Tuesday, March 30, 2010


What's in a routine? EVERYTHING!

For the past two weeks I have been doing everything BUT my routine and I'm paying for it now! I was doing so good there - getting up and running each morning, watching my calorie intake and actually sleeping good. However, spring break came and the more vacation and you guessed it...I'm completely out of my routine.

I haven't actually ran since last Wednesday, which I did run for 17 straight minutes for the first time! But still it's been almost a week. Which means I have to hit it hard the next few weeks if I plan on running my first 5K in 26 days!!!

I actually have decided to start running outside - it has been so amazing the past few days, I can't help but wanting to be outside. However, it's so not as easy. I went to Beggs last night to run at the track with my sister. Ya, not so much! I'm going to blame it on the fact that I hadn't ran in almost a week, but still I was a bit disappointed in myself. Then I didn't get up this morning. I have to make myself get up tomorrow morning and then even go to the running trail after work.


Has the weather made anyone else ready for summer? I so can't wait for it to be warm enough to lay by the pool all day Saturdays and Sundays. Come on Summer!!

I hope everyone else is doing better than I am on your quest to become fit!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

* * * * * * * * SNOW * * * * * * * *

Why did it have to snow? It was such a beautiful day on Friday and I was so pumped and ready to run outside and then it snowed. Hopefully it melts quickly and I can start running outside this week. The other day when I was being lazy watching TV I heard that 2 in every 3 Americans is overweight and 1 in every 4 children are as well. This just makes me so sad and encourages me even more. I don't know about you, but I want to be that 1 that isn't overweight.


Couch to 5K Update

Thought I would give everyone an update on my C25K progress. Yesterday was day 2 of week 5. Definitely a bit tougher, but I was successful. Of course the 5 minute warm up followed by an 8 minute run with a 5 minute walking break and one last 8 minute run with the 5 minute cool down. I wasn't sure I was going to make it, but I did. So now that I'm about to complete week 5, hopefully tomorrow I'm still on track to be ready for the OKC run in April!!

Hope everyone is doing good. Here's to more warm days like we had Friday!!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Catch Up

Doesn't it suck having to play catch up? I feel like that's what I've been doing the last two days. I was out of town on vacation for the first half of the week and we ended up staying at a hotel that didn't have a gym. I thought I would be ok with this, but didn't realize until I got home yesterday exactly how much I missed running.

The good news about my mini-vaca is that I went shopping at the Nike Outlet store and got some great new running clothes! I didn't realize what a difference they would make. I can't wait to run outside now!! Hopefully I get to go tomorrow before the crazy snow comes in on Saturday.

C25K Update

I've started my week 5. I should be on at least week 6 but I didn't have my accountability partner making sure that I was getting up last week and then I HATE not being able to comfortably complete a run, so I have 'redone' quite a few. But I completed week 4 day 3 yesterday and started week 5 day 1 today. It consisted of 3 x 5 minute runs with a 3 minute break between each run. It was a bit of a struggle, but I felt GREAT after I finished it. Hopefully I can do the same tomorrow. I'm still on track to be able to run 5K before my run next month in OKC.


How is everyone else doing? Anyone have any updates they want to share. Remember, this isn't just for me..it's for you too. I hope we all are able to meet our goal of becoming fit!!!

Until next time

Friday, March 5, 2010


What a week it's been. I didn't realize how much I depend on my roommate getting up each morning to keep me getting up to hit the gym...but I do. He's been having to leave earlier this week therefore getting up about 2 hours earlier than normal and I've struggled at getting up to hit the treadmill. Even though I've struggled, somehow I've maintained my weight and even lost another lb. Here's to tomorrow, Saturday, hopefully I can get in a good two hours and burn a few hundred calories.
I've given myself a deadline. My first 5K will be the OKC Memorial 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, April 25th. I'm excited and nervous all at the same time. Fortunately I've convinced my wonderful brother-in-law to run with me. Now I just have to get myself in gear and do this! Anyone interested in running...they have a marathon, 1/2 marathon, 1/2 marathon relay, 5K run/walk and kids marathon...just go to www.okcmarathon.com
Anyone out there have any good tips on how to stay motivated on not so good weeks like this one? Anyone else struggling? Progress reports from anyone??