Monday, September 23, 2013
I just ran a 10K and a 5K back to back in approximately 2:21.
I'm pretty proud right now.
When I was mapping my route via mapmyrun, my phone was acting up and I wasn't quite sure if I would get the 9 miles I needed to begin this new week of training for the 13.1. So I was hoping and praying that I would get as close to 9 as possible.
So when I got to the drop off point and began to walk to my starting point, I began to turn on my nike and runkeeper apps. Low and behold, I was getting closer to home and went to look at them to see how I was doing, and both of them hadn't started like I thought they had. Major bummer. But, my BodyMedia was on... and I came home and logged in the route and you guessed it, I ran 9.1 miles!!!!
I was praying the whole time and fiddling with my phone and said to myself, I want to walk when I hit Balboa. However, I was really impressed to just run all the way home. So as a result of obeying that impression, I completed my run for the day!!!!
I'm so ecstatic!
I'm a runner!
Friday, September 06, 2013
I can't believe it's been almost a month since I blogged!
And yet, I do believe it.
I've been on the go for the past few weeks. Weight has been up and down and all around. I'm becoming more involved with my husband's project and it requires more time. The thought of getting online and interacting with all the lovely people on SP is not appealing after all the driving etc... So I've been in the background here.
About two weeks remain in our summer challenge and I'd like to do more than break even. Only time will tell my success with even that.
Hope you all are doing a whole lot better than I am. I'm just blessed to be alive (quite literally.)
Thanks for stopping by...
Sunday, August 11, 2013
So TOM didn't kill me completely, I lost .2 lb. It's not a whole pound but a loss is a loss.
Then for today's weigh in, I lost 2.4 lbs. Well, of course I did, TOM left. So now to embark on some real weight loss. My goal is to lose 1 lb.
Also, I've been working on getting 7 hours of sleep since earlier this week. I was good for a couple of days, so now just to make it a habit. I would like to aim for being in the bed by 10 pm and see where it goes from there.
So let's recap on the goals....
1. Lose 1 lb this week
2. BE in bed by 10 pm
3. Get at least 7 hours of sleep
I would like to maintain ...
1. a minimum of 8 glasses of water per day
2. counting calories for at least 4 days of this week (lots happening this week, so Im aiming low)
3. sticking to my half marathon training schedule (i've found that Mondays I'm too pooped to do anything, but this is the first time I've ever done this.)
So what's you're week's goals looking like?
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Well, we are five days into our 5% challenge and within 3 days of it I gain 3 lbs. So I'm like, "What on earth?" So I'm feeling like a real loser (as in a game or a race) as opposed to being a LOSER (as in the whole point of being on the 5% team). Then after going on a walk with my Christian sisters, it dawns on me.... TOM!!!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
So I have to take matters into my own hands. I really dont want to be kicked out of the Last A Standing game on the first weigh in. [the last A standing is a weigh in challenge game we have on the 5% challenge community, you have to lose to stay in the game]. So, I have to really limit my cals and be aware of my sodium. I gotta stay at 1200 especially since I won't be exercising as hard as normal because I'm now training for my first half-marathon and I have specific assignments which include NOT OVER TRAINING. I don't want to burn out before I get a chance to really run the half-marathon.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
after reading some of my team blogs, to post up a combination of two variations of essentially the same quote.
I hope it will bring comfort, deep thought, and all things positive to those who take time to meditate on it.
"The Fatherís presence encircled Christ, and nothing befell Him but that which infinite love permitted for the blessing of the world. Here was His source of comfort, and it is for us. He who is imbued with the Spirit of Christ abides in Christ. The blow that is aimed at him falls upon the Saviour, who surrounds him with His presence. Whatever comes to him comes from Christ. He has no need to resist evil, for Christ is his defense. Nothing can touch him except by our Lordís permission. All our sufferings and sorrows, all our temptations and trials, all our sadness and griefs, all our persecutions and privations, in short, all things work together for our good. All experiences and circumstances are Godís workmen whereby good is brought to us."
Yes, Barbara, "no one ever injured their eyesight by looking on the bright side of things." Thanks for sharing and inspiring me to share.
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