Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tomorrow morning I will be getting up in the dark at 5am to go running for the first time in 5 months I figure I will start back at the beginning week one, day one, there is no better place to start right? Right! In addition to running I will be starting my strength training and cardio workouts on the days that I don't run, and who knows I just might take up yoga too, have never done it before, but hey I am always up for something knew!
Wish me luck, I am so going to need it! :)
Saturday, June 5, 2010
This week I plan on doing hardcore work outs I am going to be running 4X's this week and doing Turbo Jam every day, I am also going to the beach hardcore, I have a dress that I have to look great in by Saturday!
I have hit a motivational wall, I am not sure why hormones maybe, but it has been so hard to get my self going, I have been making every excuse not to do a practice run, I have felt myself reverting back to the old ways and I can't do that I have come so far, the hard part is over.
"Why choose to fail when success is an option?"
— Jillian Michaels
I love this quote I have been hearing it in my head at different points during this week. I know I need to keep going for myself.
Hoping my next post will be a positive one!
Here is a link, I just read this article and it is very informative: http://www.active.com/triathlon/Articles/Stay_on_Track.htm?cmp=11-1367&utm_source=sendible&utm_medium=feed
Saturday, May 29, 2010
This week I fell into a slump. I procrastinated about everything, not just running but everything, grocery shopping (which I still have yet to do), laundry (Hubby did that) general cleaning of the house (thank goodness the kids have chores). It was just a blah week. I have been under stress and bottling up my feelings which makes everything worse than it is. In turn I had a huge blow up at my patient and understanding hubby ( as red heads do and unfortunately he married one). After that I started to feel better, but then the rains came, heavy down pouring rain with thunder and lightening. I know , I know just get out and run(when there is no thunder and lightening). But honestly I just didn't feel like it.
You hear of writers block, well this week I had runners block. Or rather a condition as my husband calls it Lazyitus.
I am hoping that next week will be much better. We didn't have clinic last week, and this week is our last clinic. After that I am taking the summer off from clinics but will continue to run, and then I am going to either do the Learn to Run clinic again or start the 5k clinic. I will continue to push myself all summer long. I love running. I love how I feel after I run.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
I was going to run tonight but it has been too hot and has not cooled down very much,so I will be running at 5:30am tomorrow. If I can wait that long. I have so much more energy and I don't feel sluggish anymore. I love this feeling. It feels good.
Monday, May 17, 2010
We went for our warm up walk and then took the route that I run with the running room. We crossed the street and I said "okay now we run". She said "Now????" in disbelief. Almost as if she was unsure of herself. and told her not too worry. We started our run, she was talking up a storm, I was very impressed. That little girl can run she did so well, she ran for 8mins and didn't complain about it at all. We did our 1 min walk (maybe a bit longer than that I was having a tough time!) and started again, she did so good she is a much better runner than me!
I think I have found something that we can do together and that we would enjoy together and it doesn't cost any money at all. I know that I am always promising that we can do something together and she always wants to go here and there, but I almost always can not afford to do anything. ( Thank God, my van payments are almost done!) This way I get to spend time with my girl and get some me time as well. I will be inviting Katie on many more practice runs thats for sure!
Monday, May 10, 2010
Me I did it. I did!!!!!!!!! 8 minutes I never thought that I would see the day that I would run 8 minutes! I thought that for sure I would never make it past 5 minutes. 5 minutes was so two weeks ago! Yes thats right two weeks ago. We skipped 7 and went straight to 8.
The first 8 minutes were okay I did pretty good considering that it had been raining since last night and the humidity was pretty high. But I did it. The second 8 minutes was tougher for me I had to break them up a bit but It still felt good and I didn't give up.
We had another guest speaker tonight, actually 2 speakers talking about motivation, and these people really motivated me. Especially the one guy named Tracey. He was awesome. He talked about running his first marathon and several other marathons. He talked about how he gets up and goes to the gym every morning and works out, and that a woman asked if he would like to train to see if he could make it to the Beijing Olympics on 2008 for rowing. They were only letting the top 2 Canadians go to Beijing, he unfortunately placed 3rd. Tracey is always looking for something new to do and is up for new challenges. But that is not what motivated me. It wasn't all the 1/2 marathons or the full marathon, or even the Olympic thing that motivated me. It wasn't even that he didn't let things stop him and get in his way. What really got me going and motivated me was that he has this spark about him and how passionate he was even with limitations.......Oh wait did I forget to tell you that he is blind? Thats right that's what I said he is blind.
So if he can accomplish all of this I think that I can keep going. I really needed this motivation tonight. He really made me open my eyes. It also made me think of a quote that my husband always says and lives by.....
"The world doesn't meet you half way, if you want something you gotta get out there and take it."
