Just Heather
Mamavation Monday: Wine at the Line

Two months ago, when I signed up for Wine at the Line, I set a goal to run the whole thing. Then? I spent the two weeks leading up to it super sick. It was all I could do to stay active, but I didn’t finish the Couch to 5K program. In fact, I didn’t even run. I figured I’d be lucky to get through the race at all, but I did want to at least beat my time from Outrun the Sun.

Breathing was tough, between my asthma and the lingering cold. Then, my knee started hurting around the midway point. And, still? I finished a full 5 minutes faster than my last 5K! It all comes down to being in better overall shape than I was 4 months ago. Even though I didn’t run much leading up to the race, I was still active.

There was boot camp and EA Sports, but my Daily Mile profile is looking a little thin. Time to get back on my feet and finish this thing! I’m restarting the Couch to 5K program next week. This time, with the support of a group of local Twitter friends. We’ve been discussing a December 5K, with BgKahuna’s inspiration.

Personally, I think that sounds crazy cold, but the training part sounds good, at least. I tend to stick with things more when I know others are working at it, too. I feel like people are counting on me or something. It worked well for the 30 Day Shred. So, a Couch to 5K group should get me going!

Plus, I did buy another month of Indy Boot Camps. I’m excited to continue the training. I’ve been amazed at how much I’m enjoying group fitness. I never really thought I would like it, but it’s actually pretty inspirational. Check back later this week for an entire post on things that surprised me about boot camp. And next week, I’ll post after pics!

Starting Weigh-In: 195 pounds
This Week’s Weigh-In: 173 pounds
No weight loss this week
Total Mamavation Weight Loss: 22 pounds
BMI: 24.8

This post is sponsored by Brita and I took the Brita Challenge to be entered into a giveaway hosted by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women. I have also received a free month of fitness boot camp from Indy Boot Camps to facilitate a series of posts on my weight loss journey. All opinions are, as always, 100% mine.

7 Responses to “Mamavation Monday: Wine at the Line”

  1. What a wonderful post! 5 minutes faster than your last race is awesome! Congratulations!! Have a good week!!

  2. YAY! LOVE that you still went out and ran the race – even if it was tough for you. 🙂 You did awesome with taking that much time off your last 5k. Seriously. Awesome.

  3. Kimberly @christlikemommy on

    You seriously kick butt! I am so proud! I can’t wait to see pics from the race!

  4. Great job!! Good luck with the 5K program. I am sure this time around it will be even easier and you will come out with an amazing time in December. 🙂

  5. AWESOMESAUCE! Seriously you are such a great inspiration and I love hearing about your journey. GREAT job on the 5 min you shaved off your time 🙂

  6. Congrats on sticking with it and finishing at a better time even though you’ve had a round, crummy-feeling couple of weeks.
    Good luck with restarting the couch to 5k!

  7. YAY! LOVE that you still went out and ran the race – even if it was tough for you. You did awesome with taking that much time off your last 5k. Seriously. Awesome.