Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Rushing Through My Day

I got to do the walk I was hoping to today which was great, and I knocked ten minutes off of my time from when I did it last month which was even better! My husband and I must have been practically flying today to take that big a chunk of time off. There weren’t too many people on the path, but I don’t remember seeing anyone on foot except for joggers pass us by.

While I’m on the subject of joggers, I have to mention that we just went out for a quick evening stroll to close out the day. As soon as our feet hit the pavement I asked my husband, “do you want to jog?” After shaking the mildly terrified look from his face he agreed and we immediately began to do just that. I managed two minutes before I tapered off into my walking speed!

I’m not really sure where that sudden burst of energy and enthusiasm came from, but I’ll take it! Of course now I have somewhat deluded visions of looking into the C25K program that I hear everyone talking about and of running a 5K and maybe eventually a 10K race. (I just looked up how long a marathon is and did you know it’s over forty-two kilometers long?! Seriously? At least I know I’m not that deluded yet!) What is wrong with me? I need some type of therapy to help me return to my senses! Where’s that television remote and package of ding dongs!?!

- 9 glasses of water throughout the day
- 4 prune plums
- 1 toasted whole wheat English muffin with 1 light Laughing Cow wedge, tomato, and pepper
- 2 bananas
- 2 1/2 cups of celery with 2 Tb. light peanut butter
- 3/4 cup fat free peach yogurt

- 1 hour and 50 minute walk
- 15 minute walk of which the first 2 minutes were jogged


  1. LOL! That is how I fet a few months ago, before I got sick. You are doing so great. WTG!!!

  2. If you can jog 2 minutes then you can do the C25K. Week one is only jogging/running 60 seconds at a time.

    I'm doing it - slowly - but I am advancing.

  3. Wow! To knock 10 minutes off a walk is amazing, and you can do the C25K. That program is awesome, and it sounds like you are ready!

  4. LMAO!! Great post!!
    love it!!
    you are terrific...keep it up

  5. You're doing great!!! Keep it up. I haven't heard about the program you mentioned. I'd be interested in something like that but because we live in farm country, I wonder where I'd go to work at it. Walking the roads here isn't a good thing considering farm dogs run loose. Maybe I could train at the local high school track!

  6. I did C25K and have done two 5k's already with my third coming in a couple weeks... and if I can do it then you can do it. I had never run for a full minute let alone two before I started.

  7. Do it, do it, do it. I swear, you'll feel so good about yourself. Do the C25K!!!!!!!! I'll be here cheering you on!!

  8. Brilliant, Well Done You!!!

    I am delighted for you.


  9. I was so happy to find your blog. In April, I stepped on the scale to a weight of 270 lbs. My highest weight. I am trying to lose weight. I have lost 23 lbs. since then. Reading blogs such as yours, is giving me the support and the confidence to hang in there. Thank you so much, Hugs, Kathleen

  10. Hey, that's great! I find that if I start off fast and furious, my heart rate tends to stay elevated longer through my workout, even if I slow down.
    Keep it up!

  11. Oh my goodness, I think this is just the post I needed to read today...I have been secretly thinking about the C-thingy too. I've got embarassment issues about starting yet though. My stomach is so big and hangs down so low, that when I try to job, it makes these hideous, loud, flapping noises when it hits the tops of my thighs....try not to picture that..and especially if you've just eaten, lol. I say go for it!!! I'm telling you...just as soon as I get this ridiculous stomach shrunk up enough to not make loud noises while I'm jogging...I'm going to do it!!! I would love to cheer you on!! :)

  12. Wow!!! Encouragement overload!

    And, Tammy, you very nearly made me snort water out my nose!