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Christmas Eatin’

So, I know I am super behind on updating but I don’t have time to do much about it right now. All I can report at the moment is that I went hog wild eating the past two days.  Crawfish bisque, crab cakes, shrimp pasta, cake, cookies, ham, etc.   I don’t regret it but I think I’m going to see the fall out later this week.   My running buddy and I are going to our cardio kickboxing class tonight since we missed it on Tuesday.  

The training guide for our 10k just came out and we are going to attempt to modify it for us. The program has three categories: walkers, joggers, and runners.   We aren’t serious runners but we aren’t beginner joggers either.  And unfortunately there is not in between with the program. We don’t have time to run 10mi every Saturday!   So we are going to see what we can do with the time that we have. We will definitely incorporate the speed drills though. 

Anyway, I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. 


Celebrating how far I’ve come

Last night I hit the weights, then I ran.  I decided to run for only 15 minutes at an easy pace. Then I decided to step it up. then I realized that I could probably push it faster.  By the end of it I ran 1.38 miles in that 15 minutes.   Two summers ago my husband and I decided to see how I would do on the Air Force physical fitness test.  He is Air National Guard and was getting ready for his test (which he always does really well on).  

I couldn’t pass the run, I couldn’t do a single full body push-up, and I couldn’t do a sit-up.  We looked up the requirements last night after my workout to see how close I am on the run.  I just need to get to a mile and a half in 15 minutes. Which I think I can do b/c I started off jogging at an easy pace (5.0 mph) and didn’t start bumping up until at least 8 minutes in.  Then he said “but you still wouldn’t pass b/c of the push-up. You’d have to do at least 14.”  To which I got to respond “I can do 14!”   He was surprised. He remembered how hard I struggled to get that one out.  

I still can’t do sit-ups.  I’ll work on that.  But the best thing about that conversation was him saying “you’ve come so far. I’m proud of you.”  Then I realized that I’m proud of myself! It was good to remember that while my weight isn’t where I want it to be it doesn’t mean that I haven’t achieved some big goals in fitness.