Couch to 5K

Hi lovelies!

Oh my… I haven’t been able to post lately because I’ve been so busy at work, I feel like all I do is sleep and work. But enough about that. I have good news! I’m going to Japan for a week!! I’m leaving on Halloween, and will be back on 11/7. I’m so excited! I’ll post lots of pictures. πŸ™‚

The Couch to 5K~

In other good news, I decided to start the Couch to 5K! There are 9 weeks left until the end of the year, and I want to start the new year in a way I never have before. I want to start it healthy. So πŸ™‚ I’m going to go to the gym on the way home from work tomorrow. So tomorrow, the first day of the C25K is a brisk five-minute warm-up walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes.

I’m really excited about this. It feels really good, like I’m doing something really good for myself.

Have a good day!


Thinking, Planning, and Gearing Up

Why is it so hard to create a new habit?

Things I want to do — try out more raw recipes, eat mostly raw vegan gluten-free food, have green juice every day or two, exercise almost every day…

Where I’m at — not planning meals, exercising once a week (i.e. when I remember), drinking coffee everyday, and both yesterday and today I drank pop *shame*

To give myself credit, I got a ton of exercise when I was in Chicago a few weeks ago, but since I’ve gotten home, it’s been when I remembered, and only because I felt obligated to do it. I want to enjoy exercising. I read in The Gabriel Method that when your body wants to lose weight, you will feel that you want to move. I felt that last November when I was eating 2/3 raw vegan, putting Vega in my breakfast fruit smoothie, and getting some exercise. I was at work, and was walking down the hall and all of the sudden, I really wanted to run down the hall. I almost couldn’t stop myself. I really wanted to move. I want to get to that point again.

I went back and re-read my blog posts from when I first started this blog… about planning and stacking the odds in my favor. I realize I’m still getting going, and that’s okay.

I need to take time to sit down and think about what I’m going to do with meals and exercising. It might be a slow process, but baby steps are okay πŸ˜‰


The Heart of Summer is tomorrow morning at Lake Nokomis! As I said in a recent post, this is going to be my kick-off toward the Couch to 5K. I’m walking the 5K version tomorrow because I’m two weeks out from a sprained ankle, but it’s going to be fun πŸ™‚ it amounts to a little more than a walk around the lake. I’ll post pictures for you tomorrow. The weather forecast says it’s supposed to rain, but *fingers crossed* hopefully it won’t. But they’ve been saying it’s going to rain for the past few days and it hasn’t, so we’ll see πŸ˜‰



β€œNothing must be postponed. Take time by the forelock. Now or never! You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.”

– Henry David Thoreau, on April 24, 1859

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.


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 πŸ™‚

More to come… πŸ™‚