Saturday, July 31, 2010

Stupid Rain!

Woke up at 4:45am to get ready for our big run only to find the sky lighting up with some massive lightening!!!
So needless to say, our 10miler didn't happen!

Plan is to start at 5:15am tomorrow to get done and home in time to get ready for church by 9. Fingers crossed!!!!!

As for the rest of my week.... I went out Thursday and did 5 miles jogging/walking keeping my 15minute mile average.

Took a break on Friday.
And I guess another one today (Saturday)- we've been babysitting this week so going to the Y to workout has been tricky since we can't put him in the child care there.

But still if we make it out tomorrow, thats 5 days this week with good workouts and giving myself 2 days off really isn't a bad thing right? I used to only workout twice a week so this is progress! Now why the hell haven't I lose 50lbs then darn it!?!?!?!?

Til tomorrow! While all you are sleeping peacefully, I will be working my butt off to achieve something I never thought I could! And heck- that'll just be 3miles short of the marathon length!
I got this!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I enjoyed it? Say WHAAAA?!?!?

Beautiful morning.


What in the world is wrong with me?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

I altered the course a little to add the extra .3miles so I can just get an even 5miles everytime I go out.
I'm anal like that.

Water Aerobics tomorrow. I'm 30 going on 63 BABY!!!!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Booooy it's hot!!!!

So we didn't make our 10miles last week. Planned on it but Saturday ended up being tooo dangerously hot so we met up with Kristy and her family and the Williams crew from our ward and spent the day on the lake. Much better way to spend the day!!!!

But I'm still working my bootay off!
Got a regular routine and it's keeping me going.

Yesterday I decided to try my walk a little earlier-- so I got up at 5am instead and did my 3.5miles. It was so humid I was sweating from very pore! And ummmm...a rash under my belly button? It gets more and more exciting! I need to start uping my morning runs to 4miles by later this week so I need to plot a new course in the neighborhood.

Today I just couldn't talk myself into doing a morning jog because it wasn't on the plan and I'd rather sleep so I did an afternoon Zumba class instead. That worked for my cross training stuff.

And I've lost 3lbs this past week. Yehaw!

I had a downer week with this last week. People don't realize how hard it is to get in shape and loose weight and end up saying things without thinking. A mishap at a sports store left me in less than a motivating and good mood and I left empty handed....and a bad taste in my mouth. It's sad how thoughtless people can be. Don't you know that if fat people want to get skinny, they too need to exercize and have the proper workout gear?!?!?! Not all runners are size 6 you know!!!
But I let myself have a pity party for a day then got back up and moved on. What else can I do? Let stupid people ruin my plans? I let that happen too much in my life, I can't do it this time.

So have a good week all!!!

Friday, July 23, 2010

This weeks schedule

Still working. And hey I lost 2 lbs! Go figure!

So what I've done so far...
Monday 3.5miles walking/jogging
Tuesday 45-60minutes of weight circuit training
Wednesday 3.5 miles walking/jogging
Thursday 45-60minutes of weights
Friday (which is today)- sitting on my big arse doing absolutely nothing cuz it's too stinking hot!!!
Sat Kristy and I were gonna do 10miles but it's SOOOO hot and it could be rather dangerous. so probably a Y day.

Now... here's the question. To do the Murfreesboro Marathon in October.... I'll be trained for it which is great. Costs money which isn't great but it's doable. My biggest worry is that I would have to maintain 15min miles for the whole 13.1 miles. I'm barely making that now! So we shall see. Stay tuned!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

All set...

I just registered for:


Yesterday I did double the work and can I tell you... I feel it!!!!!!
Today I did my cross training with weights but didn't stretch too well and tried to jog. I made it .5miles and my calves were killing! So I walked the other .5 and I think from now on, stretching after weights is mandatory!

Tomorrow is my day of rest. We'll see if I actually can do it.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Full Swing Training Mode....

I'm on a roll my friends!
Sept is coming up fast and I'm on a mission to complete a marathon.
No.. make that 2 marathons!!!!!

That's right- I decided to go to Az in Nov and do the 1/2 there with my sister and possibly a few sister in laws. All this training- I might as well take full advantage of right?

