I guess you could say that I've been running since I was in elementary school. I can remember my dad would go for a run and he would let me run with him for his first mile. I also remember running the one mile loop in our neighborhood with my best friend. I moved on to track in junior high, and track and cross country in high school. I always loved running, well as much as one can love that kind of torture. Now as a busy wife and mom, it has been very off and on, but I always come back. This blog is a place for me to keep track of my on and off running life.
Planning to do the C25K program on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings. Going to blog on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Goals? None, ha ha. Hoping to just be consistent for more than a week or two with this.
Starting a new plan today. I'm going to try to do the Couch to 5K program on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Then on Tuesday and Thursday I plan to do a Jillian Michaels video to help tone other areas of my body. That leaves me with one day open so on Fridays my plan is to do the elliptical or if I need a day off during the week I have that option.
Still Thriving and loving it! So much more energy!!
I have to admit I thought my time would be a little faster today. I felt like I was running pretty fast. So I was a little disappointed to see I was barely under thirteen minutes. But oh well. I am still well under where I started just a week ago. I decided I am going to stay at one mile until Saturday. Then I will attempt to move up to two miles. I am a lot older than I was last time I ran so I want to take it nice and slow so I don't end up with any injuries.
I'm pretty excited that I've lost 3.4 pounds since I started running and 6.4 since I started taking my thrive shakes and eating better. The energy from the Thrive is amazing though. I make it all day without a nap and I am ready to fall asleep earlier at night and I sleep really good at night now! It also helps that Arthur is sleeping better at night, too!
I ran with Sophia this morning. It was nice to have company. I debate letting the kids take turns running with me. I do want to spend the time with them. It is good for them to get out and exercise. But the thing is that I consider running to be my alone time. The one thing in life that I do for ME. So part of me wants to tell them no because I want that alone time. Then the other part of me wants to say yes. Oh the dilemma's of my life!!
It was hot today and I was feeling week. But still a good run. I am debating if I should try two miles tomorrow or stick to a mile for another week. I'm not sure if it is too soon to increase my mileage. I am not as young as I used to be!!!
I stayed on plan yesterday except for some of Sophia's communion bread. But at least that was made with honey and molasses and whole wheat so I don't feel too horrible about it. Another Thrive shake for breakfast today. I am starting to love that stuff!