T Minus 27 - "My pants are falling down!"

Monday, January 10, 2011

Things have been progressing pretty well, I'd say in regards to the big day. I'm at T minus 27 days till the 5k. Getting amped!

I've been more committed to keeping my training dates which are every Monday and Thurs at work and practically every other day at home. I've been listening to my body, fueling it well, kicking major H2O butt while trying to build my endurance and agility. It's working pretty good, in my opinion. The trainer today noticed I seem to land on my heels first, which undoubtedly is causing the shin pains to act up again. Today's the first day in a while they've reared their ugly little shin splint heads despite plenty of stretching. He advised me to try to buy shin wraps to run and workout in - so prob this weekend that'll be on my to-do list.

Quick recap:
Saturday, 1/8/11
I call this day "I found TURF"
It never really dawned on me that the public (other than soccer teams) can utilize the turf that's near our big kids' school. I headed out at the crack o' dawn Sat am (big accomplishment considering TOM is here) and did some repeat training. It was cooooold.... emoticon emoticon, but not raining so the adjustment was to taking that icy air into my lungs which was a freaking drag. The "repeat" training was pretty much just that - I'd run lightpost to the next lightpost, then walk the distance to the next lightpost, then return to running to the next, and so on. A bit different from interval training since that's much more distance-specific pertaining to mileage. Felt good - ignored what would have seemed like random people gawking at me in the past and just kept on going. I was out there for about 90 minutes until Joey's wrestling practice was over and worked up a helluva sweat.

Sunday, 1/9/11
"A good day for 7.5 mi"
It started out as a very lazy Sunday am. TOM almost got the best of me, till I looked out the window amidst doing my usual Sunday chores around the house and the beautiful sunshine beckoned me to "come on out, Jeanie!" emoticon - You know me, I'm a sucker for a good sunny day. So...I headed out for what I thought would just be a nice, brisk walk. Since I had some movies I'd rented for the kiddos, I figured I'd walk them to return them. It was so nice out, I did like Forest Gump and "I kept right on going"...right to the trail I almost completely forgot about which is near the High School - I saw so many runners out - one lady that was doing her thing wearing a Team in Training T-shirt...yep, I gave her a big thumbs up. When I realized she was quite bulkier than I, and she was STILL running, I figured heck, why not? So I jogged a bit. Not a whole heck of a lot, but I did. Brisk walked the rest of the way till I got home almost 8 miles later. Not too shabby for a Sunday.

Back to today...
Monday, 1/10/11
"My pants are falling down!"
You're probably wondering why the title for this blog - figured I'd save the best for last (in MY opinion!) - I wore these workout pants today - just grabbed the ones I usually wear at home for today's training. When the trainer and I - btw it was only the two of us today since no one else showed which was such a definite plus since I had a custom workout- started out on our repeats, I immediately felt the horrifying feeling of some slippage goin on down around my waistline....the friggin pants were literally FALLING RIGHT OFF ME WITH EACH STEP!!! OMG -
emoticon - it was just a matter of time until he glanced around to see me practically holding my pants up while jogging and we both immediately burst out into laughter. Oh yeah, these pants didn't have that nice tie-string adjustable waist, either...Man, how uncomfortable a feeling, yet how gosh darned SWEET that ish was - knowing all the work is really paying off - TOM or not, my waist is shrinkin away! I just HAD to blog about it...

Tonight, I think I may ice up a bit, just to keep these shins from flaring up any more.

Things are good - oh yeah - dh decided to take me out for a ride yesterday...while we were out, he was getting some texts from his biker buddies that they were hanging out at this bar so dh asked if I'd like to go hang out for a bit. I was so happy since it's been quite a while since he's had me around the boys - so that was fun and nice to feel included once again.

Th-th-that's all folks....for now!

Let's kick some major GRass this week, what do ya say??
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  • ASHLEYW_206
    I'm so proud of you and your pants falling down! HA! You're doing so great! :) Can't wait to get the 5K report!!!!
    3685 days ago
    Haha, that is GREAT! Since this blog came out a while ago, I wonder if you tried the shin wraps yet? IF so how are they working out for you?

    3685 days ago
    Woo hooo!!

    I love the pants falling down stories.

    Yay you!

    That 5K is just around the corner.... And it sounds like you are right on track!

    3690 days ago
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    3695 days ago
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    I am so proud of you Mama. Training for a 5k and kicking butt on your workouts!! You are doing so well and the part about your pants falling down is great. What an amazing accomplishment!!
    3697 days ago
    What a great blog! I feel like running after reading it! That wouldn't be such a good idea, obviously but I wish I could join you! Well, let's say I'll definitely be thinking of you as you train that hard! Very impressive! I'm so proud of you! Keep up the good work and keep sparkling!
    3697 days ago
    Thatta Girl, Jeanie Jett!!!

    Sounds like you are definitely getting toned....especially since you can't seem to keep your pants on you!!! You should definitely embrace that accomplishment....look at what your determination and focus is getting you!!!

    Going to turn my life upside down.....and start things over! I haven't been to the trainer since all my company came and went....and with the Ducks playing last night (they lost) I have only 6 sessions left with the trainer. I will start with him next Monday....and in the mean time....I have my many layers of clothes packed for work tomorrow and Thursday, so I can do a WOG during my lunch!! No more excuses!!! I'm feeling very FLUFFY with all the Holiday junk.....and enough is enough!!!

    I ended up telling Hubby that I haven't really been active with Sparkpeople and he reminded me how I met some really fantastic people.....and had a strong determination......I pondered about what he said and I decided to get back to where I was most successful!!!!

    So here I am......and ready to get rockin'!!!

    Love ya,
    Care Bear

    3706 days ago
    You are awesome! You are covering 8 miles? You are SO going to rock the 5K! Are you kidding me? Smoke will be pouring off those heels! (((sizzle)))

    And that sizzle is for more than your mileage! Pants falling off while running! Ha! Ha! Ha! And I can laugh b/c the same thing has happened to me. (I ended up taking out my hairband and cinching up the back). Only I was without the personal trainer audience, which only makes your story all the better. Glad you have a great sense of humor! Isn't that a great feeling though (that sounds weird)... But there is nothing you can argue with when pants that used to be fine for exercise now need suspenders!

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    3706 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/11/2011 3:38:57 PM
    Whoo have an outfit to work a pole now and you won't even have to use your hands to take it off! LOL Way to go Triple J, you so deserve it!

    Triple M
    3706 days ago
    Thanks for sharing your Wonderfulness!! You are quite the example. You and my dil are enjoying your weighloss and enjoying life to the fullest. I'm so proud of both of you. Hope you found some safety pins or sewed up those loose pants. Don't need you falling down when they slip to your Keep up the good work! I'm up for kicking some grass. Changed my goal to 20lbs off by next surgery, Apr 5th! WE/ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3707 days ago
    AWESOME! Keep up the great work!
    You are going to kick some 5k butt!
    3707 days ago
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