Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I'm on FIRE!!!!

I can't BELIEVE IT!!  I DID IT!!!!  I ran the 20 minutes!!  It was hard but I feel pretty darned good now!  I never could have done it if I didn't download a podcast from podrunner!!   My friend told me about that site - it's totally free.  I did some online research to figure out how many beats per minute a 4.5 on the treadmill is - I figured it was around 155bpm, so I chose a podcast at that pace.  It was PERFECT!!  My feet hit the treadmill on every downbeat!  Even my breathing fell into rhythm!  How COOL is that?  I am SO using that tool from now on!  There were times when I didn't think I was going to finish - I kept thinking that I wanted to quit.  I managed to keep telling myself just a few more minutes, you're half way there, you're almost there, just one more minute - etc.  There were a few times when I realized I had gotten lost in the music and I had gone almost five minutes!!  I'm so going to use podrunner in a race!

Today I had a dentist appointment.  OH MAN do my teeth and jaw hurt!  I feel like they used a jackhammer on my gums!  I am happy to report that my teeth and gums are in great shape!  I had a lot of plaque under my gum line - that is why I am so sore now.  Apparently I have been flossing wrong my entire life!  I had no idea!  Well, I am NOT going to be flossing tonight - I am really in pain!  I don't even want to brush my teeth tonight - it's that bad!  Oh - this is awesome - at the dentist they checked my blood pressure and it was AWESOME!  124/56!!!!!

Hopefully tomorrow I will feel better!  I'm excited to take Susie to have her pictures taken!  I hope we get a good shot!  She is going to look like a total doll baby!

Tomorrow is weigh in day - I hope I lost something this week.  I'm hovering right over 259 - officially breaking into the 250's at Weight Watchers feels like a really big deal for me.  I have not been able to get below 255 in FOREVER!  I am going to have a party when I hit 254!

Thanks for reading!  Have a great night!  -Monica


  1. Woo hoo! Congrats on the run! That is such an accomplishment! I had to take a little break from running, but I'm hoping to start it up again soon (once my ankle starts behaving again!)

  2. Thanks I really was excited about it!! I am SOOO sorry about your ankle! I have been there - I get plantar fasciitis all the time and it's so hard to keep going when your body won't let you. I hope you heal quickly so you can lace up your sneakers again soon!!