it’s been snowing like CRAZYYYY lately
the treadmill i could use is unavailable for a month or so.
need some sunshine to melt the 3 ft of snow that’s been falling over the past week.
excited to get out there as soon as possible. 7 months ago
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How I did it: I finished Couch to 5k and then ran a 5k. Then my stepmom asked if I wanted to join Team in Training with her to train and fundraise for the Nike Women's Half Marathon in San Francisco with her in honor of my cousin who died of lymphoma. I spent the next six months training for, and eventually running, that half. Somewhere along the line I accidentally got addicted. Running isn't easy and it isn't fun--I'll never be a natural runner--but it has changed my life, making me stronger physically, mentally, and emotionally. There really is nothing in the world that compares to it. Read how I did it… 6 months ago
it’s been snowing like CRAZYYYY lately
I use to run 3-4 years ago when I was in college for fun and was in the best shape of my life, I’m in pretty good shape now, but I want to tone up and make running a lifestyle. My goal is at-least 20 miles/Week and 80miles/Month I’m looking to do my first Marathon in November 2013, so with a healthy diet and training I should be good by then! 8 months ago
How I did it: All my life, I hated running. When I was a kid, I didn't run. As I got older, I never ever ran. For a solid 15 years of my life, I didn't even own a pair of shoes I could run in.
In January of 2011, I realized my life had to change. I joined a gym, hired a trainer, and started working out. "Weights only, please," I said, "no cardio." But as my body changed, I found my outlook changing. Providing myself with the right fuel, I discovered stores of energy that I didn't know existed. And then the day came when I found myself wanting to do cardio.
Running just makes sense. Everyone I know who runs thinks it's the greatest thing known to man. So I, the gal who swore she'd never run, went out one day for a jog.
And now I'm hooked.
I marked this as complete while still working on finishing hthe Couch to 5k program, because I am a runner.
How do you know when you're a runner? You're a runner if you run. Read how I did it… 19 months ago
I got up out of bed this morning at the crack of dawn and got out for my run. My sister had told me she wanted to go with me, but when I got up at texted her at 6 this morning, she didn’t respond. I thought about thinking about staying in bed, and then I got up and started moving, knowing that if I’d allowed the thought of actually staying in bed into my head, I’d kick myself later for allowing another day to go by without turning the tide.
So up I got, bleary-eyed and creaky. Drank a protein shake, took my vitamins, got my gear on and out I went. This week of the running plan has six jog segments, and typically by number four I’m feeling like I’m at the end of my rope. This morning, I soared through number four and had the reserves to keep it together through nubmer five. The last jog segment was a huge effort, but I did it. And it felt awesome!
Because I got such an early start to the day, I actually wound up at work early as well, which is a bonus. And during my jog, I passed an attractive neighbor who was out walking his dog. Double-bonus! I think this early morning jogging is going to stick.
Today is the first time I’ve actually started to feel like a bona fide runner, getting up all extra early for the express purpose of running. Wednesday morning is my last jog of this week’s plan, and I’m hoping that it goes really well so I’m ready to start the next segment on Saturday. 19 months ago