Thursday, August 25, 2011

One Mile at a Time

It's not the distance that matters, it's the journey.

But man that was a nice view to be seeing while I trotted 2.01 miles!  But before you get all excited, I deffinitly had to do a little bit of walking in between miles. But hey, 2.01 is 2.01 and I'll take it.

The week previously, I was running a mile straight.  But after three days of that my ankles were in major pain; so much that it stopped me running for a week.  This might be partially due to the fact that the shoes I'm running in aren't "real tennis-shoes" oops. Guess I need to switch over to the chunk of rubber.. I should probably work on changing that.  Probably within this week or else my ankles might not be too thrilled.

Oh, and Dad, stay home next time and don't spy on me!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Don't Stop

In a few weeks I'm going to be starting college classes at FSCJ.  One of my classes will be Personal Wellness.  My first thought is that they will have us in class and talk about how bad we are eating and more we need to exercise and how lazy we are.  So, the last few days I've been trying to not only do my regular at home workouts but going to the gym, also. I figured getting "ahead of the game" (well, ahead for me) might be a plus for my sake.

A couple days ago when I went to the gym I ran on the treadmill for .25 miles. Walked .5 miles. And repeated three times.  Today, I biked 1 mile in 5 1/2 minutes.  Running was another story.  I intended to reach .25 miles and either walk or just stop after that but I realized I wasn't actually tired. So .25 turned into a half mile and again, I felt pretty good and didn't have the excuse of feeling drained so why stop there?  One beautiful mile and a 15 minute timed run later, I finished todays workout.
  I call that a job well done for today.