I have been too afraid to step on the scale, but I did it anyways this morning. 203.4. Ugh. I never did a post for it, but on 5/25, I was 194.8. See. I was happy.

I'm going the wrong way. I'm going to try to be better. I only have a month before my next IVF cycle. I wanted to lose as much weight as possible so that it is less that I will weigh post baby. This is disappointing. I may pick up some water pills and hope that some of this weight drops off within the next week. My first week of counting calories and exercising, I used water pills and lost 8 pounds. Hopefully I can do it again.

I did not sleep well last night, so I'm going to go take a nap and hope to wake up refreshed and do some Zumba and/or get on the treadmill. I got the carpet dancers for doing Zumba in my living room. I've been doing it in my socks...no shoes...which I know is not good for my feet/ankles/knees. I look forward to using these and hope that they make dancing on the carpet easier.....like they are supposed to.


5K Foam Fest 2014

June 7th was the 5K Foam Fest. It is a foam and mud run and it was SO much fun! Let me just say that it is impossible to run the whole thing, so it is more of a "fun run." A normal 5K run should take about 35-40 minutes for me. A lot of this 5K, we had to take it slow because there were many sections of the trail that we very wet and slippery. We also had to wait to do obstacles. Sometimes we went right thru them, sometimes we waited a minute, and once we waited at least 10 minutes. Because of this and waiting for teammates, it took us 1 hour and 18 minutes to complete the course. We definitely tried to run as much as possible though. 
Here are some pictures from the day of the run:
Just arriving and squeaky clean!
Crawling through the dirt!
Slipping in the muddy foam!
Running through the Mike's Hard Lemonade Obstacle!
The slide wasn't wet enough!
I didn't make it all of the way down!
FINISHED! The hubby and I are FAR from clean!
This is our team: (L to R) Mike, Me, Steve (FIL),
Terri (FIL's gf), Jeanette (SIL), and Sean (SIL's bf)
Showing off my number and muddiness!
 We really had a blast! I highly recommend this fun run! I really want to sign up for next year because it is half off right now, but I'm not sure if I will have a newborn next year or if I'll be pregnant, so I have to wait. I'm going to be angry if we are still going through treatments. :P