Monday, April 18, 2011

Hitting the Road

I am not putting stress on myself to run a certain distance on certain days. Right now, it's more important to just get moving consistently now. On Saturday, while T and a friend (my personal training buddy in fact!) flopped on the couch to watch Star Trek, I dragged my behind out with the dog and ran a 5K. It wasn't that fast, but it was solid and steady and I feel good doing it.

Yesterday, despite my best intentions, I did not make it to the gym. T and I did walk around the block twice, but that was the extent of it.

So today, after a 12 hour work day, off to the gym I went! I went on the treadmill for a super easy 3 mile jog while I watched an episode of No Ordinary Family.  (I highly recommend if you haven't seen it.)

Total Mileage: 91.5/1000

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

3 more miles...

At Special Olympics track practice last night, I ran/walked over 1.5 miles with some of the athletes. Afterward, I ran another 1.5... it's not a lot, but I need to build my base back up. :-)

My general plan for now is the following:
April: just start running and working on improving nutrition and hydrations
May: continue running and begin some basic core strength
June: start a formal running plan which incorporates cross training and strength training


Total Mileage: 85.5

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Registered for the Nike Women's Marathon!!!

It's official.. I am doing the Nike Women's Marathon. I have just a few days over 6 months to get in shape for the big day on October 16th. I finally went to the gym for the first time in a long time on Sunday, did an easy 30 minutes on the elliptical and read by the pool. Not impressive, but it's something.

My plan between now and June (when my life becomes a little more manageable) is to start getting my base back up. I don't think I going to write a formal plan for that because I never seem to follow the plans and then I get frustrated! So I'm just going to concentrate on going to the gym more, and just getting my strength back up.

Mileage Update: T and I ran/walked a local 10K just for fun...
Total Mileage: 82.5/1000

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Quick Mileage Update

I did the Austin full marathon... adding another 26.2 plus a 10K... another 6.2. (Since in each I ran a little further than measured, I'm adding 32.5 to my total.)

I'm now at a grand total of: 76.5/1000.

Oh. Boy.