Chasing my Fit: Beast to Beauty

20140427-201442.jpgMy first mud run!  I am so sore from that experience.  I did not think that a person that has overcome the soreness feeling after a half marathon could feel the soreness this much from a 5 mile mud run!  HOLY MOLEY!  I have a whole new respect for them. This was a ton of steep hills, mud to pull yourself through up to your chest and 5 miles to top it off. It wasn't at all what I expected (more like obstacles...wall climbing or something). But let me tell you...I'm SORE! I ran up every hill (or crawled depending on the steepness & mud). Ran with what felt like 10 extra pounds caked on me. And experienced something so awesome...random strangers helping you through. This poor girl was foot completely suctioned in while in mud at our waists. I was holding her one arm helping her pull while 2 other people were trying to wiggle her leg out. I didn't care that her mud covered arm was around my shoulders. And she was so thankful. Later on I was trying to go up a slippery steep hill. Adrian was in front of me to try to get footing to help me up but then this guy behind me was actually helping me find the footing on my own. He kept yelling to Adrian, "it's alright...I won't let her fall". was a lot of fun but in what I got to see with random acts of kindness and encouragement...made all the mud worth it. I love the race community so much for moments like these.

Here goes now…

Highest weigh-in to date: 243.5 lbs on 3/11/2008  (The day I went in to labor with Aiden. Not sure if I had been higher. I do remember wearing 18/20 mostly & being sized at a 22 for a bridesmaids dress.)

Weight as of today: 155.0 lbs

Total loss: 88.5 lbs

Body Fat %: 26.4% (Only re-doing every 15th when I take new measurements)

BMI: 25.2

Weight goal: 134 lbs (last seen in high school)


  • 30 weeks postpartum and 5 weeks after weaning.
  • Day 12 of Guns, Buns & Abs 30 day challenge!
  • Been earning money for my good habits on the app Pact!
  • Started on the new Stroller Warrior “I ran to Afghanistan” campaign…113.42/250 miles
  • Fitness Group on Facebook
  • MARSOC 5 miler mud run DONE!!!
  • Run for Warriors Half Marathon after that!
  • Full force with logging in my MyFitnessPal

Recipes tried this week! You can find the pin board of them here