Monday, September 10, 2012

Mondays in Love: PROGRESS!!

This Monday, I give you this wonderful, happy, joyful bit of an update:
(for those of you newer to my blog, I was pregnant last fall and had a baby in early April)

August was my highest mileage month since freaking JANUARY!! (yes, that's purple just because I'm that excited!) Yes, it was a measly 28.5 miles, but it was a glorious, I-found-time-somehow 28.5 mile love fest. It is a steady building back up from only walking a few miles in April and May. It was a huge step up from July.  And I'm on track to increase that number again this month. 

AND, I collected my first post-baby hardware this weekend! On Saturday I ran another local 5k, where I took 3rd place female 30-34 (I know--who gives out medals for that at a 5k? These people, I suppose) and I won a door prize for a $10 gift certificate to a coffee shop near my work that is supposed to be ah-mazing. But my favorite part? I improved on last weekend's 5k time by about 40 seconds. I think that's the part that was the sweetest. Even if I did almost get beat (seriously) by a 10ish year old. What? Leave me alone. She was fast. 
Show of hands--how many of you have this race shirt? I loved that race!

7 comments:

Raquelita said...

You should definitely be thrilled with that progress! Congrats on placing in (y)our age group!

Redhead Running said...

Hooray for PROGRESS!!!! Well done lady, you are def making a comeback! :)

{lifeasa}RunningMom said...

I love it when 5K's give out medals! They should because people are still training hard and pushing themselves. Congrats on the medal and an awesome running month.

P.S. Yes, the baby weight does eventually go away. Mine seemed to once I stopped thinking about hit and hid the scale.

Running Around Acres said...

Way to go Joanna. Guess i may have to hit the roads again as soon as my toe heals. (toes and landscaping blocks do not mix). I can't let you get to far in front of me.

Neophyte TriDuRun said...

Congrats on your post-baby blingage! I have that shirt although it's not one of my favorites. :( Too much graphics make it heavy when I'm all sweaty!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Ha, I don't have the shirt but I have several sweatshirts from that race! Damnit, I can't use the pregnancy card!

Run Jess Run said...

I love that shirt. One of my best races:)