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Couch to 5k - Week 1

I just completed the first week of the couch to 5k program and I have a couple of thoughts. 

First, somewhere along the line I got it into my head that because I was on the heavy side I had to run slow.  I'm sure that came from a former coach but I won't name names here.   Back when I started running, 12 years ago, I ran at a pace that felt good for me. I didn't time myself or worry about minutes or miles or anything - I just ran.  I did that for quite a while and it got so I could run further and further at my comfortable pace.  After a while I had to check out the numbers and I found I was running 10-12 minute miles.  Now that is not fast by a long shot but it's a pace that was good for me.  I ran back to back 10ks at that pace and felt fine the next day.  So it was a good pace for me.  Then someone got into my head and convinced me I should be running slower.  I might add this was based solely on what I looked like and not on any abilities or lack thereof.  For what…


I'm having it. I've been hitting it pretty hard this week since I'm on break. On Monday I walked in the morning and did two cardio classes at night - Combat and Attack. Combat is like kick-boxing thing, while Attack is high intensity cardio. Both are good but both in one night? Maybe not the smartest thing I've ever done. On Tuesday my right butt cheek hurt so bad- it was horrible. Also I had a knot in my right shoulder. In spite of all that, Tuesday morning I ran and that night I did strength training. After my butt and shoulder felt pretty good. Last night I wanted to take the early class which is Combat. Halfway through it I felt my back/shoulder starting to seize up. I kept going though and finished the whole thing. Before I went to bed last night I put some of this stuff I have on it and I slept pretty good. I can feel it this morning but it's not too terribly bad. I tried to look it up online but didn't get very far. I found a number of tona…

Back in the saddle again

That's how I feel. Yesterday I got a little down about some things around here and instead of turning to food - which I would always have done in the past - I turned to exercise. I went for my morning walk, as scheduled, and went further than planned. After taking care of some paperwork and having lunch, which I really didn't feel like eating, I went for another walk because I was depressed. Then I decided to go to both workout classes last night. So we headed out and walked the dogs then I went off and did two workouts. By the time I got home I was super hungry and tired. Really tired. But I felt good. I still didn't sleep great but I feel awesome. I'm getting ready to head out on my run and then tackle the bedroom. Tonight is strength training and I think I'll stay for Combat also. Why not? What else am I gonna do? Come home and sit on my butt watching TV? Hubby is playing poker so he'll be busy.

There are so many trainers and so-called "exp…


That's what the scale said this morning. 175. I was looking through my archives and near as I can tell, I have not been at that weight since 2008. Two years. I was thinking to myself that I was not feeling thin like I thought I should, but if I haven't been here in two years this is not the weight I feel thin at. I'm guessing it's around 170ish. I have a pair of pants that are a size 10. These are cut a little small and these are the pants that I wear when I'm feeling thin. I can not wait to get back into those pants but I think it will be a little while.

I was just going through my archives and I found an interesting thing. Apparently I didn't log my weight much. I talked about it a lot but didn't put the actual numbers down very often. That creates a bit of a problem since I don't know the weight at which I felt the best. Bummer. I did find a post that indicates 167.5 was a high. So that would lead me to believe that I felt the best around 16…

Couch to 5k - Week 1 Day 1

I found a cool Couch to 5k app for my droid. It uses your music and beeps at the appropriate intervals. I did it this morning. I liked it. I think I'll use it regularly. What does this all mean? I'm starting running again. I like running. I want to do it again regularly so here we go. Yesterday I got new running shoes and workout shoes. I'm off for the next 2 weeks, there is no reason why I can't run and workout every single day. So I'm going to. I actually look forward to it. Okay, that's all. I have to go walk the dogs now.