Thursday, February 3, 2011

Thursday Brings New Toys

I'm so excited ad I got some new toys to play with at home, so when I am snowed in like I have been this week I can still get in a good workout!

Who loves Zumba? ME, ME, ME hand raised real high-LOL!!!  Well for Christmas both my mother and mother-in-law had the same idea and got me Zumba for the WII.  So funny as I had been looking at it myself and almost bought it too, glad I didn't!  So yesterday I was finally able to get out of the house and exchanges it for this Kettlebell set at Wally World.  Oh Jillian I see you kicking my booty many times in future, I can hear you screaming at me now-LOL!!!

Finally I was able to get back to gym , oh how I have missed it!  So I hit that treadmill to get in some running, was able to get in 5.14 miles before racing to get home to kiddos of to evening activities. I HATE RUNNING ON THE TREADMILL! However last night was about FOCUS so I found this lovely nail slightly protruded out of the wall and made this my focus.  I had downloaded some rockin' tunes and was really able to get in a nice run!  I worked my way through some cramping in my left leg from my calf to my hip, I was super proud of pushing through.  In the past this would have been my excuse to just throw n the towel, but not tonight!  Yeah me, way to go girl!

So how do push through when you mind and body is telling you to quit? 

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Run for the Bling of It!

I found this really cool blog called Run For the Bling of It it's dedicated to running and who doesn't love a little BLING!.  There is a challenge for 2011 to complete 12 Races in 2011. It can be anything from a 5k to an Ultra - whatever your preference is. They will link your race reports and keep a running tally of how everyone is doing. 

I love this and think it will be perfect to keep me accountable as well as maybe hook me up with some running friends that could share tips and tricks.  Since I am preparing for my first 1/2 marathon, I can use all the help I can find! So be on the lookout as I am preparing my 2011 Race list and will post soon!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

It's Official!

Well it's official, I am registered for my 1st half marathon so no turning back now! I will be running this race April 2nd, which is the day after my 35th birthday!    I am so excited, yet so nervous as I am not really sure what to expect as I have never been a runner!

Before starting my weight loss journey I never would have even considered doing something like this, but through this I have found that I am capable of doing things I never thought were possible.  Yes the impossible has become possible! 

I wanted to set a realistic goal with this being my first race of this caliber, so my goal is to FINISH whether that be I run, walk, crawl, or someone drags me across that finish line-LOL!!!  I know this will be an AWESOME accomplishment and what a great gift to give myself!

I plan on sharing my training process with you along the way, all the ups and downs along the way. Although I need this snow to quickly exit so I can get some serious road time in, the most I have run at this point is a 5K (3.1 miles) but my trainer says I can do it so I totally trust her! I feel like the little engine that could except instead of " I think I can" let's change that to "I KNOW I CAN!"

I found this quote that I thought was perfect:  "In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, 'I have finished.' There is a lot of satisfaction in that."

-Fred Lebow, New York City Marathon co-founder