So yesterday I showed up at my race all ready for my 5k. Then a friend pointed out that I had signed up for the 5 MILE race, not a 5k!
I kept a decent jogging pace the first 2 miles, but when I saw the 2 mile marker I nearly cried. I was so tired, defeated, sweaty, etc... I wanted to find a shortcut and just give up. Thankfully this was impossible because we were out on this small trail going through the marsh lands. There was no way to go but ahead. At 2.75 miles or so they had a water station. That helped a lot. Once I spotted the 3 mile marker I willed myself to start jogging again. From 3.5-4.75 or so I got that "runner high". Nothing hurt, I could breathe just fine, I wasn't overheating, my pace sped up. I felt GREAT!!! The last tiny stretch was hard because you had to pass the finish line, make a loop and come back. It was a tease to think you were done and then to keep going. But I forced myself to keep going and I finished at 58 minutes. It's not a great time, but I'm proud of myself for finishing.
Now I need to decide if I still want to do the 10k in May or if I see if I can switch to the 5k race!
Oh, and I finished my 3rd week of P90x. I haven't noticed much change at all on the scale but I do feel a bit stronger. I'm not following the nutrition plan at all though so I guess I'm not surprised. But I'm sure that if I tried following their plan I wouldn't be getting enough calories or nutrition to keep my milk supply up. I'm still pumping 100-115 oz a day and that takes a lot of calories!
Well I am joining in. I have been over weight for a long time. I had tried the hcg two times. Last time I finished after just a couple weeks as I just didn't feel it was what I needed.
Then I ended up with a pulmonary embolism and wasn't able to breath well and unable to do much at all.
It's been 3 months now and I started to feel my life wasn't getting any better and I needed to do something about it. So my bff and I began walking a few weeks a few times a week. I enjoyed how I felt doing this. This last week we went at more. We added more power to our walking and have added more time to it each time we go out.
Last night we wanted to try the program from couch to 5k. We did our sprint walk with some jogging. I wasn't able to do a full minute each time as she was. I did about 30 sec. each time. We also added more time to our walk. So we went a total of 3 miles.
We got new shoes and this was the first night we had used them. I hurt myself though. Just on the inner side of my right knee is hurting. It was worst last night but I still feel it today. I hope this doesn't do anything to my work out? I will stick to the walking today as the jog part is only suppose to be a few times in a week.
I am down 5 lbs in a week, which is so exciting for me. I am fine if I just loose a pound or two a week or even just inches. I need my health to improve and i feel I am doing what it takes to get "me" back.
Ok so here it is. My muddy pic! I am the one 2nd from the right It wasn't hard until the "mud finale." That was so hard! My hubby had to push me through the tunnel. I just couldn't get any traction to get through it! Also, I fell on my ankle after the tunnel (which hurt like heck!) and then some guy (who lost his shorts in the tunnel) landed on my legs! That was the worst. I screamed and the medic came running over to me...lol. I believe I had tears in my eyes It would have be fine if it hadn't got super crowded at the end. Oh and the shower was NOT fun! It was soooo cold. I lost my breath!
I ran today. It felt good to finally get moving this week. I am determined to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight before transfer time.
Just an update, that is all.
Oh, and I suppose we'll need to start a May thread. Where has the year gone??
What are you guys doing?
ITA about where has the year gone?! We're almost half way through 2012!!
I am still here, hanging in there, doing pretty good most of the time. Have been getting a lot of activity with yardwork the past week plus. I like being outside instead of just on the treadmill and making some progress on the weeding and trimming the bushes is a good thing too!
Hubby should be home some time this week for a 2 week visit before heading overseas again and I cannot wait to see him!!
I've been getting my Farmer's Market Baskets again and we did great going through a large basket in a 2 week timeframe without having to throw anything out except for 1 avocado that was too underripe to eat and didn't get any softer after a couple days in the fridge after I'd already cut into it... still working on cutting gluten and processed foods out a little bit at a time, just not replacing them once we've eaten them. I am enjoying simple meals of primarily veggies and protein with ocassional rice or potatoes for a side.
That's all that's going on here! I lost a little bit of weight last week, but not much - hoping for a better number this week!!
I've kind of stopped stepping on the scale and I'm just going by how my clothes fit these days. I feel like in order to get into the low 120s I have to subsist on air, and I just can't do that. This past week was rough for eating, as I was in trial all week. Well, only one night was really bad, but now I have to swear off my son's goldfish crackers and trail mix for good! I ran a 5K yesterday in 23:19 -- not as fast as I would have liked, but in the five nights leading up to the race I got a total of about 27 hours of sleep, so I'm cutting myself some slack! Doing a 4 mile run in two weeks, so we'll see how that goes!
I had a weird issue come up a couple weeks ago -- I'd try to do Chest & Back or Core Synergistics (P90X), but every time I'd try to do pushups my nose would start to bleed. It happened several times the week before my trial, and then I didn't try any pushups last week, so I'm really hoping it was due to stress. I'm going to attempt Core again this afternoon and see what happens.
I have eaten my weight in horrible food in the past two weeks. I have lost all motivation and am starving all the time. I'm also usually gone from teh house or working every single day from 6:30 am unto 10:30 pm so no working out has taken place. My clothes are tight, my scale is weeping and I'm just so mad at myself. Lupron is not my friend this time. Bah humbug.
GSx1 to the Boston twins 12/06
GSx2 to the ESBs 5/08
GSx3 to the ESS 12/10
GSx4 to the Canadian 2/13
The blog returns: http://susanb573.blogspot.com/
I STARTED A NEW THREAD SINCE 1ST WEEK OF MAY IS OVER.