healthy and happy. one of these days.

15 November 2009

mid-day update!

I worked my boo-tay off at the track today. Yes, I went to the track! The sun finally came out after like four straight days of rain and clouds (I could never live in the pacific northwest) and it was sunny and warm and lovely. I did 3 miles again. In about 48 minutes, which is actually pretty good for me. On the treadmill my mile is usually around 18 minutes. So 16 is pretty good!

I started off with 2.25 laps jogging, then half jog/half walks for a few laps, then the last lap of the 2nd mile, I jogged 1.25 laps into the 3rd mile. Then the rest was half walk/half jog until the final lap and I jogged ¾ of it.

None of the laps were straight walking! That was the biggest thing about today for me. I’ll be happy for now if I can keep doing the same walk/jog pattern, but just faster. That would be pretty sweet for me. And I’d also like to be able to run a mile straight at some point.

Can I tell you something silly? Since it wasn’t about speed or pace or anything today, my playlist was more about songs that make me happy or energize me…a good portion of those were/are cheesy dance songs or oldies you hear at weddings. Like, the Cupid Shuffle and Footloose and Let’s Go Crazy (Prince) and Canned Heat. Hearing then makes me think of dancing and acting a fool with close friends and family and really energizes me. It also makes me visualize what it will (hopefully) be like at future weddings when I’ll be slimmer and healthy and feelin’ fierce in a party dress and shakin’ my hips like yeahhhhhh and what not :-) Ha, whatever works, right?

(Oh, another thing about the track: at one point a family came out to jog and walk around the track - a mom, dad, and three young kids, ages 10 and under I'd guess. They would kind of chase the dad around some of the stretches or he'd let the kids run ahead of him, or the kids would have a race amongst warmed my cold cold heart. I wanted to go up to the parents and be like "As a child that grew up in a family with no sense of the importance of fitness and was coincidentally overweight since I was 9, please keep doing this for them!!" but I thought that would be a little much. Instead I went with "Hi".)

Well, I'm off to watch the Redsksins game. I haven't watched a game in maybe 6 weeks? But they're playing the Broncos today and I'm interested to see how Champ Bailey (a beloved former Redskin) and Eddie Royal (a former Hokie and he/his family is from my town) play. I'm watching a Redskins game to see how the OTHER TEAM plays. So sad. I love you, Skins, but...yikes.


nic said...


Are you just making up your own running program? Maybe it's time to try C25k? That would set you totally on track for your goals, and there are podcasts to go with it.

Foodie Girl said...

Sweet! Great workout. I can't wait until I can do that. Have fun watching the game. Our Chiefs suck this year. Oh well...

Someday SkinnyMinnie said...

Go you! I did 20 minutes on the elliptical today and now I think I'm going to go out for a quick mile with the pups. I'm thinking I'm going to walk for a few minutes and then see how far I can run. I'll let ya know how it goes!

karen@fitnessjourney said...

Good for you! I love cheesy music to work out to too.

That was really sweet what you said about that family. I'll bet they would have liked the comment.

100in12 said...

Nic, I am making it up! I have thought about C25K…if I’m being honest, I’m scared of it, I’m scared of failing. I’m not ruling it out, though. I’m not about to start tomorrow, but I’m keeping it in mind.

Foodie Girl, congrats on your win over Oakland!! Yah! (and you’re welcome for your other win, hehehe, since it was the good ol’ Redskins that cured what ailed you… :-P)

Skinny Minnie - you are awesome. hope the pups behave!!

Karen - thank you! glad to see i'm not the only one that loves the cheesy music hehe. sometimes as i'm listening i look around like "gosh i'm glad no one else can hear this..." :-)

徵信社 said...

I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.



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