5k's ~ 8/25/08 on August 25, 2008 3:16 am
Computer has been down for weeks now what a bummer. But on a positive note it is back up and running. Now drum roll. I have completed 2 more 5k's. One on August 10th done in 29 min 58 seconds and Yesterday August 24th 29 min 22 seconds. I was hoping to break 28 minutes but it was 90 degrees and sooooo hot. I keep wondering if this is worth it. I felt so bad 1/2 way during both these runs and felt like vomiting when I finished after both. Just felt horrible. But then after cooling down I feel good. Who knows maybe everyone feels like this. But it is an incredible feeling of accomplishment.
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I have gained 3 pounds and can't seem to drop them. It occurred when I bumped up my cardio intensity and I had a huge increase in my appitite. I know I am eating more but not enough to gain the weight. (well maybe the 1st few days but I quickly got that under control) so I have decided to live with it for now and not do anything drastic like cut out the calories because I feel that pysically I do need them.
My current schedule of exercise is pretty intense.
Monday & Thursday~ 3.5 miles running @ 6mph and 1 hour weight training with personal trainer,
Tuesday ~ 4.5 miles running with pacer sets alternating 6.5 mph for 1 min and 7.5 for 3 min at a time,
Wednesday 4 miles running varying speed hill training,
Friday ~ 4.5 miles running with pacer sets altenating 6.5 mph for 1 min and 7.5 for 3 min at a time and 30 min of ab workout
Saturday or Sunday ~ one of these days I do 30 minutes of abs and no cardio this is my rest day,,, the other one I either am doing a 5K or do a longer run of 6 miles at varying speeds usually around 6 to 7mph.
On top of this schedule for 5 weekends in a row I have moved my children. Moved out of an apt. with 2 floors, he moved into an upstairs apt., she moved into a townhouse with an upstairs and a basement. So the exercise with moving has been intense. So anyway the point is I feel like I need the extra calories and right now I am consuming between 1000 and 1200 calories a day which isn't really that much.
I am wearing a size 5 and they are too big, I am going to have to go shopping and purchase some size 4 clothes. I really hate to shop I don't think my sizes will go down any more without having plastics done. I hate the though of doing plastics but my tummy looks awful. We'll see!!!
I am really considering parachuting. My son does it all the time and I really think it would be a hoot to give it a try. I think he gets the adrenaline seeking from me haha.
I have changed (back up) no not changed just returned to the real me, since losing weight. I used to love to experience life then got fat and let life roll over me (like I was invisible). Now I am right there in the thick of things. I want to experience it all there isn't enough hours in the day. (or enough money) to do it all. I want to try my hand at rollerblading now to give my joints a rest on off days of cardio. I am chatty this morning (stalling going to work). This is another issue, I do like my job but no longer is my job a huge importance to me, it comes in 3rd,,, 1st is me, myself, and I,,, 2nd is family,,,,.
I did fail at something though. I tried to cut out the caffeine in my coffee. BUT back at it only will half and half. Better than full and I am still sane.
Enjoy life, have fun, take care of yourself. Love Robing