Wednesday, June 30, 2010

New Running Program

Wow! It's been a while since I blogged. Life doesn't slow down for anyone, huh? Wouldn't want it any other way. Actually, I would like more naps but that's neither here nor there.

We are having a great summer. Everyone is healthy! Brennan had a great 2nd birthday at Chuck E. Cheese. He wasn't as excited by Chuck E. as our first visit but he still loved him. Zac finished up MMA. He's asking for a guitar for his birthday in July and we're considering it. A friend at school gives lessons so there's hope. Sam is keeping us on the road. Next week is his last baseball tournament. A 'world series'. I don't think there are actually international teams but it'll be big. I'll be glad when it's over. Then football will start. Woowhoo!

After my 5 5Ks this Spring, I took a break from running. I did all 30 days of Jillian Micheal's 30 Day Shred. I wish I had done 30 days in a row but I took a total of 3 days off throughout. Still it was good. I didn't lose any weight because I was eating like a stray dog (anything I could find). But I did firm up and feel better about myself. I posted my progress on twitter and facebook each day. I enjoyed the encouragement and it felt great to see friends give it a try. I love encouraging people toward fitness!

About 3 weeks ago I decided to start a new running program. I really enjoyed the Couch to 5K program in the Spring. This time, I stepped it up a notch. I'm doing the Bridge to 10K by the same developer. I finished Week 3, Day 1 this morning. 5 minute warm up walk, 17 minutes running/1 minute walking circuits 3 times and 5 minute cool down. For those mathematically challenged, that's 52 minutes of running and total workout time of 63 minutes. My knees are sore but it felt great to finish and not give up. (maybe that's the real lesson of running...another post I suppose)

The really cool thing is that I've reconnected with a childhood friend who lives in our neighborhood and she's running with me. This morning was our 2nd run together. We were actually able to talk and run at the same time. That's huge for me! I really didn't want to get out of bed but I knew she'd be waiting for me.

I'm going to be running another 5K on July 18. It's called Too Hot to Handle. I hope it's not that hot that morning. The race starts early to beat the Texas heat. I'm thinking I might run a half in the Spring. Or at least a 10K.

What's your latest goal? Do you need encouragement to reach your goal?