Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Not all equipment is created equal

I learned this the hard way today!  I usually run on the second treadmill at my gym, but for some reason I decided to run on a different one.  I'm partway through my run and I'm thinking WOW this is so much harder than usual.  Then I glanced down at my polar and the pace was almost a full minute faster than on the other treadmill!  WHOA!  It was hard, I won't lie - but I still did it!  I finished week 4 day 3 of my couch to 5k.  I'm dreading next week - the third day of next week has me running for a full 20 minutes!  I know I can run an entire 5k - obviously I've done it already - but when I run my training program it is MUCH faster than the pace I did the 5k at!  If I can keep up training at this pace, then I should be able to do a sub 40 5k!  WOW that would be AWESOME!

Oh - and THIS is awesome!  This morning I weighed in at 257!!  Of course I was naked - why would I weigh myself any other way! HAHA  Still - 257!  I have to admit - the 250's freak me out.  I'm probably going to be a bit of an emotional wreck until I get out of the 50's.  The reason is that I have NEVER been able to make it lower than 255.  I have not been lower than 255 in about 9 or 10 years!  I know I can do it - but for some reason the 250's fill me with doubt and fear.  I feel like slapping myself out of it but it isn't quite that easy.  I am SO going to do a dance when I hit 249!  My Mom is coming out to visit this summer - my goal is to be OUT of plus sizes by then.  I might be remembering this wrong because it has been SO long since I've shopped in the regular sizes - but isn't 18 considered non plus?  Well, that is the goal - size 18 or smaller by August.  I'm pretty sure that is doable.  I'm in a 22 now and it's getting a little baggy.  Not loose - but baggy!  I'm workin' my way down baby!

     This pic was taken around 1996 - I was a size 9.  I thought I was fat.  UGH I wish I could go back in time and bitch slap myself.  Anyway - I am going to look like this again and I can't wait!

Thanks for reading!  Have a wonderful night! - Monica


  1. I'm on Week 5 too, I just did day 1 today. It wasn't that hard, but I was running for 5 minutes at a time, which I know I can do. I'm nervous about the 8 minute run, and of course, the 20 minute run! I've never done a 5k, so I'm fairly sure I can't do it!! But, I will sure try!

    1. You know - I ALWAYS think I can't do it - until I just go and do it!! Tell me how you make out!! Do you use a treadmill or the road?

  2. I use a track. I started on the treadmill, and realized that it was like, the most perfect condition for running, and I wouldn't always have a perfect condition, so I am running on a track for a bit, and then I'm planning on going on the road. I have 5 weeks until my 5K, so I'm gonna finish out week 5 of c25k on the track and then start running outside!

  3. That is a good idea!! I do the treadmill because I wanted to get the feel for the pace. I suppose I really don't need to though, since I have my polar to tell me pace! Good luck at your 5k!! You'll have to tell me how it goes!!!