Thursday, March 7, 2013

I feel like a bad ass!

Hey peeps! I hope you're all having a great Thursday! I know I am! One day closer to the weekend too! Yippee!

So today was supposed to be the first run of Week 7 - 25 mins straight. Once I got to work today, my boss gave us a little bit of extra time to ourselves so I had a full hour for a workout today (including my usual lunch)!! Oh it was exciting!!!

I toyed back and forth with the idea of trying to run a full 5K today or if I just wanted to stick with the 25 min workout as planned. Well, eventually my ambitiousness got the best of me and I hit the treadmill with the plan to run a full 5K!

Honestly, the first 20 mins were relatively easy because I put one of my favorite songs on repeat and just listened to it 4 times in a row. What is this song you ask??? Well its this one:

I absolutely adore that song and the beat is just amazing for running! At about the 20 min mark I switched to my running playlist on my iPod and jammed out to H.I.M, Korean pop and then the Backstreet Boys for my cooldown (yes, I know, I'm kind of a nerd like that)

BUT - I did it! I ran the whole 5K with no rest! I am SO proud of myself! I kind of feel like a bad ass! This is the first 5K distance of the year and I know it definitely won't be the last! Now that I'm back to being able to run the distance, now I'm just going to keep improving. I ran today's 5K at a 5.0 pace (12 min/mile) except for the last quarter mile that I kicked it up to 5.5 MPH (11 min/mile pace) and got it done in about 37 minutes.

Here's a pic to prove it :-)  I know the pic says 37:25, but it took me about 20 seconds to hop off the belt and get the camera on my phone on, so I'm concluding that I ran the whole thing in 37 flat, which will be my baseline from now on. I couldn't be happier with the way this run felt, I was comfortable but still felt like I needed to push it around the 30 min mark (I was getting tired! haha!)

Here's my workout stats for today (inluding warm up and cool down for time & distance)
Total Workout Time: 54 minutes
Total Steps: 7417 Steps
Total Calories Burnt: 680 Cals
Total Distance: 3.78 miles

That's about it for me! I have 1 after school class today after work and then its TV date night with the hubby! We've been watching Biggest Loser Season 7 on Hulu because he's never seen that season before and some of my favorite contestants are from that season. Its so funny - I've seen the whole season before (I know what happens & who wins) but I *still* get all caught up in the drama! Hubby totally laughs at me that I'm getting so into a show that I already know the ending too :-P

Have a great night everyone!

Total Miles Ran in 2013: 29.90 miles

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Ugh Monday already?!?

Hello everyone! Happy Monday! I am tired as hell today after a busy crazy weekend - but we are getting closer to our vacation which is awesome! On Saturday morning I weighed in and so far have lost 12 pounds this year so far! Woot! I'm taking things slowly this time around but little by little I'm seeing progress which is awesome!

On Saturday morning, I ran before class as usual. I hadn't slept very well the night before, so it was a hard workout - but I did it! The workout was Warm Up, Run for 10 mins at 5.0, Walk for 3 minutes at 3.5, Run for 10 mins at 5.0, Cool Down

And here's a pic of the treadmill once I finished Saturday's run:

*I'll enter the cals, steps, total time, etc later once I get home - all that info is stored on my other computer*

So I am totally sleep deprived at the moment and just wanted to be lazy today - but I wasn't! I made my lazy ass get on the treadmill at lunch today and knocked out Week 6 Day 3 of the C25K plan. It was awesome & I feel so much better now that the run is over :-)

Today's workout was: Warm Up, Run for 22 mins at 5.0 without stopping, Cool Down

Total Calories Burned: 431 Calories
Total Distance: 1.91 miles
Total Steps: 4088 Steps
Total Workout Time: 30 mins

Oh and since I was a space cadet and forgot to upload a pic of my curry last week, here it is! My Red Pineapple Curry with Chicken, Zucchini & Mushrooms - it was SO good!! Tonight we are having a Green Curry for dinner and I'm already getting hungry just thinking about it! haha! Have a good night everyone!

Total Miles Ran in 2013: 26.12 miles