Saturday, April 27, 2013

W5D3 FAIL...

I was dreading this run... did't want to do it, didn't think I could do it.. and of course, I didn't run the whole time.  Today I was supposed to run 2 miles or 20 minutes straight.  Okay, how the hell is a non-runner supposed to go from 8 minutes of running to 20 minutes of running the next day?!?  wtf?

So today, I had high hopes.  I was planning on going to the Y and running on the treadmill, but then I thought... it's gorgeous out and I have to be inside all day for work, why don't I go on the trail.  For me, running outside is a lot harder than running on a treadmill.  I feel like I am going way slower, and breathing much heavier. 

I got out of bed and tried to look for a running app I could use on my phone to track my run.  I see people do it all the time on facebook, they have the map they ran, distance, and time.  So, I look through the apps and download one.  Well maybe I am not tech savy.. or just a moron, but I couldn't figure the damn app out.  So I have no clue how far I ran, I guestimated about 2 miles.  I ran to Mount Kato which is a downhill ski resort about a mile away from my house.  And when I say "ran" I really mean, jog slowly and stopped for walking breaks. 

I was out on the trail for about 40 minutes... so maybe that makes up for the 20 minutes of straight running I was supposed to do?  I will try this day again either tomorrow or Monday on the treadmill... but I HAVE to get used to running outside!  Like I said, the mudrun in June is outside.. and now I am scared shitless on if I am going to complete it or not. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Week 4 Day 1

Well I did it, got through the entire week 3!  Week 4 is alternating 3 minutes of running and 5 minutes of running, with walking breaks.  I was nervous about the 5 minutes of running, but not as bad as how I was nervous for the 3 minutes of running since starting the c25k back in the fall.  As soon as I was done with the first 5 minutes of running I looked over at Nate who was on the treadmill next to mine and wanted to celebrate!!! A high five was our celebration, because soon after my victory walk I was back to running again.  The second five minute run was harder, I was more tired, but I didn't quit.  What a great workout!  I was sweating, breathing heavy, BUT I think I forgot to put on deodorant... FUCK!  Hope I wasn't too smelly.  Nate would have told me if I was.  We are honest like that with each other.  After the treadmill we went to the weight room.  I am always intimidated by the weight room.  A bunch of guys, grunting, and I sweat they are looking at me weird because I was the only girl in there at the time... and I'm fat. 

I found an arm workout on Pinterest that I want to try out.  One of the things I think my body needs the most work on are my arms.  Here is the workout. This picture is what inspired me.

My arms definitely look like the top pictures, they might even be a little bigger.  If I can get my arms to look like the bottom picture by the 4th of July... I'll take it!!  I did the workout today with 12 lb weights... might move up to 15lbs. 
I am still working on my diet.  I can't stand counting calories, even though that's the only way I am going to lose weight.  I make healthy choices most of the time, and I am working on my cravings. 
By the end of next week I have to run 20 minutes straight, with no walking... kind of intimidating..but I am GOING to accomplish it. 
5K is June 8th.. can't wait!!!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Training outside

Went running today on the trail in our neighborhood.  I was going to go to the Y, but at 4pm.. it is PACKED!!! Holy crap, could not find a parking spot.  So instead I took Panzer our Doberman out for a jog and completed Week 3 Day 2.

I'm finding it a little harder to run on pavement vs. the treadmill.  Maybe it's because I have a 7 month old dog dragging me in every direction possible because he gets distracted easily.. idk.  My shins were killing me today.  They usually hurt when I run on the treadmill, but I swear today was awful. I need to practice running outside though because obviously the mud run that I signed up for won't be on a treadmill. 

Here are some pics of the run.

During the walking portion of my run.. he got distracted by a twig

We are jogging now.. things are going good!

That didn't last long... now he is dragging me off the trail.
Oh man, I lost him...
 Just kidding with the last pic, he was attached to me the whole time.
Now, I am going to relax, get some school work done and maybe put ice on my legs. 


Monday, April 8, 2013

C25K W3D1

Successfully did week 3 day 1 of c25k.  This was the week I never have done.  I was scared of the three minutes of straight running.  I have no clue why.  Maybe it was because when I first started c25k I could hardly run for a minute.  Then when I would move on to week 2, I could barely run for 90 seconds.    Well I can tell my endurance is increasing because running for three minutes is hard, but nothing I can't handle.  Although... I will say, choose what you eat wisely before running.  Even when it is 3 hours before a workout.

