Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sleeping In My Workout Clothes

I'm not sure why I haven't posted but I haven't. I am still at it! Last night I even slept in my workout clothes to make sure that I had no excuses for getting up and going to the track. I am still running although the progress is really slow. Week 4 of the C25k has been running with me for a while. I can't seem to get past it. Today I started out pretty good. It was nice and cool. A welcomed change. I got through the first 3 minute run and then the next 5 minute run although it was hard. I kept telling my body to just keep moving. There was another runner out on the track today so it helped me not to stop. But the next run cycle was a different story. My shins have been hurting for days and yesterday's workout with Jillian's 30 Day shred and today didn't help them feel any better. I hate excuses so I have been trying to push through it. I know that my body is doing something new so I am going to get sore. Anyway, about a minute into the run, I just quit. I'm not sure why. I don't think it's because my body was too tired, I think that it was my mind. If I feel uncomfortable, my automatic response is to quit. I have got to stop doing that. I did finish up with a few 1 minute run/walks for about 30 or 40 minutes. So I can say that I am proud of what I did. I am determined not to quit. While I was on the track, I made a list of things that I have accomplished:

1. I can run for 5 minutes without I stopping.
2. I have gotten my weight under 200 pounds.
3. I find ways to motivate myself to exercise.
4. I get some kind of exercise in almost everyday.
5. I am eating healthy.

~ Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit. ~ Conrad Hilton

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


It happened Tuesday at 6 minutes 58 seconds into my run. I don't know what happened but I just jumped off the treadmill mid-run and decided I was done. But that's not at all like me. I am not a quitter. When I start something I finish it. So I got my head together and finished. Exercise is so mental. I know my body can do this. (At least that's what I tell myself.)

But I am happy to say that I finished the repeat of C25k Wk 3. Whoo hoo! There will be no threepeat and I am moving on to week 4. I am so proud of myself . I have already given running 5 minutes a test run and I did that too. I am convinced that completing the next few weeks is a mind game. My body can do this. Wish me luck!!!!

Since it's summer and I am not teaching or taking classes this summer, I have had a lot of time to read and think about the healthy goals that I want to achieve.

1. Excercise at least 5 times a week. ( 3 runs and 2 days of cross training)
2. Start eating a cleaner diet. ( I need to cut out the frozen meals, white sugar, and white flour.)
3. Drink more water.

Saturday, June 12, 2010


Week 3 of C25K is done. I finished up on Tuesday but unlike the past 2 weeks I didn't feel real accomplished. I really struggled with week 3. The 3 minute run was a killer for me. I kept trying to motivate myself by saying that 3 minutes is not a long time and it isn't but when you are not a runner and you are making your body run, it can feel like an eternity! But I made it! I did it. That is my small victory!

So with all that said, I am still on week 3. Yep, still there. I debated about whether I should repeat week 3 or move on to week 4. I know that this is not a perfect program and I should go at my own pace but then again I want to be sure that I am pushing myself and not whimping out. Well, I am definitely not whimping out but I need to feel more comfortable and confident with the minute run before moving on to 5.

This morning I got up and got on the dreadmill. (I'm starting to work with it and not against it.) It is far too hot to run outside. Falling out in 99 degree weather is not a good look for me. :) Today the 3 minute run felt so much better! It is amazing what your body can do after you get your mind refocused and your body a rest.

Question of the Day: What keeps you motivated to run?

Friday, June 4, 2010

So done....Hello Summer!

In short this week has been exhausting and happy! I finally got my classroom packed up and moved down the hall to my new room! Oh thank God for my teacher friends. Today was the last day of school for teachers and we spent it in a 6 hour training class. I have slept for probably a total of 20 hours since Monday. I say all of that to say that I have not had the time or energy to run!!! Tonight is dinner with my honey and hopefully a run in the morning. :)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


TOOT TOOT! I finished week 2 of C25k. I am excited and scared to move on to week 3. It seems like a big leap but I am ready for the challenge. I finished this week up on the treadmill because of all of the rain this weekend. I HATE THE TREADMILL!!! I try to like it to but I just don't! So I sat down and thought of some real reasons why me and the treadmill just don't get along.

1. I feel trapped. I like being outside with nature.

2. I feel like I don't have control. When I am outside and my body wants to slow down, it does. If I want to speed up, I can do that too. I don't have to wait for the treadmill to adjust. (Mine is ancient. This is probably the real problem. )

3. I am forced to challenge myself. Now I am a comfort zone kind of girl so ... it's hard to step out of my boundaries. But change is about pushing past your boundaries. Right?

I'm not over my hate for the treadmill but I think that I found it's purpose for me.

What did you do this weekend, today, or even this month that you want to toot about?
TOOT your own horn over at Me So Hongry's Blog.


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Feels So Goood !

Well, I didn't get that run in with J the other day. She chose to go to a scrimmage football game instead. Can you believe that???? :) And I just couldn't seem to get motivated the last few days. I am wearing myself thin at work . Closing out a classroom at the end of the year is a lot of work. It's sort of like shutting down a business. I am so ready for this to be over. Only 1 more full day and 2 half days. Whooo hooo! Anyway, enough school talk.

I got up this morning and I really did not want to run. It was like an angel was sitting on one shoulder and a devil on the other. After a chat with my honey (where he impersonated Harvey from Celebrity Fit Club to get me up and moving) I got going. I love that man. (My honey, not Harvey.) I went to the school track, of all places, so that I could work on cleaning out my room when I finished my run. It was hot! You have got to love South Carolina summers to live here. But I made it through and although I was super sweaty and hot when I finished, I felt sooooo good. Why do we resists exercising when it feels so good afterward?

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Quick Post-C25k Week 2

I probably should not have decided to start a blog in the middle of closing out the school year and moving rooms. I have a 1,000 things going on at once in my head. Well, with that said, now for the running update. I AM STILL AT IT! I am very proud of myself for completing week 1. Yes, I am rejoicing in the small victories. Isn't that where it begins? I am now on to week 2, day 2 of the C25k. Another great week of music with Carli's podcast. I am excited because my daughter asked to run with me today. She is 18 and let's just say that we haven't been the best of friends lately. Unlike me, she is an athlete (a volleyball player) but running has never been her thing. So I am very motivated to do today's workout. I dare to say that I will try to post later but I will. :)