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. :)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

My Dirty Little Secret

I have been holding onto my secret for a few weeks now but I actually let the cat out of the bag today. I want to run! I have been on this roller coaster ride with exercise and healthy eating. I think that I am finally fed up and want to/need to commit. I have read and been inspired by so many running blogs that I decided to give it a try myself. This is new territory for me. I am a walker, not a runner. But I came across the Cool Running Couch to 5k running plan again. (I've tried this plan before but I guess I just wasn't ready.) What was really cool is when I found Carli's podcast on to help me with my run. What a great help and encouragement!

Here is what my workouts looked like this week:

Tuesday-Day 1 of C25k-My body was screaming ,"What are you doing? I think that she's running. Or something like running." I realized that I was trying to run way to fast for a beginner and once I set my pace with another runner that was out there, (thank you cute guy) , I felt so much better. Still a challenge but doable. I felt great afterward. (I did 30 min. run /walk and 15 walk)

Thursday-Day 2 of C25k-I am not a morning person so I am not sure why I tried to get up at 4:45 to run on the treadmill. My friend was hosting a Tastefully Simple party Thursday night so my bright idea was to run early so that I could make the party. After 10 minutes of fighting with myself, I decided to try to fit it in in the evening and go back to sleep. I did it! I fit it in and it felt good. I was very proud of myself. (30 min. run/ walk)

Saturday-Final Day of Week 1- Today is my final day. My plan was to get up early this morning and go the track but that hasn't happened yet. But I am going. I'll let you know how it goes.

When you first started running, were you embarrassed to let people see you run?