Sunday, April 26, 2009

Made the 5km mark

This journey was a long slow journey but I made it!!

I set out today for my long slow run which was 45min. As soon as I started my warm up I said screw this and turned around to go back home. The wind was pretty strong and I was freezing. A few seconds later I was having a fight with myself about going home and being a wimp and so I turned around to get the run done and over with.

I decided to take it easy and told myself it didn't matter how fast or how far I went in those 45 min. The first 8 minutes of running were excruciating. I felt sluggish and cold and hated every second and then all of a sudden it got easy and wasn't even thinking about the wind and that my hands were about to fall off. I ran and grooved to my music and before I knew it my run was over.

I drove the route that I ran and it ended up being exactly 5km!!! I did it, I ran 5km without stopping and I did this whole 5km journey slow and steady without any injuries.

I more week until the 5k race, I am so nervous but will be so proud when I cross that finish line.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Time is improving!!

I managed to get out and run with this darn cold and all, mother nature decided to add some womanly cramps in there too for good measure. I did it anyways and I am glad that I did,. I felt so sluggish at first and wondering what the hell I was doing but now that I am done I feel terrific. I did ( 9min run, 1.5min walk)4 times. I worked harder, I could feel it but was still in good shape breathing wise. I drove my route when I was done and I ran 4.8km in my 40 min workout. I am so happy!!!! I am sure I could run this 5k in under 45min, I might even be able to pull off under 40min.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Oh no I have a cold

I ran on Sunday even though I was feeling a little under the weather. It was so windy out but I did my 40 minute run and managed to get 4.4km in so I was happy enough with that. I am slow but I am steady and I still feel great after my run. The weather is getting nicer finally and the snow is G.O.N.E. wooohooo

So today was a rest day and I am sure glad because I have a full blown crappy cold. I hope I feel better by tomorrow because I promised I would run 3 times this week. It seems like a struggle to run 3 times a week lately. When I do run though it is so great, I feel so good about myself. I have a tendency to make sure everyone else in my family is taken care of first before myself and then in the end I don't get to go run. Running is the only thing that I get to do for me so I have to make time for it no matter what.

I got on the scale last week and was not shocked that I was up about 7 lbs weighing in at 149lbs. I felt it and knew I have been eating out of my element the last month or so. Weighing myself was just to kick my butt in gear and get back to my regular me. So it happened I am back in gear and ready to lose. This week I am down 3lbs ....Yahooooooo.

So here are my goals for the rest of April and May
-Lose 6 more lbs
-cut out the late night snacks
-Drink more water and eat healthier
-Purchase a child seat for my bike so my son and I can get some biking in
-Run a great 5K in hopefully less than 45min and make my online running buddies proud

Friday, April 17, 2009

I finially admitted that I run!!!

I don't know if I have ever mentioned that both of my husbands parents run. I signed up for this 5k in November I think or maybe December I can't really remember but I was too scared to tell them I was attempting to run. I guess I was scared because I soooo sucked in the beginning and I was scared to tell them in case I gave up like I do with everything else.

But guess what??? They came to visit us and we took my son for a walk and they were talking about the race coming up, the one that I am in, so I figured it was my perfect opportunity to tell them.

My father in law thought I was lying haha. My mother inlaw was so happy that I started running. My father inlaw believed me after I answered all his questions, the ones I wanted to avoid all along, but they weren't too bad.

The good thing is that now I have something in common with then, something to talk about Phhew. I wonder if I will like this race enough to enter another? I know they are hoping.
Oh and my father in law asked my husband if he was going to be there with little man at the finish line and it looks promising. He must understand how important this is for me, I am glad he mentioned it.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Night shift...yuck

I haven't ran since Sunday(three days) because working night shift has finally caught up to me. I am so exhausted and can't sleep during the day so I figure trying to get out and run is pointless. Although I am done nights now so I can get back to my running schedule.

I am going out of town this weekend to a stag and doe so of course there is going to be some cocktails involved, I just hope it doesn't slow me down to much in my training. I have 25 days left until the race now.

Thanks Tanya for rooting for me!!! You know what... I don't know if anyone is going to come to my race to support me and take pictures. It is not as important to everyone here as it is to me. This is such a huge ordeal for me, actually running the 5k is going to be a huge accomplishment. I just hope I can improve my time in the next few weeks.

Friday, April 3, 2009

4 weeks until 5k

Feeling good today, except I don't think I will be running outdoors. It is raining and dark outside, a bit intimidating for me so I will make use of my treadmill this afternoon.

My 5K is in 4 weeks I just can't believe how fast the time flew by. I am feeling a lot more confident in my running now thank god. I have been taking it really slow but my coach gave me the go ahead to step it up a little so I am excited about that. I will be going for a 30 min run on sunday so I am curious as to how far that run will be. It seems like just yesterday I was running for only 1min intervals and huffing and puffing. I am so very glad I have such great people rooting for me here online.

I weighed myself today and was very scared to see the number on the scale. Lately food has been my comfort and I knew that I would have to pay for it on the scale once my pity party was over but I didn't care at the time. So anyways I got on the scale and to my suprise was at 144 lbs which is awesome since I usually vary between 140 and 142 so only a two pound weight gain. Good thing I kept training for my 5k through all of my boo hooing.

Gotta go to work so I will check in again later.