Saturday, April 25, 2015

But it feels so good I can't stop.

I've recently taken up running. It's strange because I never thought I would be a runner. I always joked the only reason I would run was if someone was chasing me but I've caught the running bug. 

I started the C25K program 6 weeks ago. I'm only on week 4, I had to repeat a couple of weeks. Somewhere along the way I discovered the runner's high and I've been chasing it ever since. So far I can run for 5 minutes straight without stopping. Next week though, it gets pretty hardcore. The last day you run 20 minutes without stopping. I'm scared, guys! I'm not sure I can do it. I may be repeating that week a couple of times. 

I want to run a 5k. I want to do it so bad. I've never done anything like that, just the breast cancer walk. I can walk 3.1 miles now I just have to make myself able to run it. 

I started out running on the treadmill. Then one day I tried to run on a track here close to my house and I failed miserably. It was the same thing I had done on the treadmill just two days before but the track was so much harder. It had big hills and curves, it was very unforgiving. So now I run the track and my cross training is done at the gym. Usually the elliptical (a devil machine!) and some work on the weight machines. 

I'm trying to lose weight too. It's slow going. So far I've lost maybe two pounds it's a little discouraging. My littlest princess often wishes there was magic in this world. I have to agree. I wish I could magic these 40 pounds off. I'm working on my diet. I don't necessarily eat different things, except I'm eating a lot of salad, but I am eating smaller portions of what I do eat and I'm tracking my calories. I have a big problem with night eating. I wake up in the middle of the night and head for the kitchen. Does anyone else do this?

I won't look great in a bathing suit by summer but maybe next summer I'll feel comfortable in my skin. That's really all I'm hoping for. 

I'll keep you updated on how it goes. For now, it's a yucky rainy day and I'm a little sick so I'm going to go be miserable. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi! Stopping by from Mom Bloggers Club. Great blog!
    Have a nice day.