It’s been a while since I’ve posted. Like a whole year long. Oops. It seems that when people stop posting they have fallen off the wagon. I did not fall of the wagon…but instead have been chugging along. I last posted that I was in early training of the C25k program. I did complete C25k, oh, yes I did! I ran the Move It Memphis 5k(February), Mule Day 5k(April), St. Jude 5k(April) and the Franklin Classic 5k(September). I am now training for the Move It Memphis 10k at the end of February and will then continue training for the Country Music 1/2 Marathon in April.
While I do not find myself entertaining enough to post very often, I log in everyday and keep up with all of the other fitblrs. I guess you could say I am a creeper. :)
Below are some pictures of the races from the past year.
Fellow fitblr, Stacey, at St. Jude 5k in April! :)
My mother, best friend Ashley and myself. I should mention I talked my mother into training and completing 2 5ks! She was a trooper!
Most defintely was a fun year. Hoping to continue my weight loss journey and to surprise myself even more this year.
Full force ahead….
Still working at it. This past Sunday morning I began Week 3 of C25k. I did not take the time to look at what week 3 consisted of. Well…I pushed play on ipod…started in…first interval was 90 seconds. That was fine…same as last week. THEN…podcast guy says your next run is 3 minutes. I’m pretty sure my mouth dropped. I told myself if I can atleast get to 2 minutes and then walk for 30 seconds and finish the last 30 seconds running. Well, to my surprise…I DID IT! I felt amazing. I still feel amazing after this mornings. Incredible. I can run 3 minutes straight. It reignited my fire.
One thing I’m trying to pin down is how I feel energetic some training sessions and others I literally feel like my feet are lead. I always workout first thing in the morning, so that isn’t the problem. I’m thinking yesterday morning I drank too much water. This morning I just drank a little bit and felt better. I guess I will just play around with it.
Week 3.4 Friday then Week 4 will begin Sunday.
December 28, 2010
This mornings C25k running session summed up in two words: 15 degrees.
Very nice…but very cold.
December 27, 2010
Don’t you worry…I have not been slacking! I completed Week 1.3 on Thursday (Dec. 23). After midnight service on Christmas Eve…which I guess was really Christmas day…I went to the community center and completed Week 2.1. Snow was coming in and I am not trying to run in snow! Ya heard? :) I took a picture because I was so incredibly proud of my dedication…haha! I did the first 2 interval runs fine but the last 4 were testing me. But, it was 1am and I had been awake since 5am the previous day.
Last night I completed Week 2.2. The 90 second intervals were all finished, the first half of them were pretty easy, but the last 3 were somewhat trying. I plan on squeezing in 2 extra training sessions this week, I figure it will help, not hurt.
Week 2.3 will be run Tuesday * Week 2.4 on Thursday * Week 2.5 on Saturday
December 22, 2010
Completed Week 1.2 last night. It was sooo incredibly nice outside. Temperature was sitting sweetly at 55. Perfecto! By the end it had started misting/sprinkling…which made for a nice cool down.
I would like to make a note that so far this running thing doesn’t seem unreachable or impossible. At first I started doubting myself, but last night as I was running and “brisk” walking in intervals I felt good. I can run the 60 seconds each time. I can do this. I can’t wait for 9 weeks from now when I can (hopefully) run 3 miles to my own playlist and not some weird techno music. Although, I must say…the music is kind of catchy and does well with keeping me hyped. Still a tad out of my musical element though.
p.s. I kind of have the best tree. on. the. block. Just sayin’. :)
December 20, 2010
Began C25k training yesterday morning (Sunday). Went a little something like this…
Beginning thoughts: This will be fun!
Week 1.1: Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes. Steady five-minute cool down walk. Total time 30 minutes.
Distance 1.7 miles
Finishing thoughts: This kind of SUCKS!
It is now Monday and I am still sore. Soreness was wearing off, but has been renewed by this morning’s elliptical workout. Lovely.
Run, Forrest, RUN!
Here goes nothing…well, maybe something. Someday.
Did a walk/run for 10 mins on Sunday and Monday night.