I am really starting to understand and believe this. I have come so far in the last 7 weeks looking back I think I thought that I would have given up by now. I am glad I didn't chicken out and I am glad that I haven't given up on myself. In 7 weeks I have gained more self-esteem and I have more confidence in myself. I am starting to like my new self. I am starting to have more respect for myself and I now feel that I matter. I am not just someone's mom or wife. I am Sam and I am putting me first for a change and I like it.
This tired runner is about to fall asleep in this chair so it's off to bed for me. Good night!
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Very busy this week but will try to post more later.
Monday, April 26, 2010
I had been dreading today absolutely 100%. I was worried and dwelled over it all day. I almost talked myself out of going, I actually waited to the very last second that i could wait before leaving the house in fact I even took the van across the street! I know sad but true.
Why was I dwelling over this ,well it was because I had to run 3 sets of 5min and a 2 min run. For 2 weeks I could barely run 2 minutes at a time let alone the 3 and 4 minutes that I was supposed to be running. Even yesterday I went for my run and I sucked really bad it was so pathetic on how bad I sucked....in my eyes I did.
We started our warm up walk around the building we do this 2 times and then start our run, we headed over to the cross walk and walked across and I heard the beep it was time to run, we ran and ran for what seemed like forever and just when I thought I needed to start to walk I heard the beep, it was time for our 1 minute walk.......Thats right I made it I did it I ran 5 whole minutes YAY ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
...........But that was not all we did our walk and started to run again we ran all the way to a field were we met a fitness instructor and did cross training, some of it was easy and some of it was hard but I liked it, I took the lady's card she was really nice she teaches boot camp and other fitness classes I think that I just might give her a call! Her name is Kate www.surefirefitness.ca
After cross training we had to run back and boy did my body feel it a lot!!!!! We ran for 5 more minutes ( I ran for 4 1/2) and then did a minute of walking and then we ran for another 5 minutes (I again ran for 4 1/2) my asthma was acting up so I took my inhaler and was good to go and run another 2 minutes after our 1 minute walk.
I am so glad I didn't quit or give up on myself. This is one of my most proudest moments other than the birth of my children or marrying my knight in shining armour. I came home exhausted , happy and sore. But it feels so good!
So if you are reading this and you feel like giving up don't you can do this I know you can because if i can so can you!!!!!!!!
Well it's off to bed for me good night !
Thursday, April 22, 2010
So today I was finally feeling well enough to run minus the headache that I am having a hard time getting rid of from this flu. I did so bad, my legs were fine I had no problems with those they were ready to run it was my lungs that were no cooperating with me today. They would only let me run for about 1 1/2 minutes at a time. I felt so let down. I was almost in tears because I wanted nothing more than to run ( thats so funny because I never would have thought I would ever feel like this but I do) I thought If I can't run then I am going to make myself walk.
I was walking down a trail and I saw a woman walking her two dogs. She said that it was nice to see me walking and then I told her that I should be running not walking , telling her that I was sick last week and now my body was back to square one, and she said to me "well at least your at square one" It took me a bit but I got what she meant. She meant that I didn't give up that I was starting over at the beginning again and that I didn't quit.
So my message to you is don't give up. If you feel like you might give up because you took a couple of steps back and are at square one, then so what your at square one get back at it and do the best you can. There will always be something trying to stand in your way some how but just look past it and move on. If I can do it you can too!
Friday, April 16, 2010
So I put the run off until tonight and I went, after taking my puffers, I headed out. I did my warm up walk and then I started to run it was so hard tonight. I was only able to run for 1 1/2 minutes at a time. I gave it my all trying to get through this. Sadly I was defeated by my own body. My chest was so sore and it was hard to catch my breath. I don't know what was worse my sore chest and not being able to breath properly or shin splints, which I might add don't bother me as much as they first did.
My run tonight felt like the first time I ran. Only being able to run so much because I couldn't catch my breath. I need to get another run in tomorrow so that I can rest on Sunday. I pray that God takes away this cold before it starts and helps my lungs prepare for tomorrow's run. Failure is not an option this time. Let's just hope that I can run well tomorrow, because on Monday we move to 4 minutes. I have to do this, I don't want to fall behind.
Thats all for today folks
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
- Oprah Winfrey, talk show host and marathon finisher
"There's no such thing as bad weather, just soft people."
- Bill Bowerman
"The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win."
- Sir Roger Bannister
"Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'"
- Peter Maher, Irish-Canadian Olympian and Sub-2:12 marathoner
"Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes his mind to do. We are capable of greater than we realize."
- Norman Vincent Peale, author
- Bill Dellinger, University of Oregon coach
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I made this blog in August, but when it came right down to it I didn't really know where to start or what to say, or what I wanted this to be about. So it was left blank until now.