Sunday, July 20, 2014

Half Marathon Training - Day 1

Well, technically I am on day 2, but yesterday was so busy, I didn't get a chance to post... One of the ladies that helps run the DRC (Dallas Running Club) said that we should keep a journal to track this season's running - so I am doing it! I hope to post once a week (on Sunday) to recap my week!

So here goes, day 1.... I was totally nervous! I got up at 5 and was out of the house by 5:15. We meet to run by white rock lake at 6 to get started... One the program was 4 miles.. But I started my timer as soon as we left the parking and I tracked us at actually doing 5! That is crazy.. Only time I have done more than that was the Cowtown 10K in 2013! I was very lucky, as the temp was only 68, we had a storm system come through earlier in the week and it really helped me for sure!!

The group I am in actually does a run walk, we run 2 min and walk 1.. Thank goodness, because I was not sure if I could pull off this distance since I have not run in awhile (over a year really).... But other than twisting my ankle in the first like 5 minutes, I think  I did okay! Now, I am really sore today, but it is a good sore for sure!

What I wore: blue champions v-neck t-shirt, black champion running capris, adidas socks (NEVER WEAR AGAIN) and my mint green adidas running shoes. Everything was great except the socks. I have a blister on my heel and that has never happened in my adidas shoes.. Must wear different ones next time.

I am excited to kick off my first full week of training, today I have to do an hour of cross training but I think all I am going to be able to do is to walk for an hour, I am that sore!!

Wish me luck!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Right path

So I am finally back on the right path.. Tracked my points yesterday and am down a pound.. One at a time, right?? Well, boot camp is back in rotation and I covered a class last night for the owner and so now i get 2 months of camp for free. I am stoked!

My goal is to post updates on Mondays after I weigh in..... Let's get this done!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Might be crazy!

For a couple of years now I have gone back and forth about my desire to run a 1/2 marathon... From absolutely to no way in hell - literally sometimes in the same day....

Well, I literally took my first steps towards a November 2nd half marathon today.. I am starting slowly, like really slowly but I am ready to do it.. My sister's are going to run it with me, so that will be fun.. Well maybe fun isn't the correct adjective but you know what I mean.

For me to be able to do this, I need to lose like 40 lbs before then. Good news is I really want to lose like 30 before heading to the beach in mid-June. I think this will help me to get these especially adding it to boot camp and indoor soccer once a week..

I can do this.....


Friday, March 28, 2014

Spring Style Challenge

So I entered this Spring Style Challenge. I am super excited.. Check it out here:

Monday, March 24, 2014

Off the wagon.....

It has been a tough first quarter of the year for me! The weather has been very cold and I just have not been able to muster the strength to get my workouts going... However, I signed back up for boot camp this month... I have not gone as often as I like OR as often as needed, but I am going and that is what matters!

Every time I feel like I have Weight Watchers all 'figured out' and my eating habits under control I cancel my membership and vow to keep it up on my own.. When am I ever going to learn?? UGH! Signed back up last month, but just now really getting going.

We leave for the beach in 12 weeks. I WILL be down back at my lowest point from the fall of 2012 - guaranteed!!!

Wish me luck!!