Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.


    KERRIELYNN719   22,644
SparkPoints
20,000-24,999 SparkPoints
 
 
I am in pain....

Monday, December 03, 2012

My new word for the past few days....oww

My new facial expression for the past few days....wincing

My new posture...hunched over and cradling every muscle possible

Okay...so maybe that was a bit overdramatic...but I seriously hurt.

A year ago, I gave up running. I was trying to lose weight but I wasn't pairing my nutrition with my exercise so I was actually gaining weight. I was just embarrased and depressed with myself. I was actually decent at it and could run literally run and not stop two miles in 30 some minutes...ok, so that sucks actually, but for me, it was great...

I read a blog the other day about a woman signing up for a half marathon....And that whole night, I just couldn't get it out of my mind. Here is this woman, sharing her soon-to-be journey with the world. That blog post was the most motivational post on here that I have ever read. Something in it just clicked and I just thought, my god, i'm an idiot.

Why am I not doing that? Forcing to face a fear (finishing dead last, not finishing, falling on my face), getting off my butt and doing something, challenging myself....

So I stretched into my running pants and trudged to the cellar. I cleaned off the treadmill and wiped away a few months of dust, tried to remember how to use it, and off I went. I decided that I was going to tough it out and run a mile. Its not like it would kill me, would it? I think it did...I made it less than a half mile before I thought I was going to die. I ran out of water at 3/4 a mile and thought I was going to die. I made it 7/8ths of a mile and I looked at my heart rate monitor which pumped up to 201...and I severely thought I was going to die...but I didn't...I made it a full mile in 14 minutes....thats the fastest I ever ran...

I decided I couldn't stop that...so I took a walk break, ran another half mile...and so on... Well my pace and distance got shorter by far...but all in all, I managed to run a full 2 miles....and I was super proud of myself......

So my "workout" schedule is as follows....(hopefully)

Sunday....Rest?
Monday....Zumba
Tuesday....Run
Wednesday...Zumba
Thursday...Run
Friday...Zumba
Saturday...Rest....

My zumba days have been wed/fri....so I thought of incorporating another day of it...
I am currently trying to figure out a run schedule for each of my days that I can follow....then plan for a half marathon at the end of may...I'm gonna do it just to prove i can...
I am also trying to figure out some good strengh training dvds that I can follow with no weights to use just to make my life easier (and so I won't keep getting in trouble with my nutritionist that I am losing muscle)

Well, that is my plan at least...whether it works or not, i can't say...but I shall try my darnedest to make it happen...









SHARE
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

STARGIRL20 12/3/2012 6:28PM

    Woohoo! You can do it! It might be a good idea to start a little slower though. Do some more walk/runs since you are just picking running up again. You don't want to go too fast too soon and risk injury. Way to challenge yourself! Great job!

Report Inappropriate Comment
GODS_TEMPLE 12/3/2012 6:06PM

    Just remember Kerrie,

Dead doesn't hurt! So as long as you are hurting, you are still with us...

Good luck on your running. emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
NGREGOR 12/3/2012 3:40PM

  You have a good plan and emoticon
Keep your focus.
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post


Log in to post a comment.
 


Other Entries by KERRIELYNN719