Tuesday, March 30, 2010

80.57 Miles in 2010

2.67 miles today at the Rec. More importantly, I achieved one of my goals: I ran a mile. For the first time since Junior High Track. For real.

Not only did I run a mile, I ran for 20 minutes straight (about a mile and a half). I'm feeling pretty darn good about myself after that! It got difficult around 17 minutes, but I was so close that it was easy to keep pushing. I ran this one at 4.8. I'll improve speed as I go.

I feel great. Thank you, thank you, thank you 500 in 2010 friends for the challenge and the rest of you for the encouragement, too. Yea!

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(I do not understand how they do the pacing. How in the world would the first mile be a faster pace? Not important, just curious.)

Monday, March 29, 2010

151 Pounds

File this under "that can't be right," but I lost almost 5 lbs last week. I must have been really bloated or something last Monday when I weighed in at 156.

The scale at the gym is weighing me heavier, but the Wii Fit is the official scale of record so I'm sticking with it for now. I may have to re-think my position on a home scale, though, since it's such a production to boot the Fit just for a weigh in.

I unofficially started Weight Watchers Online last Wednesday. For the first week, I mainly just wanted to see where I was. What I found was that I can eliminate a lot of WW point by limiting to diet drinks (yuk) and unsweet tea (yum). Just the act of tracking everything that went in my mouth kept me from several grazing instances.

I'm hungry and grumpy, though, so something else needs to be adjusted.

(Didn't get to run today, as I had both boys all day. Planning to go in the a.m.)

Friday, March 26, 2010

77.89 Miles in 2010

2.51 miles today on the Week 5, Day 2 workout. Today was walk 5, run 8, walk 3, run 8, walk. I can run for 8 minutes! I can promise you I haven't done that in 20 years. Literally.

I'm not positive when I will do the 20 minute run (up next!), as I'll be going down to Austin for Aunt Ruby's funeral. TBD.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

75.38 Miles in 2010

Back to the first workout of Week 5 today, but I added an extra minute (6!) to the last interval because an awesome song was on. =) After the first interval, I bumped up to 4.0/4.9. It was a more natural pace for me. Total = 2.58 miles.

I don't know why I can do it inside and not out, but I'll take what I can get for now. I want to master this before I get frustrated by changing it up.

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Monday, March 22, 2010

72.80 Miles in 2010

Just mostly walked 2.03 miles out on the trail behind the house.

The Good:
  • I did something.
  • It's a gorgeous day.
  • So far, it seems like my new insole is helping. Then again, I just walked, so YMMV.
  • My mini-me isn't playing paddleball anymore.
The Bad:
  • Why do I suck outside? I can't even breathe! Seriously - why such a difference from inside aerobically?
  • The longest I ran was 2 minutes.
  • It was still pretty muddy from all of the melting snow from 24 hours ago (CRAZY!)
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Saturday, March 20, 2010


I am just ON HOLD! Not DERAILED!

I'm going to pick back up with the first workout of Week 5 just as soon as I can function as a normal human being again. Hopefully Monday; expecting Tuesday.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

70.77 Miles in 2010

I did the first workout of Week 5 last night, which consists of three intervals of run 5 minutes/walk 3 minutes. The last run was a challenge, but no huge deal.

The bigger issue right now seems to be my right leg. I'm not loving how my right shoe fits or my form on that side is screwy or something. I've started getting a shin splint on that side and the inside of my right knee is getting more sore with each workout. I'm not sure how to address this - head to the running store for analysis???

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I did some of my walking at 4.0 and ran at 4.8.

Monday, March 15, 2010

C25K Week 5

I start Week 5 this week, and I am more than a little intimidated. This Saturday, I should be running 20 minutes straight. Yikes!

I'm still sore/tired from last Saturday's run, but I think I've just got an overall funk. There seems to be a super-mild flu going around at daycare, and I think I've got it. I refuse to get derailed, though!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

68.30 Miles in 2010

Week 4 down! I added 3 minutes of running at the end of the intervals, and my legs are tiiiiiiired.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

65.45 Miles in 2010

2.62 miles this morning for Week 4, Day 2. Running for 5 minutes is still hard - I catch myself checking the clock at 4 minutes. At least then there's only a minute left!

I acknowledge that running on the treadmill is much easier than running outside for me. I find it easier to focus, easier to balance, easier to hit a stride. Have I mentioned my balance issues before? I use my eyes to balance. If I close them or block them by taking a drink, etc., I'm all over the place. If I'm on the treadmill that doesn't directly face the TV, I can't look at it. I think this is one of the reasons I'm doing so much better inside than out: I can just point 'em forward and run!

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(Since Tuesday's run was outside Nike+, my mini me was playing video games and paddleball for the first time - sad! At least I knew it wasn't because I had really missed a workout.)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

62.83 Miles in 2010

Argh. Forgot to plug my Nike+ sensor back into my ipod after syncing, and I didn't realize it until I was on the treadmill.

I bumped up to Week 4 today, and it was hard. But I DID IT. I gave myself an extra 30 seconds to walk before the last 5 minute run, but I think that's probably ok. =)

Still walking at 3.9 and running at 4.8.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

60.33 Miles in 2010

Went to the Rec this morning after delivering Charlie and Luke back to Katie. Glad I fit it in then, because I have been sidelined by a piercing headache since then. I did Week 3 intervals + 5 minutes running on the back end. Bumping up to Week 4 next time, though!

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

57.75 Miles in 2010

Today I snuck to the Rec at lunchtime and did c25k Week 3 again. After running the intervals, I ran for 5 minutes straight! Go me! I felt much better today. I like the lunchtime window if I can pull it off.

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Walk @ 3.9
Run @ 4.8

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

55.13 Miles in 2010

Bryan made it home by 7:30-ish last night, so I was able to leave the house and go to the Rec. I bumped up to c25k Week 3 and did 2.57 miles. I didn't feel great - just meh. But I did it.

After the Week 3 intervals, I ran another 2.5 minutes, then walked for quite a while. What can I say? The Bachelor finale was on, and I got sucked in. I think the lady on the eliptical beside me was only there for the TV, because she was barely moving it. She was more just swinging her feet back and forth - LOL!

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