Monday, April 30, 2012


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Sunday, April 29, 2012

One and Done

Today marked the first run of the 9-week program. It looked a little something like this:

5 minute warm-up
8- 1 minute runs alternating with 1 1/2 minute walks
5 minute cool-down

It was super chilly and cloudy today, but the weather is supposed to be in the upper 70's, low 80's by Wednesday! I will about honest, today's run was rough and not because of the running. I had one eight too many alcoholic beverages this weekend.

Starting off Friday with this:

Dessert flight of wine from Cooper's Hawk. Flavors from left to right: Rhubarb, Peach, Sweet Red, Raspberry
Rhubarb was by far my favorite (especially mixed with their sparkling almond wine!)

In my first post I mentioned that I was going to a wedding. I was the date for a friend of mine, and we had a blast. It was a beautiful wedding at an amazing loft. I drank way too many glasses of my favorite beer (Two Brothers!), wine, champagne, vodka/soda/lime, and their signature cocktail: rhubarb whiskey sour. Rhubarb was clearly the star of the weekend and I loved on it both days. Instead of cake they had cupcakes from the Bleeding Heart Bakery. I think it was vegan carrot cake flavored, though my drunk taste buds just thought it was damn good, especially alongside that rhubarb whiskey sour.

Another reason why this run was rough, one of the wedding guests was juking too hard and accidentally stepped on my foot. It didn't really hurt at the time (I did the running man in the middle of the dance floor to prove there was no injury), but now I have a bruise on the top of my foot. Oh well, totally worth it!

Here's hoping the next run goes a little bit better!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Let's Get It Started

After numerous attempts at trying to run a 5k, I decided to start a blog to make myself accountable for actually completely my goal. I can do Zumba or kickboxing all day long, but when it comes running, after about two minutes I am over it. I get bored, I get tired, I breathe really heavy, and I feel like my feet are really loud stomping on the ground. If anyone saw me sweaty and red in the face while running, they may think that it is because I was mid-run. However, this would just be me two minutes into my awkward jog.

I have tried the Couch to 5K program and made it all the way to week 7. I like to say that I stopped because I got a sweet job offer and it made me super busy, in reality, I got lazy. It rained one day and that became my excuse to quit.

The Couch to 5K program is 9 weeks long. I decided to give myself 10 weeks just to get comfortable running at the 30+ minute mark. I will start May 29th (this happens to be the day after a wedding that I am going to, I think a run while being hungover is the most poorly planned workout kick-off ever, but I need it to hit the 10 week mark). I plan on signing up for a 5K near my hometown for July 8th (also poorly planned due to the extreme heat/humidity that will probably accompany me on race day).

Better get my running shoes on!