Sunday, September 12, 2010

BIG RUN success

Friday and Saturday of this week brought 2 days of runs, jumping to Run 4 min, Walk 1 min for 30 minutes.  It was tough for me but I felt great after...I did it!!  I am learning to celebrate all the little victories every day.  I know I tend to look ahead at the really big picture, which is good to keep everything in perspective, but I have to be careful not to miss the small stuff along the way.  You know that book, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff?  Well, I think there should be a similar one titled Don't Miss the Small Stuff.  Maybe there already is.

Friday night I spent some time with Mom.  We had dinner at the Corner Stable in York (don't look at those fries on the plate...) :-)

Saturday, we spent most of the day together too.  It was really nice to have some extra time - sometimes we are so rushed in our lives!!  When I got home I STILL had to run, but I did it.  Those lead weights were there for mile 1, but they fell off for the rest and I felt very accomplished when I was done.  I was exhausted though!!  I went to bed early for some wonderful sleep!!

Today is a day of rest for my training program (thank goodness!!!!).  And it's a rainy day in DC.

At church this morning and even in the organic market afterward, I kept hearing people say what a miserable day it was.  I know as a society we like to complain, but wow....there was a lot of complaining going on.  I think it's beautiful!  We all love the beautiful flowers, fresh fruit and veggies, rainbows, etc etc etc.  Does everyone forget where these come from?  Without the rain, we wouldn't have any of those things either!!  We should take the time and admire the beauty of the rain itself and of all it brings!

Ok, I'll get off my soapbox on complaints about the rain.  :-)

Onto prep for next week...

For those of you joining me, this week will be:
Monday - Run 5 min, Walk 1 min, Repeat 5x
Tuesday - Walk 30 min
Wednesday - Run 5 min, Walk 1 min, Repeat 5x
Thursday - Walk 30 min
Friday - Run 6 min, Walk 1 min, Repeat 4x, Run 2 additional min (AHHHH!)
Saturday -  Run 6 min, Walk 1 min, Repeat 4x, Run 2 additional min
Sunday - Rest!!

A little bit scary, but we can do it.  Here I am still standing after the first 2 weeks, so I know I can keep moving forward!!!

I hope everyone enjoys this wonderful rainy day!!!!


  1. Congats on the achievement. I will be starting my own version of your schedule tomorrow. I'll be using my recumbent bike similar to your treadmill. All out biking instead of running, then casual biking for walking. Also going to incorporate my yoga on some days and an exercise DVD I have using glorified rubber bands with handles. The only thing I fear is keeping up the willpower to continue once I've started. Here's hoping. Keep up the great work.

  2. Notice the fries are on Aprils side. I was the one with the drink, Ha!

  3. The willpower to continue once you've started is already within you, you just have to keep looking inward for it. Grab a partner, even if it's me in this post each day, and remember that you are worth it!!