I Ran. Yup I did :)

Hi!

Seems like I get the most hits on my blog when I haven’t posted in a while. šŸ˜‰

I’ve been wanting to start the C25K lately, and had the worst time sleeping last week. The earliest I was able to fall asleep was 2am, sometimes 3. So on Friday, I went to the gym at around 7pm. Working out at night really helped me get a good sleep.

I decided to keep an exercise diary. Here’s an excerpt from day one, 5/6/11 —

Dear Diary,

I ran today! I ran. I had a hard day, and I’ve been wanting to go to the gym all week. I’ve been so busy, I haven’t had time, but my plans tonight changed. I haven’t been sleeping well either. The prospect of doing day 1 of C25K training was daunting, and I just wasn’t super excited. But as I was driving to the gym, I decided I’d see how it goes once I get there. Even if I just walked, it would be better than nothing. I got on the treadmill and started walking at 2.5 speed. It was going pretty good. I decided to walk 5 minutes. Then I decided to try a set of running for 1 minute, walking for 2. And I ran for 1 minute at 5.0. I RAN! I kept looking at the timer thinking “I can do it! This is going to get much better” and I envisioned myself running free…. and I made it through another 4 sets for a total of 5 sets of running for 1 minute and walking for 2 minutes. I did a 5 minute cool down of relaxed walking. I was so happy and proud of myself. It crossed my mind that on my days off training, I should still go to the gym to walk 30 minutes or something, to make going to the gym a healthy habit.

Totals =

5 minute walk

5 sets: 1 minute running, 2 minutes walking

5 minute walk

Burned over 100 calories. Yeah man šŸ™‚

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C25K and the Heart of Summer

Hi bloggie friends!

Sorry again for the hiatus… it’s hard to blog when I don’t know what to write about. I’m trying to keep myself from becoming a slave to the blog, where I start obsessing over what to write and feeling like I need to write something every day that would be interesting to ya’ll, and instead decided to write when I know I can write about something that’s interesting to me. I’m sure that if it’s not interesting to me when I’m writing it, it won’t be interesting to you when you’re reading it.

C25K

I decided to start the C25K! It’s the Couch to 5K challenge. They say that just about anybody can be running a 5K in 9 weeks, so I’m up for the challenge! Here is the plan. I’m going to start not this coming week, but the following, because I sprained my ankle last Saturday, and I want it to heal more before I start training.

Heart of Summer

Also, I’m doing the Heart of Summer on July 24th! It’s a 5K/10K walk/run sponsored by the company I work for. I’m walking it because of my ankle, but I like to think of it as the kick-off to my C25K challenge šŸ™‚

More to come… šŸ™‚