Friday, January 23, 2009

I'm a LOSER!

Finally under 190 pounds for the first time in I don't know how long! I am leaving 190-ville!

All this hard work is paying off!
(I didn't run yesterday morning b/c of a super early Ortho appt. for Lex. I am going to make it up by killing my calves skiing Saturday. I know...excuses, excuses)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Why Pie is Not the Answer

One Narcissist's Quest to Discover If Her Life
Makes Her Ass Look Big
Such a Pretty Fat
Seriously, Another Memoir
Why Pie Is Not the Answer

is the title of the book I am currently reading
by Jen Lancaster

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Losing My Pants

My foot is healed, my ipod's working, it's a good day for running!

Exciting news: I had to hold up my pants while I ran. I lost 1 1/2 inches from my waist the last two weeks and an inch from my hips. Yea!

Also: I am 20 pounds lighter than I was at this time last year. Hurray!

C25K Week 2 Day 1: DONE!

Life is good.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Freak Accident

No running this week due to a freak accident during a fire drill with a small white board and a pencil??? My foot hurts-it's ugly, bruised, swollen, and incapable of wearing running shoes. So sad. (and that's not sarcasm)


Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us
(Hebrews 12:1)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Lessons Learned

In two days running, literally, I have learned a few lessons:

*Testing black ice while running is bad! If it looks like it might be ice - accept that it probably is.
*Take your inhaler with you when you run
*I must have 7 hours sleep the night before
*Morning run = complements from others all day long (must produce a healthy glow?)

C25K Week 1 Day 2 = DONE!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


I hurt.

Will she or won't she get up to run her promised Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday schedule?

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Experiencing Technical Difficulty

I woke up at 5am, went downstairs to take my "special vitamins", ate a spoonful of peanut butter, and downed a glass of water.

I have to take the "vitamins" first so they can kick in when I leave.

It was a balmy 28 degrees outside so back upstairs I went to dig out the thermals. I was all layered up, complete with beanie and mittens. I think the stairs and hunting was almost exercise enough at 5am!

I grabbed the ipod I had readied this weekend and was set to go - NOT!

I left my ipod at work so I quickly load up aforementioned playlists on Stephen's ipod.

Ready. Set. Go.

Start Chubby Jones Podcast. Warm-up walk 5 1/2 minutes. Where was that count down to run? Crap! I was listening to the wrong podcast. Can't get the menu to work and take a few minutes to discover you have to take mittens off to operate the ipod. (Did you know that?) Where was week 1? Week one wasn't downloaded......aarrgh! So on to week 2.

I am pleased to say I began again with week 2's program, almost. On the last run I pooped out at the 30 second mark. But it's DONE!

Couch to 5K Week 1 Day 1- Completed

Saturday, January 3, 2009

ipod ready? Check.

Last time around I used the Podrunner Podcasts to help me get moving into interval training. While it worked all right, since I really truly am not a big fan of techno, I have finally created my own playlists for this time around. I used advice from Dan's Running Blog to get me started. My current playlist consists of dings for running/walking intervals with this music for week 1:

*Let's Dance - Miley Cyrus (it's from my daughter's CD but it really gets me moving)
*When I Grow Up - The Pussycat Dolls
*Behind these Hazel Eyes - Kelly Clarkson
*Let's Get It Started - Black Eyed Peas
*Pump It - Black Eyed Peas
*Smack That - Akron featuring Eminem
*Sexyback - Justin Timberlake
*Boombastic - Shaggy

I am trying to figure out how to get Audacity to work so the dings won't interrupt my music...but I can't seem to get it right. Guess it will give me something else to look forward to figuring out as I advance through each week???

Just in case I also found The Chubby Jones C25K podcast on itunes. If my playlists doesn't cut it, hers are the next best thing!

Tomorrow C25K (or Tuesday anyway)

I always have the "I'll start tomorrow" thing going on. But for reals. I am. Or Tuesday at least. Since my goal is to run the Disney Half Marathon (or 5k maybe?) in September I better get my butt in gear!

So I am committing to following Cool Running's Couch to 5k (aka C25K) plan to get my ass off the sofa (actually the computer chair) and start running away the pounds.