Back To Flat, Part 2.88

I know, I KNOW, I should have finished this series already, but aren’t you having so much fun reading about my progress with Abs, Core, and Pelvic Floor and following along with me on this specific fitness journey?!?

My 10k race in my hometown was this past weekend in Cincinnati, OH. I participated in the event with my oldest brother, one of my uncles, a friend and her sister, and my mother. The good news: we all finished and were awarded our medals–see picture below of me with my family for proof:

Left to right: my mom, uncle, oldest brother, and myself

The bad news: I did not get to run it. Not one single step. I was in a car accident on my way to the airport that awakened some aches from a previous car accident last Fall (still trying to figure out what the Universe wants me to know that I’m not getting!) so it was not a good idea for me to run so soon after. Also, my beautiful mama, who is also seen with me in this posts’ featured pic, could not run at all due to a knee issue. There was no way ANYway I was going to let her finish her first race alone, so we walked and finished it together. More good news: our team for next year is already growing! I’ve recruited another cousin to join our crew and my mom is working on her coworkers.

I’m back home, extremely jet-lagged and doing some short HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workouts along with my tummy exercises this week. I took my waist and hip measurements just this morning–not where I want to be but still better than when I started this program. I’m looking for another race to run in the Los Angeles area this fall–you know I love my goals to look forward to to help keep me going. Contemplating the Long Beach Half Marathon but that training is very hard on my body, so maybe I’ll “settle” on another 10k. Either way, I’ll be running another race this fall and hope to have my core back by that time. Already looking forward to it!

P.S. Mama–if you’re reading this, I’m SO PROUD of you for finishing the race. When I got home and your grandson was looking at my medal, he asked me if I won. I told him that no, I didn’t win but I did finish and that’s what’s most important. I learned that from you. *love and hugs*


  1. Vic Emerson

    May 10, 2018 at 6:36 am

    I love the Flying Pig 10k. Even better with family. I’m already registered for 2019 proud of my big sister

  2. Kat Damiani

    May 13, 2018 at 7:53 am

    Awesome! Congrats on finishing the race and I’m happy you got to see your family too. Happy Mother’s Day!!

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