Monday, May 17, 2010

6 Impossible Things

Rough night. Hubby gave himself food poisoning, and Grace has sinus funk. Grace spent most of night in bed with us. She's a kicker. I don't think a single part of me avoided getting walloped or bonked by some random little person's body parts. On top of it, I feel like I'm trying to fight gambu off too.

Since hubby was home sick today, he agreed to lay on couch with Grace & be miserable together long enough for me to go to gym and get a run in.

I've been wondering about the safest, most effective & efficient way to get a 30 min 5k in my reach. Still trying to figure it out without killing myself.

Saw the new Alice & Wonderland on Saturday. Meant to go when it first came out as my 50 lbs lost treat, but that didn't happen till a month or so later. Now that I'm almost half a pound away from being 1/2 way to my goal weight, it seemed like a good time. There was a phrase in there that inspired me. "I believe in 6 impossible things before breakfast. COUNT THEM!"

Here are mine:
1) I can run a 5 minute mile

2) I can qualify and run in the Boston Marathon

3) I can run a sub-20 min 5k

4) I can reach my goal weight of 135

5) I can get my house clean before I leave on vacation next month

6) I can find happiness and learn to like myself

Remember: at the end of the day, every magnificent hero must still face great adversity to get from Once Upon a Time... to Happily Ever After. What dragon will YOU slay today?

Monday, May 10, 2010

One More Mile

Sorry I've been quiet lately. I could use several excuses, but the truth of the matter is, really, that I'm a lazy pud. I even took a week off from the gym (tsk, tsk, tsk)

Thankfully there's this thing called a husband. And today, after dinner, husband said "Honeymoon's over" and got me to the gym. It was busy, all machines were filled, but I started stretching while I waited for a TM to open. After I hopped on, I pushed myself hard to run a mile straight-- for the first time in my life. I did it in about 13 mins. The last quarter mile sucked, but that's my fault, because I tried to rush through it by putting the TM on 7 mph and burnt myself out in about 10 seconds. It was a fun 10 seconds, going that fast, but, let's face it, the next 3 minutes were NOT so fun. Let myself ease off a bit and just do some sprinting intervals after I caught my breath. Took about 1/2 a mile, but I got going again and finished strong. For what it's worth 5 mph is getting more and more comfortable, but I'm also finding 4.2 comfortable for longer runs.

Getting closer & closer every day to being 1/2 way to my goal weight. Just gotta get to 56.5 lbs lost!