Thursday, June 11, 2009

I Rannnnn!

Workout Length: 60 minutes
Calories Burned: Bleep-Bleeeep! Grumble... I got to the gym and realized I forgot to put on my monitor. GRR!

I ran! I ran! I'm sooooo happy!

I got to the gym, and I did 20 minutes on the elliptical. I overheard one of the women on my BL team talking about how she ran on the treadmill. I remembered that I have that "Couch to 5K" podcast on my iPod, so I hopped on over to the treadmill and put it on.

I did week one of the podcast, so it's 90 second intervals of running, followed by 90 second intervals of brisk walking. I couldn't run for the whole 90 seconds, but I was doing between 45 and 60 each interval. I felt SO GOOD!! The endorphins were pumping and I was totally in the zone. By the end I must have looked hilarious because I was running with a big smile on my face, lol.

It was really hard, but it wasn't unbearable, and when it was over I felt better than I've ever felt after a workout in my life! I went home and bragged to everyone who would listen. LOL. I'm so proud and excited :)

I've decided that I love it and am actually going to follow the Couch to 5K program, and my goal is to finish the 8 week program over 10-12 weeks (it may take take me a bit more time than the average person) and hopefully by my birthday (Sept 22) I will be able to run 5K straight in 30 minutes. I don't really care about the time frame, I'd just be happy to be able to accomplish that!

On a not-s0-awesome note, I stepped on the scale this morning and I'm not showing a loss yet this week. Last week I was already showing down 4lbs by Thursday, so for me to not show anything yet is kinda freaking me out. I do feel like this week was a little messed up, with the salty popcorn and not working out 2x per day like I did last week. OH well. I just hope that I show even 1-3 lbs by Saturday... that'd be nice :)


  1. Don't let the scale get your down, activity can do strange things to it, especially with how it can affect fluid retention and such. I hope you've been taking your measurements, if you didn't take them when you started stop whatever you are doing right now and go take them immediately!! I command it! ;D

    Great work with the running, I know exactly how it feels to run while grinning like an idiot :D

  2. Yep, the trainers took "before" pictures and measurements, we will be weighed, measured and photographed every 4 weeks during the 12 week bootcamp.

    I can't wait to go back to the gym! I want to try running again! haha

  3. I'm so happy for you. I too just experienced the joy of running, I'm currently struggling to get to the 2 min intervals! My goal is to do a 5k race in October.

    Keep up the great work, I am cheering you on!