Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Post Workout

Today I set out to run 2 miles for 'fun' and do some weights for my upper body and some exercises for my abs. 

At the gym to run 1 mile on the track I have to do 17.2 laps (I thought I was running a mile at 16 laps - arg! - I asked at the desk to confirm that 16 laps was a mile and I was corrected).  I started my workout with running as far as I could go (running a full 2 miles non stop was the goal).  I made it to 1.75 miles and then I had to walk a lap.  After the one lap walk I finished the rest of the run with actual full on running.

Note: I say I ran 2miles but it's really a combo of jogging and occasional running with a tiny bit of walking.  To me the word 'ran', 'run', 'running' has much better ring to it than the word jog  :)

My two miles timed at 20 mins! - yay I'm a little bit faster than a turtle! :)

In all seriousness I have come a long way from a year ago.  I remember when I first started to work out and that consisted of just walking.  I walked the treadmill at a brisk pace when it was set to 3.5.  I remember all the fat on my legs and my body that was weighing me down.  I remember how my knees would ache and how my heart would beat and I felt like I was really breathing hard at times.  Running for sure wasn't a possibility back then.

2 comments:

  1. Hi, I just found your blog and your transformation is incredible. I am just in the beginning of my weight lose journey. Do you have any pointers to get me started? I am currently 190 and I would like to get down to 140.

    Also, have you tried this running program http://www.c25k.com/, I have heard great things about it!

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  2. Hi Danielle - I posted the anwser to your question on my FAQ's page. Thanks for reading and posting!

    I've been following the Jeff Galloway Method - it's a run/walk method: http://www.jeffgalloway.com/training/5k.html

    Best wishes!

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