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Monday, May 17, 2010

Better than the week before (Weekly Results)

Weekly Results -
Monday 5/10 - 6 miles run on Greenway. Started off too fast so I tired out at the end but I was very excited to be running. Right at 65 minutes.
Tuesday 5/11 - 20 minutes on the elliptical and 20 minutes running on the indoor track (2 miles plus 1 walking lap)
Wednesday 5/12 - 30 minute Pilates class. (I discovered that the rec center did have lunch time classes again)
Thursday 5/13 - the plan was to leave work at 3:30 and get a run in before picking up the girl from daycare but work became a zoo.
Friday 5/14 - once again brought clothes to work out at the end of the day (lunch was not an option) but once again was derailed by crazy students.
Saturday 5/15 - 3 mile walk on Greenway while pushing the girl in the stroller. About 1 hour (included letting her walk slowly for a while).
Sunday 5/16 - nothing but I did buy an awesome size 10 dress.

My mom will be here this week so I'll have extra help with the girl and can get out of the house more for runs. I have my lunches blocked to go to the classes at the rec center but this time of year with new student orientations and continuing students with issues makes my life even more busy than when classes are actually in session.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

500 ways to win

I recently went blog patrolling and found some new blogs to read and link to on my blog roll. One is having a give away and there are about 500 ways to win. One of which is mentioning the contest on your own blog. So here it is. But really don't enter because you're taking away my chance to win... Kidding. Kidding.


Monday, May 10, 2010

Day One (again) - Move beyond my excuses

I went 6 miles today. Had intentions to run farther but my body was so excited to run that I started off too quick and tired out pretty quick. But i was happy to get 6 miles at a quicker pace. I was even happier to eat a Clif bar and a cup of coffee at the end. Clif bars are yummy.

The rest of the week will be rec center workouts. I came up with a great new motto during my run as I was thinking about working with a new trainer. Basically I need someone to get me to move beyond my excuses. So now when I feel the lazy beast rising up, or the side that's ready to give up once I can think of a decent justification, I will say to myself, "Move beyond your excuses."

Saturday, May 8, 2010

I'm official

Even though I'm not actually exercising right now I am thinking about it. I signed up for the 1/2 training program (starting mid June) and for the actual 1/2 marathon itself (Oct 16th).

My hopes are to walk tomorrow with Babelicious, run Monday morning before work, and get some rec center workouts for the rest of the week (with the exception of Friday). I think I can make it work this week.

Better blog posts to come.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Truth be told (weekly results)

Last week's result was a sad pathetic tale. But I'm not focusing on it because I have a history of highs and lows and I know I'm not giving up over the long run. However, that isn't really an excuse to be lazy just a statement that I'm not going to post "woe is me" blogs about my lack of exercise.

So last week I only got one day of real exercise and that was my 5 mile run on the treadmill. I didn't end up getting outside to run because of a couple of factors including bad traffic and a bad day in general. Over the weekend we had an epic amount of rain and although my town wasn't badly affected, my Greenway was flooded out.

So upward and onward. After all I'm committed to the 10 mile race on June 19th so I can't be lazy for too much longer. ;)