Archive for April, 2014

I ran! Outside! Really!

April 13, 2014

And the most amazing part?  It wasn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be.

I haven’t done the C25K in forever… I’ve just been walking. Even when I did do any running, it was on the treadmill.  So needless to say, I thought I would be dying after running 90 seconds.

My friend and I met up yesterday and we decided to try Week 3, Day 3 on her app.  We found out after we finished that we had actually accidentally done Week 4, Day 1.  So I ran a total of 16 minutes and I felt like I could have easily done more.  I guess that is my starting point! Yay!

It was easier than the treadmill which I completely do not understand!!!

I felt like freaking Rocky when it was over!


We have to find a different meetup place for next week since there’s going to be a 5k and half-marathon on that part of the Great Allegheny Passage.

I woke up today to sore thighs, not pain, just sore so it’s all good.




April 9, 2014

Well, I have neen quite neglectful of this blog!  Honestly, that was my fear when I started it… that I would be all “rah rah rah” and then lose interest.

I haven’t lost interest completely, just took a minor break. Instead of working hard at getting an A in weight loss I have been more of a C stident in maintainence.

I am at 180 so still 30 pounds from my main goal… i had hoped to reach it by my birthday in July. Still possible but it is going to take some serious work!

A friend of mine at work came into my office yesterday to talk to me about running with her and training in prep for the Dirty Girl Mud Run that she & I are doing on June 14.  Woah! Wake up call! That’s less than 10 weeks away and my exercise for about two months has been just walking… I upped my daily step goal from 10 to 11 thousand but that isn’t enough to help!

She and I are meeting this Saturday for our first training together…

So tomorrow morning my ass will be on the treadmill to see what I can do and how far I have to go… I need to develop an upper body strength workout too. Added benefit, I might develop some muscles to firm up my flappy upper arms.

Lose weight, gain strength. That’s my mantra.

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