Saturday, May 22, 2010

What The Hail?

Utah Weather is CRAZY!!!!
Today I ran my first 5 miles!!! Well 5.4 to be exact :)
 When I started out my run it was semi sunny and nice! About 10 minutes into it I was greeted by ugly gray skies, about 5 more minutes and HAIL, it was hitting my teeth and getting stuck in my eye lashes. Once the hail passed it was rainy and windy!!!!! This wasn't going to stop me from running my first 5 mile run though :)
The temperature was a cool 49 degrees.
I was STRONG though and finished PROUD!!!
Today I ran 5.4 miles in 1 hour and 11 seconds!!!!

I would have NEVER thought I could do this until I tried.

What have you accomplished that you thought you NEVER could?

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56 comments:

Yours in Fitness said...

Congrats Lindsay on your first 5.4 ;) mile run!! Way to go! What have I accomplished that I haven't thought I could? Pull-ups! I've been trying forever to master a pull-up and I am finally there! I am up to 5 chin-ups (easier version) and one full pull-up. Yay!

Maria
www.huffandbuff.com

Lianna said...

Yay! Congrats on 5 miles!
I'm still working on my accomplishment, I never thought I could lose more than 10 pounds. I've never lost more than that, but this time around I'm determined to lose that and more.

Marisa (Loser for Life) said...

Congrats on a great run! Even through hail! You're a trooper for sure :)

Tami said...

Congrats! That is so cool. You looks strong and fit!

I am working out with weights, never use to think I would do that!

tallmama said...

Now that is persiverance!! Way to go!!

Michelle said...

5 miles in hail and crazy rain & wind? Now that's impressive! BTW I passed on a blogger award to you in my latest post.

I'm still working on my latest goal - running a half marathon.....some day!

Lisa Eirene said...

Wow you finished your run in hail! Hardcore!!

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

Congratulations on your five! The fact that you ran in hail makes it more like 10 in my book!

Joy said...

Hi Lindsay, YOU ROCK!! Way to go - that is a great accomplishment. I accomplished today, what I thought I would never do and that is...I finally got on a rowboat! There were 16 people on the boat, we did racing starts, rowing drills and even played chicken with a barge...just for a second. That was scary!! It was fantastic. I would encourage everyone to try something they thought they would never do. It's life changing!!

MAJL said...

Congrats! And good for you for not letting the weather get you down.

Summer said...

Wow! Congrats!!! :) And in a storm no less. Amazing...

Well, I just started running and I would have never thought that I could run for a full two minutes. I know that sounds lame, but it is a big deal for me! :)

Jess said...

Wow, that's AWESOME!!! I can't believe you ran through hail! : )

How did you start out running? Did you build up from walking to jogging to running or have you always been a runner?

Katie said...

Go YOU!!

that TOPS lady said...

Wow you are so awesome!!!! I think I'm going to be a runner...when I have a little less fat to flop around! :)

✯FiTCETERA✯ said...

I don't think even a postal worker would've run in that! :D

Way to Go, Lindsay!

LaShaune said...

Congratulations. You have mountains of determination. I finished my 1st Turbo Kickboxing class (and the last chance workout one to boot) today. It's been many moons since I finished a class. I usually come up with some lame excuse about being overheated (not really an excuse) but today I worked through it and finished.

You didn't let a little rain, wind or hail stop you! Awesome.

Lori said...

Bravo!! I love how you persevered no matter what :D

I just did a 60 mile bike ride, never have gone that far before!

Karen R said...

Very cool! Way to go, through hail and back :)

to dream the KIMpossible dream said...

Awesome job! Man, I wish we had your weather...well kinda...not the hale part - that's just crazy, but totally jealous of the 49 - it was 86 while I was running and ridiculously humid. Ugh. =)

Deb Willbefree said...

What fun pictures...so cute! congratulations. That run definitely belongs in the Weight Loss Warrior's Battle Log. :)

Deb

Fashion Meets Food said...

dang you are kicking some serious running booty!!! I have a 5k soon and I can't even run 3 miles... actually I cant even run 1! yikes!


xo

H Love said...

you are a rock star! I wish my eyelashes were long enough to catch hail! this is just the beginning....way to go! love the shorts...where did you get them?

Gina; The Candid RD said...

Congrats to YOU! that's major accomplishment, and I hope you are VERY proud of yourself.

The weather here in Ohio has been crazy too. This afternoon it was 45 degrees and raining, then this evening it was sunny and almost 75. Tomorrow it's supposed to be 85 degrees!

