May 28, 2011

Running is my love

Filed under: Things I do to get fit a.k.a exercise! Eeek!, Thoughts for the day — Tags: , , — myjourneyfromfattofit @ 6:08 pm

I tell you I am soooo very happy to be back on track and working this running program – I forgot how free and happy running makes me feel.  Now don’t get me wrong it’s not walk in the park at this point in my program – however, it still does make me feel extraordinarily happy.  Even family and friends have been commenting on how much happier I seem/sound when I speak with them on the phone or Skype or whatever.

So this week was week one of the run program.  I did my first run on Monday and it was not as difficult as I had anticipated, but my poor knees were no so happy with me, and I have the proper footwear AND I ran indoors on a treadmill – by the next evening my knees and everything else was fine – a sign that perhaps I could work a little harder next time – sooooo I got the brilliant idea into my head to skip ahead to week 2 – so on weds I ran week 2’s schedule – and guess what – it was not so hard either! yippeeeeee!  Now I did not want to skip to week 3 and risk an injury so i stuck with week 2 on friday and tomorrow I am on to week 3! can I get a whoop whoop?! 

Now I am still within my own personal limits – I will not push myself so hard that I create an injury where there doesn’t need to be one – but I do believe in pushing those limits as far as possible in order to surpass them and find new limits – I also decided that I am going to run every other day instead of only 3 days a week – this is still safe as I have a rest day in between each and every run – and it gets me an extra 2-3 runs a month which will also help me reach my ultimate goal of marathon with my bestie that much sooner!  I’m so fired up and excited about this I can’t even put it in words here – I am a runner – I love love looooove running – it makes me feel so alive and so fit – I will never give up this feeling for anything or anyone ever again!

I am still also doing the 30 challenge – however at this point I am not doing those exercises on a day that I run – I will in the future do both – but again I am not going to push myself past my current limits – I want to improve not injure myself – so having said that – the days I am not running i am doing that challenge – so it seems it will be a longer than 30 day challenge now 🙂  On the days that I am running I will be doing some upper body work with hand weights or yoga/Pilates – so hopefully in the next few weeks I will start to see some real changes in my body – but either way this stuff makes me feel awesome so I ‘ll be keepin on even if I don’t lose a pound.

anyway – just a little update for y’all – how is everyone following on doing in your own challenges?



  1. Does eating icecream count? It IS memorial day weekend. heheh

    Comment by midaevalmaiden — May 29, 2011 @ 9:37 pm

    • haha nnoooooo it’s a holiday therefore there are no calories jk lol – just hope you didn’t eat the whole container! i probably would have! 😉

      Comment by myjourneyfromfattofit — May 30, 2011 @ 5:56 pm

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