Monday, June 22, 2009

C25K Week 6 Day 1

I wouldn't call it love....not any more. I wasn't feeling it today but burned around 390 calories in 34 minutes. Ran 5, walk 3, ran 8, walk 3, ran 5. It was tough just getting through and lord, did my shins ever hurt today. Also, I have diagnosed myself with costochondritis. Chest pain and shin pain, BOO! But, overall, I did run for today.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

I think I love running!

Here I am super red faced after running....I write this nonchalantly like I just went for a job but truth be told, I RAN FOR 20 MIN STRAIGHT!!! I'm shouting this out to the world, I ran that long. Never ever in my life have I ever ran that long. I realize it may seem like nothing to a lot of people but this was absolutely amazing for me. I finished week 5! I completed something that I had doubted myself so much for. I went into this run thinking, I'll have to walk, I know it. I was so worried about dissapointing my sister and myself if I couldn't do it. Well, I just got on there and started running. And kept running. When I heard that ding saying I was half way through, I almost started crying and had to fight back the sniffles. I have never been so proud of myself. I think I love running. It was just me against myself. I want to thank my sister though, I kept hearing her pushing me in my head. This has renewed my belief in myself and my commitment to getting healthy, losing this weight that has been holding me back and I have been hiding behind. I am the shit. I am the running shit!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World

This was absolutely sinful!

Julia sampling the goods

Double Yumm-o!

Now the lessons learned here are siple....just because it says "organic" and/or "vegan", doesn't necessarily mean that it's all that healthy! But boy it was delish! These cupcakes were a lot like cakey sugar cookies and that vegan buttercream frosting, out of this world! So even though these little babies were calorie ridden, they were worth it! And, they were not made with any animal products or hydrogenated anything. Once again, delish!

Monday, June 15, 2009

The Proof is in the Puddin'

This is the face I made when my sissy told me to get off my butt and do my run after my 2 weeks of exercise, high salt and fatty foods including massive amounts of donuts and laying on the couch feeling sorry for myself. Just call me Chunk and I'll do the Truffle Shuffle. Now, I wasn't in the mood to run because I had some terrible sleep after working nights, I was trying to talk myself out of it and into another week of glutton but somehow I could feel T's eyes staring, watching, judging, scollding....I just didn't want to tell her that I didn't do it!

Here's me after. Red face and all. Restarted week 5 with day 1. Didn't feel too bad durring the run either. I ran 5 min walk 3 min x's 3. Ran for 31 min, Avg HR 158, Max HR 183, Total Calories 380. I noticed though durring this run, my quads were really starting to poop out by the last 5 minute run. They're feelin' pretty tuckered right now just running up the stairs to my room!
All right, turkey burger, here I come. Then need to make a lil lunch for work. Tonight is my Friday! Thanks T for pushing me and inspiring me. I love you!