Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Running Update!

So remember when I started running and I was doing the run/walk method? I had an 8 week plan which started off with a lot of walking and a few minutes of running and eventually ended up with just running. It centered around time and not distance. Well, since that plan ended, I have taken up another 8 week plan. This one is not as concerned with time as it is with distance.

I'm currently on week 3 and yesterday I ran my very first ever 2 miler!! I have never in my whole life ran 2 miles without stopping. I know this doesn't seem like a lot...but for me...HUGE accomplishment! I think it was the new songs on my iPod. The change really energized me! I'm excited to keep this up for the rest of the week and hopefully improve my time a little each session.




So, of course, I'm totally pumped to show off my new mileage to hubs when he comes home...so I say, "Guess how much I ran today??" First he said, "5 miles?" I laughed at his guess and then he said, "10 miles?" Ha! Thanks for making my 2 stinking miles look like nothing honey. But I guess I shall love you anyways, since I promised God and all...


And in other news, Heather at Mrs. Southern Bride gave me this lovely award the other day! She is too sweet. She and her husband Josh are the cutest couple ever and you have to check out her blog if you haven't done so already. So go!



I'm going to pass this award on to my 5 newest followers!!

Mrs. W from Keeping Up With the Westmorelands
Angela Darling from 20-Something Dreams
Life of a Savannah Bride
New England Girl
Semjenole from Jen's Modern Life

Thanks for following ladies! And I'm super excited to start learning more about you!!

20 comments:

Adorably Distracted... said...

yay for your miles!! I'm proud of you!! I know how hard it can be to get the motivation to go out and do all that!! congrats girl!

Dollface said...

oh my gosh... super runner!! congrats, you are doing amazing, xxooo

emily said...

Congrats on the miles, that is impressive. Keep it up :)

Lucy Marie said...

Great accomplishment! Despite what your hubby says, I think 2 miles is fantastic.

Mrs. W said...

congrats on your running accomplishments!! I just started running myself and it's slow going right now..I'll be excited when I hit that 2 mile mark..Thanks for the motivation! : )

I grew up in Indiana too! small world.. & Thanks for passing along the award. You're too sweet!

Have a great day!

Brittany Ann said...

2 miles is huge! That's awesome! You go, girl!

And congrats on the award:)

Shaina said...

Holy crap! You ran 2 miles!!!! GO YOU! It seems like just a few weeks ago that you were celebrating running for 5ish minutes straight. Look how far you've come in such a short amount of time!!! YAY!

d.a.r. said...

That's fantastic!!!

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

2 miles!! GO you!!!! I'm still at the walk/job stage.... ;-)

Semjenole said...

OMG...Thanks for the award. To tell you the truth, I was kind of shocked to see my name listed. I started that "blog" when I was a few months away from my wedding and then never did anything after that. However, now I realize I should get my butt in gear!

Thanks!

pocket full of pink said...

Congratulations!! I SOooOo want to follow in your foot steps. I really really want to get back into running, but ick, I hate the whole process of starting it up and hating it. I know I have to hang in there! I'm going to the gym after work today and am ONLY running. I hope I can make it up to two miles like you!!

Lindsey said...

You are seriously doing so well! I am SO proud of you!!!

The Shabby Princess said...

yay!! I'm so proud of you! 2 miles is awesome! It took me almost a year to get where I am, running wise--and when I started I could barely run anything at all! So, yippee!!!

PS. And my husband does the whole overestimate the mileage thing too--drives me nuts! I always tell him to guess too low, but, it still doesn't work. Gr.

New England Girl said...

Congrats on the mileage! I am SO happy for you. It's so nice to meet new running hurdles. And it does feel amazing. Keep kicking butt, girl! And if you need daily motivation that doesn't make fun of you [the same thing I need to do as my boyfriend is no help either], head over to the Runner's World website and sign up for their daily running quote. Some are a bit silly, but others are actually quite motivating! It's well worth checking out. Happy running!

And also- THANK YOU for my award. That's so sweet of you!!! I am happy to be a follower now and look forward to learning more about you, too! :)

Alicia

Cristina said...

That's great...2 miles is a huge deal! Good job :)

Nessa said...

Heck yea 2 miles!!! Congrats! =)

Brown Eyed Girl said...

That is awesome!! Yay for you! Now I'm interested in your two new Ipod songs :) I am always in need of some running music!

a H.I.T. said...

Go you! I have never run 1 mile let alone 2 without stopping.

Congrats on your award!

Mrs. G.I Joe said...

I'm so proud of you! Making it to two miles is the best feeling...I was grinning from ear to ear, seriously:p Woot woot!

lola said...

Congrats on the run and increasing the mileage! :)