I have started 2012 with a bang! I decided to skip C25K because I was a bit bored with it, having already done it once. I decided to skip right to Half Marathon training! I have only done 2 days so far, but completely surprised myself both day!!! The first day (Jan. 2nd) I ran 3 miles with a bit of walking. I wore my awesome Christmas present from my hubby...
My new Vibram 5 Finger Treks! :)
That turned out to be a bit of a mistake. HaHa :)
Now please note that I have only run in Nike Free 7's. They are transition minimalist shoes, so I was used to running with little padding. Plus I had already walked 4 miles in my Vibrams with 1 mile of running, just trying them out. Apparently that wasn't enough! My arches were KILLING me after a mile. I refused to give up though! I kept on trekking along. Yes, I walked...But I did not walk as much as I had thought I would! I was definitely slow too, but I know I will have to work on speed as I go! :)
Today was Day 2 (Or yesterday since I'm typing this after midnight). I did not have time to run during the day with Sophie, so I knew I would have to run tonight. When my hubby got home, he was wonderful enough to stay with Sophie while I went to run on my own. :) It was pretty darn cold (39 degrees is cold for us Texans), but I only wore a shirt and capri's because I am hot natured and new I would warm up soon. I did, but my skin felt very cold when I was done! Maybe I should look into cold weather gear? hmm....Anyway...I just went for it. A 5K was my goal! I have to admit that half way through...I couldn't remember how many miles a 5K was!!! So I was hoping with 3.4 I was safe, but then when I was done, I was afraid it was 3.5! Oh the forgetfulness of mommy brain! lol :)
It turns out, I did run my first 5K!
ALL RUNNING! NO WALKING!!
I have to admit...I'm on top of the world! I am so proud! I never thought I would actually be able to run a full 5K without walking! Especially at the weight I am now! I can't wait to see how far my body will take me! Especially if more weight starts to fall off! I am so excited!
I came home after my run to this...
Aren't they cute :)
I have unofficially said I am planning on running the Gusher Half Marathon on March 10. I really, really want to...And I am training for it, but I am afraid to pay and then something happen and I can't make it. I'm counting on it though! So we will see!
I am also trying to commit more to blogging! I want to record this journey! I haven't weighed myself in a while, so I need to do that to see if I am loosing any weight. More important to me, though, is my health and in turn, Sophie's health. She needs a good role model! I want to be that healthy role model in her life! :)
I have another 3 miles tomorrow. Saturday is a 4 miler. I'm excited to see how it goes! :)