I'm still getting up with God in the morning. Not easy for this sleeping in lover but I've been doing it.
AND hold on to your hats but I've been jogging!!! Thats right! I decided to try it again. With a better attitude of course. And jogging outside makes a HUGE difference than on a treadmill.

So far this week I took a break on Sunday since I was still trying to recover from my 7miler with Kristy. Monday bright and early 3.5miles and I jogged a bit with that one. Off and on so I can't say how much but I did it... me and Sookie Stackhouse (my books).

Tuesday I did some Golds Gym boxing in the morning. That was all I was going to do but my friend Leann called (who just signed up for the marathon) and asked if I wanted to meet her at the Y and learn how to work the machines so we can get started on our cross training. So I got there and warmed up which actually ended up with me jogging a mile straight in 14.3 minutes. I haven't jogged a mile straight since before our summer vacation so that felt good. Then we spent over and hr or so learn and doing some weights. Needless to say, this morning I was sore!!!

But I still got out of bed at 5:50am and did my 3.5miles. I jogged more than I did last time which is good. I also told Leann I'd meet her at the Y today so she can do her 3miles. Can't hurt burning the extra calories.

Tomorrow is cross training for 40minutes.
Friday I rest (which means SLEEP IN!)
Saturday my early long jog/walk with Kristy... 8miles this week I think!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

My Encouragement for today

So I found this blog (and stole the picture too)..

I was googling "walking marathons" and one thing I read today I'm gonna post here so I can come back and give myself a pep talk when I really need it.


Start SLOW.

Wanting to run a marathon is an attainable goal, but remember, even the best marathon runners had to start somewhere.

Just like with weight loss, if you set out thinking “I want to lose 50 lbs” you are going to get frustrated when it doesn’t happen overnight.

Instead, you tell yourself “I’d like to lose a pound or two this week” and work towards that small goal.

The same goes with running.

Be proud of the little accomplishments, like if you can push yourself to run 30 seconds further each day.

Because before you know it, those seconds add up to minutes, those minutes add up to miles.

Also, there is no shame in walking. Did you hear me? DO NOT BE ASHAMED TO WALK! You are still a runner if you walk.

Many world class running coaches, such as Jeff Galloway, even recommend walking! So if you have to walk, then walk.

One of my favorite quotes ever is from Dean Karnazes, a world famous ultra runner. “Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.”

Walking, heck crawling, is still better than sitting on the couch feeling sorry for yourself or wondering what if? Am I right? Getting out there is the most important part.

I remember the first day I went running after I gave birth to my oldest. I struggled/ran/jogged/but mostly walked through a 20 minute mile. And then I puked as soon as I reached my driveway.

It was miserable. I assure you, it’s not getting out there the first day that is the hardest part. It’s going back the next day and the day after that. But the day after my puking incident, I forced myself out the door.

It was just as miserable. But I kept doing it.

If you stick with, through all those mornings you don’t want to get out of bed…if you push through it, I promise that you too will start to crave those runs, you will LOVE those miles!


Just remember, starting is the hardest part.

The pain you feel may feel now is temporary, but the pride you will feel as you cross that finish line, whether it be of your first mile, a 5k, or even a marathon, that feeling will last with you forever!

Take it slow, BELIEVE in yourself, and you will accomplish anything you set your mind to!

I'm still doing it!!!

Sorry guys.. I haven't stayed up to speed on this in awhile but rest assure... I am still in training.
Not the training I origionally planned on mind you. Like I said before, I had to modify a few things to fit myself for now. Like walking instead of running. But I keep pushing on. And I've gone farther than I ever have before. Last long walk was
6miles! This week is 7! Yikes!!!

My goal for this week is early walks. This morning, I got myself up at 6am and went 3 miles on my own. Not as fun as having a friend to chat with but I listened to my Sookie Stackhouse book on my ipod "Dead Until Dark" and that kept me company! And tonight I walked a mile at the gym and then swam a bit.

Tomorrow, I'm gonna try the 6am'er again. Because already having it done before the kids get up feels so gosh darn good!!!

Wish me luck!!!