Do.Not.Give.Up

I seriously need someone running next to me that can scream this in my ear. Or I need this cool shirt:

If anyone has one laying around (I can now wear an xl comfortably), I’ll gladly take it off your hands.

Seriously!

Today’s run is definitely ranked up there with the hardest so far. [...]

c25k Week three complete, weigh in anticipations and the person in the mirror irritates me.

c25k Week Three

Is complete but not without it’s frustrations. I’ve been pretty strict about my running days (Sun, Tues, Thurs) since starting this program a month ago (holy hell a month already!!!!). This week was the first week I had a schedule snafu (totally my fault) and it really threw me for a loop. [...]

new muscles, hey you look different and the lady at the park.

New Muscles:

Here are some muscles I’ve recently discovered on my body:

The first being the Rectus Femoris. I noticed it yesterday while I was walking my dogs. I put my hands on upper portion of my thigh and BAM there is was working away. The second muscle is the Latissimus Dorsi. This happy [...]

3 minute run and hello 244!

3 minute run

Today was week 3 day 1 of c25k. I’m not going to lie. I was pretty freaked out when I woke up this morning. I had picked my place to run: Ruston Way. I picked an early time of 7am. The city in which I live (Tacoma WA) rarely wakes up before [...]

A picture is worth 17 pounds…

You can’t make anything more real than by taking a picture. The pants on the bottom are the one’s I was wearing when I went into Kohl’s yesterday. The middle pair is one of the pairs I bought (Size 20). They fit nicely. The one’s on the top are the size [...]

144 Heartbeats per minute and perfecting my farmer’s blow.

I did two things this morning: c25k Week two day two and walked my dogs. I did not do these things together as I have since learned my lesson and am now making time to do them separately. Here’s my time line:

7:00a – alarm goes off

7:10a – dogs let out for bathroom [...]

Weekend recap, library visits and hello there 246!

Hello there 246: That’s right the scale said 246 this morning. I’ve officially picked a weigh in date (Saturdays) but have a hard time not checking everyday. I know it’s not good for me to check everyday because it can lead to some serious heartache. Today was not that kind of day. When I got [...]

Tomorrow’s anticipation and today’s revelation

TA: I’m excited to be moving on to the next phase of c25k. I’ve got Robert Ullrey’s week two podcast ready to go. I gave it a run through yesterday (listening only) while on the track at my local community college. I walked and listened to it to get a feel for the music. There [...]

c25k week one graduation!

I woke up before my alarm again today. Nervous like it was the first day of school. Butterflies in my stomach. Thoughts rushing through my head. I quietly get up and put on my sweats, my favorite hoodie and my tennis shoes. I kiss my husband and ask him to take care of the dogs [...]

!$%&@*!

This is just about the only way I can express my c25k attempt today. After yesterdays emotional whatever-you-want-to-call-it, I really wanted to get out there and show myself that today was going to be a different day…

Oh how wrong I was.

A little background story: I live in what could be considered a white [...]