Friday, April 9, 2010

Better than nothing, I guess

Day two was supposed to be the same run as day one(1/1 10X). Didn't happen. I knew that the next step was 2 minute run and 1 minute walk so I tried to do 1:30 run. My lungs didn't like that. I ended up doing a brisk walk for 30 minutes. At least I did something. It took about an hour after I got home to get rid of the pain in my back and chest though. Yesterday was a "rest" day. I took advantage of that as I am going to be shaking my groove thing tonight and that is pretty good exercise.

I also have my doctors appointment today. I am not sure if I am looking forward to what the doctor has to say. I am almost 100% sure that I am going to have to start taking a daily med.
I know that I am limited to what I can use while nursing so I am hoping that there is something that will work that I can use. Especially since I am getting to the point that I don't want to nurse anymore. Yes, I know that is a conversation for another time.

I am going to be getting my running shoes tomorrow which I am looking forward to. Jolynn and I are going to have a girls afternoon for my birthday. I told Sean what I want for my birthday was to take Jolynn shoe shopping since hers are too small now. Then I remembered I needed shoes too, so that was a nice little bonus!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

It begins

I have decided to run a half marathon on September 12th. This is a pretty big deal for me as I was never a runner. The last time I really ran was senior year of high school in gym class. I thought it would be a fun idea to track my progress and the inevitable weight loss and changes in eating habits and all the other stuff that comes along with running and a goal like this. I don't know if I will get to post daily but at least it will be a way for me to share my progress every so often. I am even going to post my starting weight.... 204. Okay, it is done. It can only go down from here right?

I started my pre-pre training last night. My first step is 3 Weeks to a 30-Minute Running Habit ( I didn't realize how hard running for 1 minute could be. It was a 10 minute warm up walk, 10 sets of running for 1 minute and walking for a minute, then a 10 minute cool down. About half way through I didn't think that I was going to be able to finish. I am pretty proud of myself for getting through it. I think it was "set" 8 that I stopped running 10 seconds early. I wanted to be able to say that I did the whole workout so I added an extra 10 second on the next running set to make up for it.

I have a doctors appointment set for Friday to look at my asthma and I will be getting running shoes next week. I am really excited about this. Hopefully it will be a habit that sticks so I can have a healthier life and teach my children the same.