Friday, August 31, 2012

I ran two miles! I ran two miles! I ran 2 miles!


It doesn't really matter how many times I say it!
I can't believe that I just ran two miles. Today was Week 7 Day 1 and although I am not quite there with my speed (it should have been 2.25 miles) I actually ran for 
TWO WHOLE MILES!

I did increase my speed and am now running at 4.2 miles which is 14:17 minutes per miles. Pretty darn good for a fat chick who hasn't run in forever and then only when the PE teacher was looking cuz I sure the heck wasn't running if he wasn't paying attention.

I am just 30 days away from my first 5k and I am so excited to report that I have lost almost 25 pounds and a total of 5.5 inches. I will need a new pair of workout pants before my 5k and not just to look cute but because I can not tighten them any tighter.

If you are just starting to read my blog - welcome - and for those of you who still think I am crazy for doing this I want to thank you for sticking by me. See you at the finish line.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Who ever said it would be easy?



I was so excited as I started off this week as I knew that right in the middle would be my first 20 minute consecutive run as part of my C25K program. Wouldn't you know it I have been sick since Monday evening. I started to postpone my run thinking that perhaps it wouldn't be the best thing for me to do. Then I remembered an image I had seen:

Photo: COMMIT to making every moment count this week! One week at a time. Happy Monday!

So as I laid my little one down for my nap I thought of the commitment I had made to myself and the fact that I had challenged my family and friends to make sure I keep that commitment to myself. I put on my workout clothes and as I tied my shoes I prayed that God would grant me the strength to make it through my run but that if I needed to stop that He would help me to realize that I was not giving up but simply postponing. 

I went through my warm-up and did not include any extra time as I have previously been doing. Then came the little voice "start running" from my iPhone app. Then came a voice just a little bit louder but not quite audible... "I am hear to keep you moving." And then I began to run. The first five minutes went by easily. The next three I became a little out of breath and thought about stopping. Then it came... the energy from deep down inside and the need to finish. 

Please don't get me wrong, those last twelve minutes were hard and I struggled but I didn't quit. Afterwards I felt like I had accomplished so much more than a
               20 minute run.

At that moment I knew that sick or not I was going to be participating in my scheduled runs. I have my first 5K in 5 weeks.  Color Me Rad!! I will be ready and that gives me the strength to push myself. 



Wednesday, August 15, 2012

*** 2.25 miles ***   *** 2.25 miles ***   *** 2.25 miles ***   *** 2.25 miles ***

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I know that it's been several days since I updated the world on how the wannabe princess is doing. My apologies since I know you all are waiting with baited breath. LOL 

Today I am here to tell you that I have completed Week 4 of the C25K training and I surpassed the 2 mile mark. I cannot begin to tell you how great it felt when I saw the treadmill pass the 2 mile mark. I really wanted to keep going until I reached 2.5 miles but I didn't want to push it.

I am getting more and more excited about the upcoming Color Me Rad.I haven't worn white in forever so I'm thankful that I will quickly be covered in a variety of colors. 

BTW - If anyone wants to join me at the Equestrian Center on Sept 29 I think there is still more room to register. 

Monday, August 6, 2012

I own this...


                                  



You see those three minutes up there?
Yes, those three minutes at the top of this post?
Those are the ones I am talking about.

I OWN THOSE!!!

I just finished Week 3 Day 2 and not only did I complete the 9 total minutes of running I also added an additional 3 minute session. Oh yea... I am rocking the treadmill. I feel great and the shimmer of my sweat made me smile. I know that is a weird thing to say but someone said that to me once and I thought that they were crazy. So either I am also crazy or there is actually something to seeing the product (sweat) or a great workout. The only way to tell is to keep on going. So I shall continue on and see what happens next.



Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Look Ma... no hands!

That's what I wanted to yell the whole time I ran today! I was so excited to be on the last day of week 2 for the C25K program. I not only ran for the full 90 seconds plus an additional minute for the last three sections but I didn't have to hold on to the treadmill the entire time I ran.


I can't believe that I am still going strong. A friend of mine recently told me that she knows I am not a quitter so she has no doubt that I am continuing to train as I said I would. Boy did that boost my confidence as well as make me feel like I really have to keep going. I can't let her be wrong about me now can I?


So I am getting excited about the ability to run outside and have made arrangements to start doing so at the end of week 4. I even ordered an arm band for my iPhone so that I can have my tunes with me when I go... not to mention that little voice that tells me when to walk and when to run.


So until then I will be moving along to the beat on my trusty treadmill and you get to read about my progress. Thanks for following me - it really does help keep me motivated.