Friday, August 27, 2010

Couch to 5K - End of Week 2

Week 2 -

Brisk five-minute warm up walk.
Then alternate 90 seconds of jogging and two minutes of walking for a total of 20 minutes (6 reps of each).
Five-minute cool down walk.

YAY I did it!!  I didn't slow down, I didn't end early, I didn't cheat...I did all three days this week just as I was supposed to!

I know it doesn't seem like much a challenge but today was.  I felt great going into it and I was excited to start but when I hit my first run my right shin and my left knee started hurting.  Ack!  But I pushed through it and didn't stop.  I am so glad I did because when I finished, I was very proud of myself. 

I have to admit, I'm a little nervous going into next week but I WILL DO THIS!!!!

Happy Friday everyone!!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


I have none...LOL

Man I don't know what it is this week but I just cannot get with it to work!!!!  I should NOT be this way because I am damn lucky to be working right now as it is!!! 

I was laid off at the end of March but thankfully was rehired by my company at the end of June doing close to the same thing as I was before which was perfect!  Nothing like starting a new job knowing 80% of it already huh???

Ok ok ok...better get back to work :)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Monday is here again!

I don't mind Mondays really, they aren't so bad. 

I had a fantastic weekend so maybe that's why I was ok with today.  Friday night was low key, rented movies.  Saturday night was a night out at a comedy club.  I haven't laughed like that in a long time.  Guy Torry was the main act and he was really good!  Sunday was a complete BUM day! 

I was supposed to go out of town for one of my good friend's 40th birthday parties but I had the kiddos off and on sporatically through out the weekend so I couldn't commit to that :(  SORRY NINJA STEVE!!!

Now it's back to work, back to school, back to routine, back to reality...need I go on??

By the way, W2D1 of the C25K program...not so bad after all!  I do have to admit the 30 additional seconds added on to the running party was a little tough at first but I managed to adjust to it.  I listed to a podcast that talks you through it so that helped because I wasn't looking at the time on the treadmill.  In fact, I don't think I looked at the time through the entire 30 minutes on there today.  I like that!!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Couch to 5K - End of Week 1

Has anyone completed this program??

Well I have finally decided to follow a program for running...crazy concept I know but I have tried to get into running for way too long.  I figured with this program, I can't go wrong...right?  LOL 

It's basically a nine week program where you slowly go from more walking than running to obviously being able to run 3.1 miles aka 5k without walking at all.  All by doing three 2-30 minute workouts a week.  Shoot I do that anyways!!

I want to sign up for a 5k race for the weekend after I finish or the following weekend to see how good of a time I can get!!! I have a personal goal that I want to beat and get personal best time so far was from MY FIRST RACE EVER! Don't you think I should be improving?? haha Of course I have excuses (shin splints, hot weather, blah blah blah) that have hindered me since that first race but I need to stop with the excuses and just push forward!!

So for the next nine weeks on Fridays I will post about my progress and how I am feeling.  Today I completed W1D3 (week 1, day 3) and honestly, it felt good.  It really wasn't too difficult this week but in looking ahead to future weeks, I just can't imagine doing it but I gotta get in the mind set that I CAN DO THIS!!!!

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Once again it's School Time!!

My kiddos are back in school...Kyler is 14 and is a freshman now.  Oh and he also has his permit so watch out on the roads!!  Miranda is 11 and started middle school as a 6th grader.  Both were SO exited to start today which made it super easy on me!

I of course started back with my gym routine after I dropped them off.  I have aquired a liking for running, not a full obsession yet, just a liking.  I have done a handful of 5k races which I really love but it just got way too hot to do them so I took a hiatus and will start them back up now that the weather has cooled off. 

I actually have my windows open this morning, we've had 100+ temps for so many days it's a welcomed change to have cool, cloudy days for a bit.

Thanks for the welcomes back...I think I might stay for awhile :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Baby Steps...

Pssst....look who's back :) 

NO I am not pregnant aka baby steps LOL

It's been almost a year and I am thinking of starting this back up but am not 100% sure. 

I'm sure everyone has bailed on following me but maybe not!!!