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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

More Stuff on Running, supporters & my Playlist.

I know. It's all about running up in here--who have I become? really? But, it'll be back to normal around here shortly. But this week, I'm getting pumped as you know. 

Yesterday, I pretty much had a perma-smile ALL day. Your comments? oh.my.gah. Thank you, so much. Truly. I had a moment in the car yesterday on the way home from Target. Where I literally just let myself truly reflect on how far I've come in the last year, and I cried. I don't think I've let myself really do that yet. I was just so filled with gratefulness. Not only am I someone who just lost the weight, but I'm getting fit. Something I never thought I'd be.

I let myself splurge (as *splurging* as Target can be) on some better running gear. Up until this point I've been wearing a hodge podge of things to run in, mainly my $5 walmart tights, that truly? Didn't do the trick in holding it all in. 

So this? Is much better. I feel good.

I was floating yesterday. Literally. Between the blog comments, and then the instagram comments on the above photo using words like "skinny" and "hot". Um? Okay. I mean, those are not normally words in my vocabulary, but goodness gracious, did it make a girl feel good. Indeed. 

I think the high of the day had me anticipating my run that evening so much. All the support. All the encouragement. I was pumped up and ready to run. And so last night? I completed my first ever 5K distance, which I guess means one thing---I'm ready for Saturday!!

So what if I'm not 'fast'--I ran the whole time!

When my run was done, I practically flew in the door to tell Declan with tears in my eyes that I DID IT! I did it! I can run a 5K! He was more than supportive. He just kept saying how proud he was of me and how far I've come since January. He's all "you're a real life story of success, babe"...he's so sweet, that man.

So this morning, I decided to weigh myself for the first time in weeks. As you know I've stopped counting points and doing weight watchers officially a month or so ago. I thought I had been maintaining pretty well. But, it turns out, I have lost another 2'ish lbs! I think I can attribute that to running. So this means my actual weight loss is 47lbs total. Fourty-Seven. Holy. 

Then, I started writing down the names of those of you supporting me. And I was humbled. 

And since you asked me to share my running playlist with you? I figured, why not? So what if I listen to dirty music that pumps me up to run? Maybe it'll help motivate some of you, too. So here's my list. Of course, it's longer then needs be--but these are just some of the songs that help me to power through.

You Make Me Feel-Cobra Starship

DJ got us falling in love-USHER

Fire Burning-Sean Kingston

Party in the USA- Miley Cyrus

Love you like a Love Song- Selena Gomez

Just a Dream- Nelly

Umbrella-Rihanna

We R who we R- Kesha

Sexy & I know it- LMFAO

Tik Tok- Kesha

Don’t stop the music-Rihanna

Moves like Jagger- Maroon5

Dynamite-Taio Cruz

Blow-Kesha

ET-Katy Perry

Disturbia-Rhianna


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I can't thank you enough. This week has been awesome so far.

61 comments:

  1. Moves like Jagger? Excellent work out song!! I concur, you look excellent :) Work it girl!

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  2. You look great! beautiful and you look so skinny!! you make me motivated to run (which i absolutely hate)!

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  3. You are a huge inspiration! Keep up the good work!!

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  4. Holy crap you look HAWT.

    What app are you using to track your running? I need a good one!

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  5. Congratulations on your weight loss. It takes perseverance and you DID it!!! Your picture at the family dressing room in Target is much to familiar :)p.s LOVE your playlist! I want to go dancing now, lol

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  6. So awesome that you're getting FIT!! I'm so so impressed and inspired by you :) So glad that you're having such a great week!

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  7. You need to post more pics of yourself because you look amazing!!! Such an inspiration. Congrats girl, and good luck this weekend!

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  8. You inspire me! I gotta get on this running train before there is a permanent assprint in the sofa.

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  9. Great playlist! I am going to add some of these to mine!

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  10. For those who dont comment much, you inspired me to comment!! What an inspiration ... You go girlll... Enjoy that 5k and the awesome runners high after - you deserve it!!!

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  11. Wow! You look so awesome! I love that running outfit! I was happy that I at least knew some of the songs on your playlist (I am SO out the music loop lately). I'll have to check the rest out.

