Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Running Just as Fast as I Can

I feel like I haven't done a running post for a long time! Sometimes I get confused about what I think about and talk about and post about...it all gets jumbled up! So if you're wondering how my running is going...




Still at it!

I'm on week 7 of my 8 week running plan. This week I am running 3 intervals of 11 minute runs and 1 minute walks. Hopefully next week I will be able to do a full 20 and eventually 30 minute run! If not though...I'm determined to keep at it. If it takes me longer than the plan, well who the heck cares, right? As long as I'm running, I'm happy!

Remember 7 weeks ago when I was running 1 minute at a time and I thought that was hard? Boy...what a difference! I've come to learn that running is so much of a mental sport as well as a physical one. I don't think I would've ever even tried to run more than 3 minutes if my training plan didn't say to. I just never thought I could do that. And now I'm running more than 3 miles...which is unbelievable to a girl who was, although athletic, ALWAYS at the back of the pack when it came to running. I may still be a slow poke...but now I can run longer than you...you itty, bitty, skinny, minnies from my high school would couldn't hit a free throw to save your lives!


Anyways....


Onto my weight loss...

I'm really great on WW at home when we have no plans and are in a routine. I'm a planner...what can I say. So the last four weeks have been crazy for me! I had the funeral where I was gone for 5 days...and then last week I was gone for the whole week. But...I weighed this morning, and if the scale did not lie to me, I am down! I'll let you know for sure after the meeting tonight, but hopefully I will see a loss in my weight column this week. We don't really have any plans that should get in the way until wedding seasons hits us in late June, so I'm counting on the scale being super nice to me for a good solid month! You hear that scale? I mean it! Don't make me hurt you.

On another note, (perhaps TMI...so stop reading if you wish) I had my annual "girl" doctor appointment yesterday...always a blast. I just wanted to thank those lovely ladies for offering me that free chlamydia and gonorrhea screening. I mean...did you even read my paperwork? I am MARRIED and have been in a committed, monogamous relationship for 6 years people! Well, if it's positive, at least I'll know who I got it from, right? Oh the trials of being a woman...

6 comments:

The Shabby Princess said...

YAY for running!! Every little bit helps. I hate the "girl" appointments too!

a H.I.T. said...

You've been tagged :)

Kristen said...

gotta love those annual appointments with the "icky doctor"! Good for you for keeping with the work out and WW. I start exercising & dieting and it normally lasts for about 3 or 4 days and then I just cave. I sure with the results could be over night, then maybe I'd be more motivated!!!

M.J. said...

Good for you--you'll be running marathons soon!

Dollface said...

omg.. i love this post!! go you on the running... sooo proud of you!! Also with the weight loss.. what a fab day, reward yourself! xxoo

Mrs. G.I Joe said...

Go girl go! I remember when I couldn't run for more then 8 minutes at a time but now I'm up to 25! That is so encouraging when you see results....But I have to laugh because although I can run for 25 minutes stright I CANNOT run 3+ miles yet! You so have me beat and I'm so proud of you! Now if only we could flip flop with one another:p