Sunday, January 4, 2015

Day 3 - Motivation

January 4, 2014
miles: 4.03

I had planned for today to be a rest day because my shins hurt, but Tammy texted me and said I had to go for a run with her family. So off we went. 

It was raining and sprinkling but it didnt stop us. We did 2 miles and turned around after that to head back to her house to make our 4 miles. 

On the way back it started to down pore! We were soaked to the bone but kept going. We alternated between running and walking. 

On our way to the 2 mile mark, my shin solints in the left leg were really getting the best of me, but I wasnt going to stop.  We were going to keep going. 

On the way back, the pain let up and I was able to run farther and more often. We did great, dispite the rain. That just gave us more motivation to run!

I dont think I could have ran as much as I did without Tammy pushing me and encouraging me. Sometimes I just need that. I need someone to tell me "Yes you can!" Specially when I doubt myself or let the pain start getting to me. 

Tammy and Annabelle (her daughter) stayed with me the whole time. Neil (her hubby) and Nick (her son) went their own way. Of course the boys were home when we got their and they only did 2 miles! Us girls did 4 miles and we ROCK!

Sure I wish I could run better and farther, but that will come one day. I just have to keep pushing. I'll eventually be in better shape and can run for longer period. But for now, I do my best and thats all that matters!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Day 2 - Its a Great Day!

January 3, 2014
miles: 7.34

I managed 2 walks today! I did 3 miles this morning with my friend Tammy. I was feeling really good and wanted to walk more, but it was a spur of the moment thing, so we couldnt go to far. 

It was a nice misty walk and it felt good!

Then I came home and relaxed for a bit and was still feeling really good and motivated. So I decided on another walk. 

I managed 4.34 miles around my town! I was so proud of myself. I just needed that. 

7.34 miles for the day! I'm on my way to doing that many miles at one time! I think I could have done it today. I just felt so good today!

I am definetly in need of new shoes. My old running shoes have gone beyond their milage. Between training in them, racing in them, and daily wear, its time for new shoes!

When I run, my shin splints start up and I just cant run very far. New shoes are a must before Disney!

Welp...thats it for now!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Day 1 of a New Me!

January 1, 2015
starting weight: 187.4 lbs. 
goal weight: 150 lbs. 

Today is my first day running and walking. The last time I ran was Sept. 20, 2014! Boo on me for slacking!

I started out just walking but I did feel like running. Since I havent ran in months, I wanted to take it slow starting out. 

After a while, I came across another runner on the opposite side of the road. I figured I start running. We did a friendly wave and I ran for quite a bit. I was proud of myself. He motivated me to run! 

So I continued to walk and run until I got home. 

I felt really good after I did that. I didnt think I could do 3 miles on my first day, but i did!

Making progress!! Now to keep myself motivated and do this daily and get into a routine! Which is going to be hard becuase I start babysitting my neice in a few weeks and shes 2 yrs old, so I'll be doing really long walks with her unless I can find a cheap jogging stroller. 

Glass Slipper Challenge - 2 months away!

I can't believe it's almost time! Less than 2 months away! I'm really excited but at the same time I'm still asking myself "WHY!!!" I must be out of my mind. 

I have fallen off the running band wagon back in Sept. After my last race run, I figured I'd take a few weeks off before I started my half marathon 14 week training. 

Yep, those few weeks that I decided to take off turned into months. 

So here it is January 1, 2015 and I am starting my training in general from scratch. Yep. My lazy butt hasnt done anything except put on 7.4 lbs since September! 

A new year and a new start, right???

Well the glass slipper challenge is exactly that! A challenge! This is going to be a serious mind over matter challenge and I wasnt raised to be a quitter! I will be pushing my body! My brain will tell me to give up many times and my body will scream but this will be a test of will power! Can I do it? I believe I can do it and that I can earn that Glass Slipper Challenge Medal! I want it so bad!

10k (6.2 miles) and Half Marathon (13.1 miles) in 2 days! I think I have lost my mind! I have to succeed! 

Stay tuned to more updates!