Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Well, I actually tried to enter in what I've eaten today with the Holiday party. I substituted Chicken Corn Chowder for Corn Casserole... hahahaha but I think it's probably close. And I didn't do too bad I guess! :) I'm a bit over on my fat, but still under my minimum for the day, so if I eat a little something still tonight I can't feel too bad about it.
I was searching for some running things today -- reading about SMURFETTE finishing her marathon has really been making me want to run more -- not 26.2 MILES more, but I think a little old newbie runner like myself could train up to a 10K without killing myself. :)
I searched for training schedules and found a few -- did the SmartCoach thing at Runner's World, also got the "BolderBoulder 10K" thing from Shape.com, and the Spark Your Way to a 10K. So far I think I like the Spark Your Way the best for starting out... it really seems to gradually build the miles like I need to. The others seem a little too hardcore for me at this point -- but GOOD!!! I'll probably incorporate some of those techniques once I really get back into running.
I want to train as though I'm eventually going to do a Triathlon -- crosstrain on the other days with bike and swimming.
I REALLY need to get a swimsuit.
I think by upping my miles I can run and getting those varied movements in my cardio it will really help me achieve my fitness goals. I'm really excited about the prospects of next year.
Even if/when I redo my Long Term Goal, I still intend to reach it within the next year, and I think I will be reaching the peak of my body's fitness next year as well. :) This is really exciting!!!
It's been really great to start feeling like my body and I get along. Like I can tell it what I want it to do, and know that it can probably handle whatever I throw at it as long as I'm doing it in a reasonable way. Before starting this journey to get my body healthy, I would have never expected to be able to run a 5K -- even as SLOWLY as I did. ;)
I actually found the results page up at the Hunstville Track Club website and my official 5K time was 40:20 I THINK, which is almost exactly a 13min mile. Which... is pretty much what I was doing on a regular basis... but still! I want more.
Even if I can't find a 10K I can go to, the training will help me be better prepare to KICK THE TRASH out of my next Turkey Trot if NOTHING ELSE. :) I do intend to run one of those suckers EVERY YEAR. :D
Saturday cannot come soon enough! :)