2nd 5K! An Ras Mor in Cambridge
Okay, the weight thing is a problem. I'm up and have undone some of the good from last year. That's bad. But what's good is that I managed to keep running throughout the 7th snowiest winter in this area. What's good is that I ran a second 5K... Read more
First 5K: First Run, in Lowell
Yesterday I completed my first 5k in 10 years. My goal was not lofty: 12 min splits and a finish in less than 40 min. And run the whole thing if I could (this was not as important to me as time).
My first semester of college I took a Log... Read more
Tomorrow is the big day: the date to achieve my first mid-range goal. It may not happen. And here's the thing: if it doesn't, I won't go on a binge. I have been working toward better health. I do not miss a session of Couch to 5K. I run a... Read more
It's not really a plateau if it goes up...
About 3 weeks ago, I was on fire. It seemed that every time I stepped on the scale, I had dropped another 2 pounds. I reached my goal a month early! Well, that was short-lived. I got my period, and the scale climbed 10 pounds overnight--no l... Read more
Stuff I'm learning
1. My new running partner pushes me more than my dog. While my old pace was comfortable, this is probably better for meeting my goal. Plus the dog likes it.
2. Lower cal crock pot recipes for cube steak and pudding cake exist. I'll let yo... Read more
Looking at patterns
Something very interesting happened yesterday. I weighed myself on Sunday, and the weight was 204. I weighed myself on Tuesday, (Wednesday is weigh-in day and I like to know if I'll meet my goal or not) and it was 202. For those of you playin... Read more
Almost 20 pounds!
I'm riding a real high these days. The Couch to 5K program has got me hooked. I look forward to my runs, and they are starting to resemble actual running now, not stumbling or controlled falling. I have to get up early to run, but the payoff ... Read more
It's not a sprint for me
I decided to try my run on the track this morning. There were at least two "bootcamps" in progress, with some running stairs and others beating the instructor with boxing gloves. I watched their high-intensity work outs as I ran/walked mine. ... Read more
Ignorance is FAT
I've been doing well and wanted a Friday night indulgence, complete with wine. So I called up my favorite delivery place (they've missed me!) and got a small order of chicken tenders and bacon cheese fries. Mind you, this is a smaller version ... Read more
Song of myself
Tomorrow will be day 2 of week 3 on C25K. While you probably can't tell a difference, I'm proud of myself so far. I completed week two while on vacation. On vacation I ate tons of veggies and drank tons of water and only a little wine. Yeste... Read more
C25K here I come!
Okay, I've been inspired by others who have jumped in with Couch to 5K. This afternoon I downloaded the podcasts for all 9 weeks. I've found a 5K in October--giving myself 3 months to train. It sounds reasonable. It sounds doable. After I p... Read more
The power of knowing
Tonight we went over to a friend's house for a barbeque. These are very health conscious people. They hike and walk and eat homemade whole food. They asked me to bring a salad, and there would be ribs, beans, corn and a dessert. See, I knew ... Read more
I think I can do this
I've been taking small steps, and my consistency is improving but not yet strong. But I think I can do this. By focusing on eating vegetables instead of what I'm not eating, I feel strong and in control. I drink 2 pints of water before I help... Read more
229 is my weight. There could be reasons why I had a low weigh in last week, but there are also reasons why this weight is accurate: delivery pizza and champagne are two that come to mind. So I've been recording my food faithfully, even you, ... Read more
Worse than I thought
Wednesday, June 16 was the day I decided to make changes. I had gone to my soccer game hoping to be one of the subs on the sideline, but we only had 9 players. I played the whole game, 90 minutes, against a much fitter, faster team. After the... Read more