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  12. You look amazing! Congrats on the 5K, I've been wanting to sign up for one :)

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  13. Skinneeeeeez! Look at you! Oh mah word, if I could EVER put myself in running tights again? I'd never stop talking about it :)

    Fire Burning is on my list, too. My husband makes fun of me (because it's "old" ???) but it puts extra pep in my step!

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  14. LOVE LOVE LOVE the playlist! THANK YOU! :)

    And when you're listening to Sexy and I Know it, I hope you are running and proud and thinking "Yes, I am sexy and I Know it." Because girl- YOU ARE!

    Keep up the good work! You're such an inspiration!

    PS- Slightly disappointed there's no Justin Bieber on that playlist! haha

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  15. Hello hottie!! You should be SO proud of yourself. Seriously. You are gonna rock that 5K.

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  16. Happy for you!! You have earned every high you are feeling right now- good job!!

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  17. Oh my gosh! That is too funny because my first ever 5k I did a few years back (which was a huge accomplishment for me at the time too!) I finished it in 36:36 exactly! haha Looks like your on the same path I am! :) Again, GOOD LUCK!

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  18. I like your playlist.. I need to add some of those songs to mine. Mine is usually filled with just people I want to look like, such as Carrie Underwood. For some reason listening to her reminds me I want to have legs like her so I get more motivated to run haha. But Nelly and Usher are probably a lot more fun to actually run too haha.

    Congrats on everything you have accomplished! Good luck this weekend!

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  19. Again! You look FAB! Way to go girl! KICK SATURDAYS BOO-TAY!

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  20. I've just come across your blog about a month ago. I'm a mom of two boys and love reading about other momma's experiences. I hope you have a wonderful run this weekend. I have never had a desire to do any kind of running and am always in awe of anyone who pushes and challenges themselves for something so wonderful. Good luck!

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  21. Lookin' good! You're totally ready for Saturday =) Get ready for the high at the end of the race...I don't know if it's finishing something you trained for, or thought that you couldn't do, but that's the only time I EVER get runner's high.

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  22. You look amazing! And...I'm so excited to hear all about your 5k. You will do awesome. I know it.

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  23. You look awesome and you are a big inspiration. I just started a diet and running every night.....I hope I can keep up with it and see the awesome results that you have!! Good Job

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  24. Great playlist Momma! Glad you are having a week full of warm and fuzzies! Those are the best! Keep up the awesome work and attitude - it's contagious!

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  25. Kesha is my total running guilty pleasure!

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  26. Looking good!!!! Congratulations...you'll do fantastic on Saturday!!

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  27. You seriously look great! Well done, lady. :)

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  28. You look amazing and are quite inspirational! C:

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  29. You look so amazing!! I love the new running outfit. I have almost all of those songs on my IPOD too! haha, hey it works! :)

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  30. You are so inspiring Katie and woot woot, you are looking like a hot mama in that pic! :)

    I hope in 6 months I can say the same for myself and and be along the fit train myself.

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  31. I can't say enough how great you look and how proud I am of you Katie!!

    And you MUST add David Guetta's song "Without You" to your playlist. I float on air when that song comes on and have been known to put it on a repeat... ;)

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  32. I'm going through your archives and I'm at the beginning of this year and just passed a post of a before and during picture and you looked great then and amazing now!
    That was a ridiculously long sentence, haha.

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  33. Congratulations, Mama!! You're going to kiss some serious a$$ this weekend!

    And, you may or may not have inspired me to - A. buy a treadmill, and B. run a 5K...eventually. ;) Seriously. Thanks for the playlist! This will definitely help a non-runner like me.

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  34. Seeing Miley Party in the USA on your list just made me love you more!

    And who knew that had such cute running gear at Target? It doesn't hurt that it's on a hottie!

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  35. OMG...and when I say kiss, I mean KICK!! HAHA Whoops!

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  36. Girl, you look fantastic!! You should be so very proud of yourself. Love reading your blog, thanks for sharing this journey!

