Saturday, February 16, 2013

~* Crushing Goals *~

I went shopping for new jeans today. Not because I really HAD to...I have probably a dozen-ish pairs of jeans. But I had noticed that lately, they weren't fitting quite right. They were too...loose. Wait, that doesn't sound right...the scale isn't moving. My legs and my rear end seem bigger, although I haven't measured in a while...But yep, sure enough, my jeans are too big. So, today, I got my first 2 pairs of SIZE 4 jeans since high school!!! Size freakin' 4!!!

Also, I did my second full 5k on the treadmill today in preparation for the mess I've signed myself up for in the upcoming months. I cut 3 minutes off my time!! Granted, I've just been walking. I don't wanna run until I get running shoes, but still...I feel like it's progress.

Oh yeah, I don't think I mentioned it- after I do this first 5k in April, I signed up for the Baltimore Color Run on May 11. I'm super-excited about this one. I'll be running on a team with some people I haven't seen in a few years, and it's supposed to be just a really fun time. Check it out- .

Anyway, the moral of the story- hard work pays off.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

~* Running Down A Dream *~

Or a nightmare, possibly.

I have promised one of my clients that, because of her commitment to me and her training program, I will run a 5k with her at the beginning of April. WTF was I thinking?? I'm not a runner. Well, not yet anyway.

I have until April 6 to change that. I'm simultaneously excited and terrified. I'm looking forward to pushing my body outside of its comfort zone, trying something new, and proving my dedication to my clients. But, I am scared to death. I had asthma really bad as a child, and every time I start to lose my breath, I flash back to what that was like and I panic. Then, of course, breathing is even harder, so I panic more, and it's a vicious cycle.

I downloaded an app onto my phone that a few people recommended to me, called C25K (couch to 5k), which will take me step by step from a "couch potato" to running a 5K in 8 weeks. Hopefully, it's a good app. I also have enlisted the help of my "male friend" to find a good pair of running shoes. He's good with that kind of thing. He just ran the Krispy Kreme challenge yesterday, and he runs for PT all the time, so I trust his opinion.

I'll keep this updated with my progress. Cross your fingers that I don't break an ankle or something stupid like that.
" Don't place your better days in the future."