That is the game my underwear was playing with my running pants while I ran on the treadmill today. I am SOOOO thankful that the gym was empty! I must have hiked my pants up a zillion times! I guess that's a really good sign! I don't know what I'm going to run my race in!!! I can't believe I've lost enough weight to have this problem! I am SO proud of myself!
I did NOT want to go to the gym again. It seems that is the case more often lately. I think I've just been tired lately. I am SO glad I went though! Today was supposed to be a weight training day but I switched things up a bit and did another run. My hubby has a half day on Wednesday and I want to be able to go running at the park. I want to run 5k so I can see what kind of time I am pulling. I have not run a straight 5k in over a month - I've been doing the intervals of this couch to 5k. I hope the 5k feels a LITTLE easier than before! This couch to 5k is getting HARD! I was really shaking in my boots about starting today - it is day 1 week 3. It jumps from jogging 1.5 minutes to jogging for 3 minutes! To me that is a HUGE difference! I honestly didn't think I was going to be able to do it, but I did!! YAY ME! I won't pretend it was easy, because it sure was NOT! I am SO excited that I was able to do that! The goal is to get to the point of running an entire 5k at 4.5. Ok, I'm sure I've said that before - but there is nothing wrong with reminding myself right?
I have a very strange "win" today. Let me preface this by saying - I always seem to wash everyone's clothes but my own. I always end up with nothing to wear. As I was getting changed to go to the gym I realized that I didn't have any clean underwear. (yeah yeah I will admit it - I stayed in my PJ's all day today and it felt GREAT!) The only pair I had left was the pair I wore on my wedding day. I'm thinking - yeah right, I couldn't squeeze into those. Guess what? THEY FIT! They fit PERFECTLY! I'm still in shock!
Today I called the folks who are hosting the 5k I'm running on the 1st. I wanted to be sure they received my registration on time. I just thought I'd ask how many people were registered. I wanted to get an idea of how many people were going to be there. I almost fell on the floor when he told me 60!!! That's IT?? 60 people? Well, on the upside - I am going to get the free goody bag. My motto is and always has been "if it's free, it's for me". HAHAHA I hope I don't come in last but as long as I come it, that is all that truly matters! I'm starting to get addicted to www.coolrunning.com I keep looking up races and "planning" my summer and fall out. If only I had an unlimited amount of racing money! I'm really going to enjoy evolving as a runner! I already am! I'm also thinking of joining the local road runner's club. I'm not sure if I feel ready for that - but I feel like I need a running buddy. I will have to contact them and see if they have anyone who is beginning and very heavy like me. I don't know why that matters, but I feel like running with a skinny person - even if they run at the same pace - would be intimidating. I need to get over that.
I'm going to call it a night, I can hear my bed calling my name! I'll have to check out goodwill for a pair of running pants so I don't play peek a boo with any of my gym mates!! HA!
Thanks for reading! -Monica