Lisa said...

Congrats! That is so exciting! I am still intimidated by being able to run a mile, but I'll make it! This was a very inspiring post!!! Thanks so much for sharing it :)

Lisa said...

Congrats! Milestones like that are awesome aren't they? Nice job!

Pur weather in CA is crazy too. It's the middle of May and I'm still sleeping in fleece pj's :)

AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

nice job!

and i have to say, i'm so glad you started this blog now for you (& us) to continue documenting your journey. ;-)

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

That happened to my hubby and I mid run on a 4 miler, only we had the kids in the doublejogger. I felt like a HORRIBLE Mom.. Thankfully I brought the rain cover or they would have been pelted with hail. CONGRATS!

Me, Only Better said...

You rock! Way to go!

julielopez3 said...

Congrats on your first 5.4.. you're right this is crazy weather we are having. Way to hang in there and run is such crazy unpredictable weather.

I Will Lay Down My Idols said...

Wow Lindsay - awesome job on the weight loss! You're an inspiration! Thanks for commenting on my blog -- any advice would be appreciated! Great job on the running! Wow! I'm proud of you.
D

Reen said...

Congratulations on your first "over 5 mile run". Great job! Good for you! Feels great, doesn't it?

Molly said...

Nice job!!! I never thought I could run a half marathon last fall, but I did!

what wacky weather!

Julie said...

Wahooooooooo!!!! I am so happy for you! That is incredibly awesome Lindsay.

Julie said...

Nice job on the five miles!! You will be running a half marathon before you know it:) Cute pictures!

karen said...

What a rock star!!! That's awesome!

Valerie @ itsonly100pounds said...

Lindsay, that is so cool you are outside running in the hail!

Liz said...

I did a marathon today - I never thought I could accomplish that!

Weather in Utah sounds like British weather!

Juliana said...

Haha, that sounds like Alaskan weather all the time! I have lost 37lbs so far.. never thought I could do that!

OrangeBlossom said...

Great job running 5.4 miles today!!! Congrats on the weight loss.
I, too, have used running to loose weight; 40 lbs. Yesterday, I did my longest long run, 9 miles, in preparation for my first half marathon at the end of June. I never thought that I could run that far. Well, I did walk at mile 2, 4.5, and 7 ... but still I did 9 miles!!!

Valarie said...

Congratulations on your weight loss and run. I am still trying to learn to love running...I'm just not there yet. Your blog is so motivating, and I am so proud of you. I have lost 30 pounds, and have another 40 to go. Boy is it ever hard. I am so glad you found my blog, so I could find yours. You are now on my blog roll of favorite blogs. Can't wait to see what else you accomplish.
Have a wonderful day.
Valarie

That Pink Girl said...

Way to go! Congratulations on your first 5.4 miler!!! You've earned that feeling of accomplishment!

Kelly said...

Way to go girl!!!
You're not gonna let anything stop you!

Something I accomplished I never thought I would: triathlon! they are sprint tri's but I have now completed two and even beat my husband in the second one!!

Average A said...

Hey, Lindsay! Thank you for stopping by my blog! Yes, blisters are so frustrating! It's not really an "injury" but it sure is just as debilitating! Hopefully you aren't dealing with anything similar right now.

Congrats on your recent long run! You have every right to be so so proud of yourself, and I hope you have so many more successes and confidence-boosting runs soon! :) Keep up all your great work!
A

Melissa Miller said...

WOW! That is fantastic! :)

I'm Loving my Complicated Life! said...

This is GREAT!! So glad I found you btw. I am a new follower, and I am very excited to learn more about your journey!

Allison
lovingmycomplicatedlife.blogspot.com

Megan D said...

Great blog! That is amazing you ran for over 5 miles! I never thought I was a runner but then I just kind of.. made myself into one. I love it!

celmore said...

Congrats! Great job. Keep it up.

Nora said...

Wow! Great job! I like the pictures too.

Katy said...

I gave you an award...over on my blog :)

Melting Candy said...

I have this image now of someone running through snowcones!

Way to go girl for not letting something slow you down!

wendy said...

CONGRATS! You are *awesome*!

Christina said...

nice run! good for you :)

Missy said...

Great job sticking with your run!!! I'm such a wuss and give up at the first sign of bad weather. Way to power through!

teacherwoman said...

Nice job, girl! Way to perservere and run through the not-so-fun weather!

Fitness freak said...

Gosh sounds like you really were batteling the elements!

Well done, keep up the good work!!

Soph
x
barrettsfitness.blogspot.com

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