Nate and I were out running errands today and he wanted to stop and get Taco Johns grilled chicken burrito.  Well, that sounded good to me and I checked the time, it was three hours before I was planning on going to the gym.  My plan was to go to the gym at 5pm because there was a 5:40 class I wanted to take, that way I could get my running in and then go to the class.   Well, I started running on the treadmill and it started.  The gurgling, the mild pain - that turned into a constant ache, and the nausea.  I knew what it was as soon as it started... the grilled chicken burrito.  I told myself, get through this workout without puking please.. it would be quite embarrassing to puke at the gym.  I powered through it, got off the treadmill and left.  I did not make it to the workout class. 

I realized that people who workout regularly (especially in the afternoon or evening) eat healthy during the day because they know about the ache!  It is going to be way easier now knowing that I have a workout to do in the evenings now (because of my schedule change) to eat healthier throughout the day, so I guess that's a plus!

Today was the first day of another quarter of nursing school.  We have a lot of clinicals this quarter which will be fun! Except that they start at the butt-crack of dawn.  I am going to have to start being a morning person real quick... My first clinical is at a hospital either in surgery or helping patients recover from surgery.  Let's hope I am not a fainter!

Happy Monday!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Annoying workout

Today I finished my week 2, day 3 of C25K.  Even though technically this is the last day of the week for the program, I am going to run again tomorrow and just repeat what I did today.  Then on Monday.. the very much dreaded week 3.  This is where I have stopped multiple times in the past because I am scared of running for 3 minutes straight, but I know I can do it. 

Today I had a very annoying workout.  First my towel fell off the front of my treadmill through my feet and shot off the back.  This isn't the first time this has happened.  Then I start running and the pants I am wearing don't fit right or something because they kept feeling like they were falling down.  I also have something wrong with the headphone jack on my phone because every time my phone would move a tiny bit, my Pandora would pause, so I would have to go back into Pandora, press play, and go back into C25K without making it pause again.  During the running portion of the workout my right sock was slipping... so hello blister on my heal!

In all that annoyance, I still finished the workout, and I ran faster on the last 4 running segments than I ever have.  I bumped up to a 5.5, it felt like a more comfortable pace.  I then moved on to the elliptical and wanted to do at least 20 minutes.  I put it on a specific workout so I don't have to worry about changing the resistance.  About 10 minutes through that workout, I realize my resistance hasn't changed and it went back to the welcome screen.. W.T.F!  So I called it a day.  I get to work for 10 hours today anyway, which means I will be on my feet most of the day, so I don't feel bad that I only put in 40 minutes. 

For all the people with normal jobs out there, happy Friday!  For the restaurant employees... happy beginning of your work week ;)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Registered for my first 5K!

It's Thursday already! This week has gone by way too fast.  I start school back up again on Monday.  I am excited to go back!  We have a lot of clinicals this quarter, and I am looking forward to getting into different facilities and seeing what nurses do and participating in that. 

Since it's break that means I have been working a lot, which isn't a bad thing, but it reminds me why I have a love/hate relationship with the restaurant business. Last week I got yelled at.. wait, I mean SCREAMED at by a customer last week to the point of tears (in which I still have no clue what set her off, and neither does my boss).  Then other days, it doesn't seem like work, just making drinks having a good time.  It definitely doesn't hurt that restaurant employees are the most layed back group of people I have ever met with no barrier when it comes to conversation topics. (my favorite kind of people)

This week  I have also been dealing with a dog with blocked up anal glands.. putting my nursing skills to work early!  A broken tv.. which means we bought a new one...and more debt. A continually messy house with laundry that is always building. Losing my license plate in the car wash (seriously? only me).  And registering for a mud run!

Let's get to that shall we?

My first 5k and I chose a mud run.. with obstacles... I have to stop forgetting that I am not the girl I used to be in high school!  However, Couch to 5 K is in full effect and I am GOING to continue after week 2!  Week 3 is not going to scare the hell out of me anymore... 3 minutes of straight running, here I come! That 3 minutes in 9 weeks is going to turn into 3 miles of straight running.  June 9th is the mud run, and I cannot wait!