Friday, February 25, 2011

Run-in, Run-in (you know from the black eyed peas song, the man voice)

On Tuesday my husband and I had decided that we were going to time our miles so off to the community center we went. We walked a half mile for our warm up, then I ran my mile while my husband sat, watched, timed, and counted my laps.  My official time was 12:46 (is that how you do minutes and seconds?). I am was not very proud of that number and am was a little discouraged. This fall was the last time I had run and at that time I was running 3 miles and at that time was running 12:33 per mile, but that was running a total of 3 miles and dividing my time by 3 to get my average per mile! This was my very first mile and I was almost 15 seconds slower and no way would I had made it another 2 miles!! I was hardly finishing the mile! But today I was thinking about my recent weight gain and being hard on myself (as usual) and how I slowed down in my running, gained weight and not eating very healthy. Then I remembered how I started out running, I joined the c25k program and at first I thought I wouldn't make it running a whole minute at a time!  I ran for 12 minutes and 46 seconds with out stopping! That is a great accomplishment, regardless of how far I went!  I remember hitting the 10 minute mark of straight running for the first time in my life, and how proud of myself I was! And when I hit that 20 minute mark I started to think of myself as an actual runner, not a wanna-be! I really need to give myself credit for the progess I have made! I am not where I want to be, but I am glad I am not where I used to be! (thank you Joyce Meyers for teaching me that) I have a goal that before winter comes to run a 10 k! That would just be awesome for me! My first time back running since I have gained more weight I can definitely feel it when I am running and I can't wait to lose it!
I don't want to focus too much on exercise, because I know that 80% of weight loss is diet! And that is really what I struggle with! I am attempting to figure out a balance in my life with eating, weight loss and exercise! So far today has been great!  I have eaten oatmeal, grapefruit, strawberries and a little bit of chocolate. I am still doing good for my calories ( I am at 450) since I have been up for 5 hours. I am going to try and weight like 45 minutes and then eat about 450 more calories (my lunch) and then I should be good to go until dinner! And as long as I am within 300-600 calories I am all set to lose weight (for today anyway! :)


  1. Cute Blog! I’m a new follower Happy Friday!! I would love for you to stop and take a look at my blog as well! Thanks!

  2. Sounds like you are doing great! Wish I could run like you do. Congrats!
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  3. Found your blog on the Sunday Blog Hop, now a follower. I'd love it if you would follow Dropped Stitches.