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  37. You DO look so skinny! I'm so inspired by your journey too. It makes me feel like I can be fit! ..I'm now making a running playlist ha.

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  38. Wow!! One hot mama you are!!! You go girl!!!

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  39. Ok, you officially look all sporty now!!! Love the running clothes. You are a runner so you deserve to look the part. I can really see the muscle definition in your calves. And I'll join you in admitting that "dirty" hip-hop/pop type music is awesome for working out! :c) My husband thinks it's hilarious that I like to work out to Sean Kingston, Flo Rida, Eminem, and the like...

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  40. Try Rihanna "We Found Love" and Beyonce "Schoolin' Life"
    SO puts me in the mood!!!

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  41. You look awesome! Such a huge inspiration!

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  42. Katie!!

    I know I don't comment often anymore ( i read from my phone via google reader, so it's harder to comment), anyway, I read everyday! While I've been reading about your progress and goals, I've been cheering you on all along. I knew that you could do it, you're very good at persevering :-) So, just know that I'm here in Iowa, cheering you on on Saturday and I am also very proud of you! Good luck lady!

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  43. Katie- you look freaking AMAZING!!!! You should be proud because that is an incredible accomplishment to be able to run
    5K and lose 47 lbs! You're superwoman!!! Best of luck this weekend! I'll be cheering you on from NJ! :)

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  44. You look great! You've come so far! You should be very proud of yourself. You are going to rock the 5k!

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  45. My first 5k was completely emotional. I was so proud and excited and overwhelmed at what I was able to accomplish.

    Like you, I've had a hard time feeling like a runner, yet in the 10 years since my first 5k I have run several more 5ks, 10ks and a half marathon. Each accomplishment is as much of a rush as the previous one.

    Enjoy your run this weekend!

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  46. Congratulations! You look great! :)

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  47. Just saw this & LOVE it! & the playlist too:o)

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  48. Girl.... I don't know if you have more than one Lauren on that list, but it made me happy to see my name.... Because girl, you are a ROCK STAR and so glad I can be here to cheer you on!!! Again, so proud of you :)

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  49. You do look tiny! & I love that pink jacket! :-)

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  50. So impressed by all you have accomplished. Inspiring girl!

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  51. Love the running gear. Also, if you think THAT music is dirty, I won't tell you my favorite songs to work out to. I know you aren't judgy but trust me, they might make anyone side-eye my playlist. ;)

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  52. You look awesome in the picture!!! Totally ready to rock the 5k on Saturday. I love your uggs in the background, too. I'm glad you let yourself splurge & get them. They keep your feet really warm in the winter... just try not to step in slush while wearing them. (lesson learned by me)

    Good luck on Saturday. You will rock it.
    Joy,
    Sara

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  53. Good luck on Saturday! You will do awesome! I bet more 5K's are in your future. Running/racing is addictive :)

    One word of advice..you might want to test out your new gear if you are planning to run in it on Saturday. You don't want to have any unexpected troubles (chafing..riding..general uncomfortableness) with the clothes.

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  54. Yay, you! I'm trying to reach my 3.10 miles today because my first 5k is in 16 days! And, I've been eyeballing new gear from Target as well, since it's transitioning to cold here and all I have is the gear that I started training with. It's a great feeling, isn't it? And you look so good and you can tell from your smile that you feel good!

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  55. you look AMAZING!!! You're slim and sporty ;)
    Thanks for inspiring me of doing weight watchers, too. This stuff is great. I started September this year and already lost 8kg (= 17lbs).

    Good luck on Saturday!!

    P.S. your babygirl is the sweetest!!

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  56. Hooray!! A 5K is big stinkin' deal momma! You should be so very proud of your accomplishments. Truly an inspiring story that keeps getting better each day. Your family has to be so proud of you:)

    One Sexy & HOTT momma you are...just sayin'.

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  57. You look amazing!! Good luck on Saturday!

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  58. You are looking good Momma!!! Awesome gear....I can see the skinny-ness!

    PS: Eme? Too adorable! <3 her!!!!

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  59. You look awesome & I know that, no matter how fast you do it, you will cross that finish line running the whole way :)

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