Tuesday, June 30, 2009


I'm mulling it over. Thinking about getting my fat a$$ in shape and registering for one. Mid September.


Monday, June 29, 2009


Day 1, Week 2

Getting up was fairly easy....but the running part was pretty tough.

After driving to Des Moines and spending all morning on the water for the triathlon yesterday, I almost didn't make it home. I was sooo tired!

I forgot to download week 2 of the 5k running program on my I did another day of week 1. My OCD brain is screaming about it. :-) :-)

Friday, June 26, 2009


I did it!!! I made it through week 1!!!!!

I got up three time this week and ran before work. The running part is getting easier....the getting up part is getting harder. :-)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Day 2.

I got up again this morning, relatively easily. For some reason, right now, I'm having an easy time wrapping my head around the fact that I need to get my arse out of bed in the morning and workout. It's the only way getting healthy and losing weight is going to happen, with my schedule right now. I guess, once you decide it's just what you have to do, and there's no other option, then it's easy to get yourself up.

I guess it's like going to work. I don't want to go, I hate going, but that mortgage payment keeps tapping me on the shoulder. Same thing with the workout....dying, heart disease, and going up and up in jean's sizes keeps giving me the stink eye. :-)

It was a little tougher going, once I got to the treadmill, than it was on Monday. Although.....the two previous times I've done the week 1 workout, I walked through one of the running intervals. Today, I ran them all. Didn't hesitate and didn't slow down.

I'm pretty confident I could run more than the intervals have me running...but I'm determined to do this right. No shin splints, torn calf muscles, or burn out for me this time!!!!

The corporate cup run in Omaha is this September. Would love to run (run/walk, who am I kidding?) the event this year!!! A group of us walked the full 10k...I used taking pictures of our company runners as an excuse...but really, I just didn't want to walk the 2 mile course. It seemed like a cop out, in a way.

I would LOVE to run (run/walk?) the event this year. I'd like to do it in a respectable time. Showing people what I can do is a good motivator....and showing myself what I can do really does the trick! :-)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Holy Hell !!!

I stopped and got a Jimmy John's sub last night. Sub sandwich.

Nothing fried, dipped, or drenched. Nothing candy coated or covered in chocolate.

Jimmy Johns….#9 sandwich.

Genoa salami, capicola, ham, provolone, lettuce, tomato, onions, mayo & vinaigrette.

Just under 1000 calories.

1000 calories!!!!!!!!!

Pardon me while I go purge.

OK, well, maybe not...but still. Holy sh*t!!!!!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Welcome Back Kotter

Well....I'm back. It's been a long time coming, but it feels good.

Working out in the evenings just isn't going to work. I try and I try....but my evenings are always so darned full. And the nights they aren't full, are so rare, that I want to be home to enjoy them. Not at the gym working out.

So, this morning I did it. I worked out before work. I sweated my life away...then showered at the gym.


You know...if it wasn't for the humidity in the locker really wasn't that bad. I took flip flops to wear in the shower....I took one of those wrap around towel things that Velcro at the I didn't have to worry about trying to cover up with the 1 x 1 towels they give you there. :-)

When I got into the locker room, there were two people getting ready for work...and they were gone when I got out of the shower...then one other lady showed up. wasn't horribly busy. That was nice.

I'm starting a couch to 5K running program I found on Podrunner. I loaded the first week's workout onto my iPod and off I went.

When I've tried to run before, I always start out too hard. And end up hurting myself. Getting shin splints, shredding calf muscles. Ugh!!!

So, I'm going to do it right this time.

As I was working out today, I felt like a little bit of a slacker...since it has me mostly walking...with intervals of running. But, I can still walk when I leave the gym, and don't wake up in pain the next maybe slow and steady is the way to go?? :-) :-)

I ate horribly this weekend, while is Des Moines with Mel and Sheila.....but turned it back around yesterday.

The one thing I really don't like about working out in the am, is that I can't make my smoothie those days. Unless I bring all the stuff here, and make them here. And that's not going to happen. :-) So, instead, I bought some whole wheat bagels and light cream cheese to eat here on the days I work out.

I'm going to start doing this only 3 times a I don't get burnt out. Then, I'll increase when I get more into a routine about it. This has GOT TO stick this time. I can't STAND being so darned embarrassed when in my swim suit while out kayaking!!!!!!! This has got to end!!!