Saturday, September 25, 2010
Today, I completed a 5K.
Before I started the race, I had two goals.
1. Run it fully without walking
2. Complete it under 42 minutes
Well, I walked about 3-4 times. I figured I walked half a mile and ran the rest. I really wanted this to be the first 5K I run as it was the first 5K I walked. I am okay with having walked some of it. There is another 5K to try to run completely. Besides, I haven't finished the C25K program yet!
Maybe, I am not that upset about walking because I did my best 5K time yet! 37:38! My running buddy, Jared, and I figure without the walking, I would have finished around 30 minutes and I know that would be NO small feat! If you do the calculations, that is like 10 minutes/mile.
Here is a photo of my running buddy, Jared, and I after the race.
Anyhow, I did good today. What a great start to a Saturday! Hope everyone has an amazing weekend!
Friday, September 24, 2010
to everyone that gave me advice and support in my last blog. I really appreciate it! I think I have a made a decision. As much as I would like to do the marathon with my aunt, I think it would best if I waited.
1. I am not ready. Clear and simple. I do not want to rush it, hurt myself.. and maybe lose my love for running.
2. I have heard if you rush it.. yes, you can do it.. but it is a deal where it is an one time deal. For me, I want to become a marathoner.. and do many marathons and other such races.
3. When my aunt does the marathon, I hope to cheer her on. I have never attended a marathon so by cheering her on, I could get a good feel of what it is like.
4. When I am ready to do my marathon (hopefully the summer after this one), I would be ready for the marathon and have someone to show me the ropes. This race that my aunt is doing will be a great starter marathon for me. It is close to family and not super expensive.
5. I think as soon as I am done with the C25K, I am going to take the next step and train for a 10K. I figure by doing this and eventually running a 10K, I can have a new goal and help her with her training by running a 10K together before her race.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Everyday I check my emails before I head off to campus. This morning I had an interesting message from my aunt. The same aunt I THOUGHT was telling my sister that I couldn't run a HM or Marathon. I was wrong. The email basically congratulated me on my weight loss (she heard how good I look from another aunt that saw me recently). She told me when she is planning to start her training for the marathon and invited me to join them.
I really want to say YES... but I am hesitate. I haven't even completed the C25K. This weekend is supposed to be my first 5K that I run completely. Could I be ready by June to run 26 miles when right now I can't even run a FULL THREE miles? Maybe a HM would be more my speed? Am I ready to make more of a commitment to running?
I don't want to try to do things too fast and burn myself out of running. Also, I think it would be a great experience for me, personally and professionally. My career goals is to graduate by June 2012 with a degree in Exercise Science. Once I graduate, I want to become a running coach. The best way to be a coach, in my opinion, is to experience it at some level. By training for a HM or Marathon, I would participate in even more 5Ks than I already do... and meet more people in that field area.
On a personal level, I know I want to eventually run a HM or Marathon or both. I really want to, one day, the marathon that is HUGE where I live. It is so huge that people that run it are selected through lottery. To run it, would be a great accomplishment. If I did the marathon with my aunt, I would have the support there with me. I wouldn't be all alone and would have a better feel of how an event like that works so when I am ready to do one in my area.
Oh! Also, a guy I know kinda put a dig in about being able to out me and I haven't quite gotten over it yet. Part of wants to prove to him that I can outrun HIM. The other part of me knows that is not going to drive me when I do the training.
Anyhow, lots to think about. I think I am going to think about it for a few days.. or at least today.. before I reply. And, of course this is all brought up when I decided not to work out in the morning due to my start of a cold.
What are your thoughts on this?
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
I didn't realize until I got a comment from a Spark Friend that I have been kinda quiet unintentionally the last few days... okay.. more like a week.. so an update is definitely due.
Classes, homework, work and exercise has consumed my life. For the most part, I am enjoying it. I enjoy the challenge of getting an A in my classes. It is something I know I can do. At first, honestly, I kinda panicked and stressed out. But, than Test 1 came along and I got 92%. I kinda over studied for it but now I know what gotta be done. I really feel like if I do my work and NOT procrastinate I can do well this semester. Some people that I recently met think I study too much but I am afraid if I let go for just a moment, I will lose focus. I guess I am that way with my weight loss today and that is why I don't take days off.
Besides that, a major update are the changes with my friends. I am trying to embrace that when a chapter ends, a new one ends. I still get really down that my best friend is fading away. He says he isn't but sometimes actions speak louder than words. It is probably for the best as he won't be here next semester. He will be going to training camp than doing the semester online.
In happier news, I am meeting alot of people in my classes. It is great! Seriously! I was a bit nervous about starting classes in my major of exercise science. I was thinking I'd be with all soccer, baseball, hockey athletes.. but it ends up, I am meeting other people too! It is pretty amazing! And, it is even fun to run into the same awesome people all the time. I guess I didn't have this in my other majors. That is how I know I am in the right place. Now, just to figure out the correct track for me... Fitness Management vs. Exercise Science.
Besides my life at college, I am a 5K on Saturday! I really want to run the full 5K because it would be the first 5K I would have walked AND ran. How awesome would that be?! I am going to try to do my best! I think I am going to go for 45 minutes or better. I know I can totally reach that!
Other news? I think that is all, folks! Hope all is well!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
It's official!!! NAMSMOMMY and I are the new leaders for the College Survival Team. We both are very excited for helping college students, just like us, lose weight and reach their fitness goals... but we need your help.
We need your help by a few ways depending where you fit in.
-If you are a college student, please come check out the team! If you decide to join, it would be awesome if you brought your active spark buddies too.
-If you not a college student but follow my blogs.. we need your help too! All I am asking is to spread the word! Tell EVERYONE about the new team for college student that they just gotta check out.
We really want this team to get this team active again. It has been neglected but now it has two awesome leaders. It can be done! So, tell every active Sparker that's a college student!
Here is the link to the team! Check it out!
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