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Oh the hills!

Thursday, December 06, 2012

DD#2 didn't have basketball practice yesterday, so she wanted to run. The plan was DH was going to take her and a friend and I was going to take DD#1 to work and then go myself. DD#1 was working on a school project at the house with a friend and he said he would drop her off at work. So, DH, DD#2, friend and I went to the park to run. DD#2 wanted to do the "hilly loop" at the back of the park and then shoot some baskets in the indoor gym. I've been running on the greenway (very flat). The last time I was on was on the hilly trail, my sister and I walked it and it was a struggle.

We parked by the gym and walked briskly on the sidewalks around the parking lot to the trail. DD#2 & friend barely stretched, so they set off to run. I started before DH and was going to just run the best I could. I ran for 10 min (this was a real struggle, I forgot how hilly this trail is). I walked for about 3 mins. and then started to run again (down the biggest hill). I ran for about 7 mins. (hilly again), walked for 5 mins. and then ran the rest of the way - 10 mins. for about 35 mins. I did 2 loops which is almost 3 miles. While I was finishing up the second loop, I passed DD#2's friend! DD#2 had already finished at that point and was walking back to meet her friend. DH had just finished and walked back to meet me. I was really proud of my run! I think I might do this hilly trail at least once a week to get ready for my first 5K in February which will be a pretty hilly course!

Tonight I will be doing a Christmas shopping marathon! I have it all mapped out and am going right after work and plan to hit 9 stores (if I don't run out of time)! There will be quite a lot of walking involved, so that's my exercise today.

DD#2 has morning practice tomorrow, so she wants to run again after school, so we'll hit the trail again.

I'll squeeze in ST over the weekend and once again before Wednesday. I've added some ab exercises because I need to get rid of the belly! That's where the pants get tight first.

We had another healthy & tasting dinner last night (baked chicken), so that's 3 days in a row! DH is going to make the baked Ziti (healthy recipe I found), but I'll have to just pick something up on the run since I probably won't get home until after 9 pm.

Started my week out pretty good! (Wed-Wed).
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