Saturday, June 6, 2009

I think I'm a runner


First let me just say that as most of you know I've been working hard to become a "runner". I have asthma which is pretty well controlled, but does seem to get me a little off when I do run/jog.

Anyway...I decided to map out a 5k course in my neighborhood and run it today. Check out this awesome site and you can do the same...map out anywhere in the world...it's soooo cool!!

I usually run on the treadmill and have only run outside a few times. As mentioned here, I thought I would be training better on the treadmill. Let me also say that I do take walking breaks when I run outside. I try and make them no more than 1 1/2 min. Today, I took 6 in my 5k jog. For a total of 8 mins. I jogged for the rest of the time. I ran my 5k in 40:26. I was hoping to beat 45 mins., with only 3-4 walking breaks. Now to be fair there are 2 big downhill slopes...but on the other side are 2 uphill slopes...hence a little more walking :)

All I can say is I'm just so darn excited!! I found a local race, but it's not until September. So my friends there you have it! I can run...well, jog/walk...whatever!!

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* Now, if I could only get those shapely legs :)

7 Shout Out:

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

You'll definitely be getting those shapely legs if you're jog/walking like that! Like you don't already have 'em anyway! :) You're a runner, yay! :)

Vivienne said...

Great job! You'll do it in half an hour by September!

Lisa said...

Hey there.
I was out wandering around the blogs and wound up here at your cozy blog.
Great job with your running or walk/jog or as I sometimes call it wogging!
You are doing awesome! And yeah hills...the love/hate relationship they inspire.
You'll love the race when you get to it. I was so excited during/after mine and fell in love with the crazy running/jogging/walking life.

Rocksee said...

YAY! Good for you! I am proud of you for being a runner!!!!!

Connie Weiss said...

You ARE a runner! My race is in September so we could be running *together*.

That is a great time!

Jen said...

Yay Lisa! Keep at it, it only gets easier! And your calves will look FABULOUS in all those skirts you'll be wearing this summer :)

~~Mel~~ said...

I am so not a runner...but my boyfriend is and he tries to convince me I should become one lol. Glad you've been running and enjoying it, I hear it's totally different than on the treadmill.

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