Saturday, January 30, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Started week 2 today, and it went well. Week Two starts with a 5 minute walking warm-up and then progresses into running 90 seconds, walking 2 minutes, running 90 seconds, walking two minutes, etc, until you've run for 9 minutes total. It ends with a 5 minute walking cool down.
It definitely got hard at one point, and I actually said out loud (but not TOO loud) to Mr. Podcast guy "Hey, I'm about done, tell me to stop running!!!!"
It was good however. I definitely got a good workout, and it was nice to see that I can progress slowly. Bryan and I talked about getting me some better shoes, but I don't want to get them until I can prove that I will keep this up.
In other news, we're for sure moving to Jackson this spring. Bryan told a lot of people today at Madison's first birthday party. I would have liked to have told my girlfriends myself, but he was asked point blank "have you figured out what you're going to do? Do you have a job?" and he wasn't about to lie or sidestep the question, so....
Right now we're just trying to figure out our finances. Going on a two week vacation over the holidays definitely hit our bank accounts pretty hard. April will definitely be tough for us, but I think we'll be able to make it work without having to dip into my grandfather's trust money. But if we need it, it's there.
I think this is the right thing for us. We prayed about it, felt good about it, and it all worked out really quickly. And then I got a fortune cookie that said "An enjoyable vacation is awaiting you near the mountains." And Bryan's fortune said something about vacation as well. Now, this wouldn't be a vacation, but still. Seemed funny and like good timing. And then today a car pulled out in front of me that had the same JH sticker I had on my old car. So they were little, silly things, but it felt like a "yep, you're headed in the right direction" sort of thing.
So there is that.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Saturday starts the new week.
That's about all I have to stay about that now because I keep thinking about what we're going to be doing in a couple of months and where we'll be living and all of that and it's crazzzzzzzzzzzzzzy and too much to worry about for the moment.
But yes. The run today was very nice, and it wasn't raining, which is a plus.
Monday, January 18, 2010
"Forever young, I want to be forever young.... do you really want to live forever, and ever?"
Bryan heard this song on a tv show and was singing it when I came home. He said "better run if you want to be forever young." Okay, okay. It's raining, and it's dark, but I'll do it.
So I "suited up" (anyone else watch HIMYM?): socks, shoes, sweat pants, sports bra, workout top that holds my cell phone so I can listen to my podcast, and raincoat. Doin' it Humboldt style, right down to the ear warmer/headband thing I crocheted for myself to wear while running.
Today was pretty easy! My breathing was easier, my legs hurt more, but my ankles actually didn't love it, and I got a cramp in my left shin-area. Ouchy
It was nice to be able to run-- I felt proud of myself! And then I felt cold and rainy so I started really hoping it would just stop. I didn't do the 5 minute cool down outside; instead I came in and walked back and forth in the apartment for a couple of minutes, and stretched.
I am now making chili with plenty of beans. Bryan doesn't usually like chili (for shame!) but our friend Kendra Wageman made some when we visited Idaho last month, and he really liked that. So I am trying to make it more like Kendra's (with bbq sauce) and hopefully Bryan will enjoy it. Either way, it's a high protein fairly low calorie dinner that will fill us up. And I'm making a huge vat of it, so I can eat it throughout the week. This weight loss stuff is hard but I am really hoping it pays off!!! Just that fact that I didn't have a regular exercise pattern these past few months and now I am running 3 times a week will help out SOMEWHAT.
So that's it for tonight. Feeling good!! Last run for week 1 of C25K? Thursday.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
It's true that I HAVE had knee problems since college, when I spent at least 30 minutes 5-7 times a week in the gym on the hill-climber thing without really working up to it or stretching. But I have made that much too much of an excuse. Couple that with my "sit for 8 hours a day" job, and I've gotten a bit tubby, it's true. I think it took me a while to really admit that I was not at all happy with the way I look. When you gradually put on weight, it's easy to say "it's just a fat day" or "well it's that time of the month" or "well I DO eat a lot of Ramen, and you know how much sodium that has..."
Well, no more excuses. I want to get healthy.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Read "The Pursuit of God," "How to Speak of God," "Red-Letter Christian"
Learn how to can
Work my way up to being able to run a 5k, and then a 10k
Crochet a blanket for Bryan and I, instead of for all these babies everyone keeps having! :)
Get an actual blog going that has some sort of concentration. I love this blog and my livejournal, but they don't really have a theme.
Plant a garden
Cook at least half of the recipes in my Pioneer Woman Cookbook
Learn how to quilt
That's all for the moment :)