Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I ran tonight!

Yeah.. that's right.. me! I ran!

*busts a groove while making her own beats*

^_^ <(^^<) (>^^)>

yeah baby!


So yeah I went for my nightly walk and this time I took the bike trailer off the bike and put Jett in that instead of his stroller. It turns into a jogging stroller type thing when you do that. So sweet deal. :) I was getting a brisk pace going and a good song came on and I was really feeling it so I was like hmmm I think I will jog over to that stop sign. And then I did! Downed some water and then kept up a nice brisk walk before thinking hey I think I should jog some more. And I did of course. I came upon hills and I ran down them.. I felt like I was flying. Though I'm sure it was quite slow compared to most. lol. I did my best to jog back up the hills too. The steep ones though I had to slow back down to a walk and push myself up them. At some points I found myself saying hey I'm going to jog over to that tree and then I got to the tree and I still felt amazing so I kept on running past that tree over around the corner and like twice as far as I originally thought I could! It was great and I felt so accomplished tonight. I basically did intervals of walking and then jogging/running for 3 miles straight. It was super awesome and I am so psyched. lol.

I did 3 miles in 50 minutes and probably a lot more than half of that was walking. This is not a fast pace at all. I have been walking 3 miles/hour mostly so yeah. lol. But I am still happy with myself.

This was only like my 2nd attempt at running/jogging so woot. I'm thinking I will research the couch to 5k thing this week and then start it on Monday of next week probably. I want to do a 5k in either October or November. I'm thinking maybe November is a better idea. I could maybe do it to celebrate my birthday and whatever organization I'm walking/running for I can just tell people hey donate money to them for my race instead of spending it on a birthday gift i don't need. A good idea, right?

Oh speaking of good ideas... hahaha. I thought a crazy idea up on my walk tonight. Just so crazy it might be awesome. I'll have to talk it over with my besties tomorrow though when we meet up to do some Turbo Jam since it involves their help.

Anyways though... I'm thinking I want some advice from some of you runners out there.. like slimkatie... I noticed my heart pounding out of my dang chest at the end of my little sprint intervals because I felt like I was subconsciously telling myself to hold my breath. I know I should be breathing the entire time and not holding my breath but I think the wind in my face was my body's natural reaction to say omg hold your damn breath? I don't know if that makes sense but that's just what it felt like to me. Do ya'll have any tips on how to train yourself to breathe easier while running or is it just something you have to learn over time somehow?


  1. You should breathe in x 3 steps, out times 3 steps

  2. @fatgirlinaskinnyworld

    Thanks I was thinking it might have something to do with counting with my steps. I tried a little of that after I noticed myself holding onto my breath. lol

  3. Doesn't running give you some sort of high? I love it, this rush comes over me and I feel amazing when I am running. I recently started running and doing interval training, at first I couldn't even run for 15 seconds without wanting to fall over now I will run for 1 min, walk for 1 min and rotate that, it gets easier as you go trust me, just keep pushing yourself!

  4. Thanks Sarah! I have to agree. It's like crack. haha. Once you try it you'll never go back... :)

  5. I so relate to the 'runners high'!! I seriously think it has to occur just so people keep going back for more because I'm not sure I could bring myself to run without the high LOL

  6. @K

    lol for sure!! As someone who's always done things because they feel good... I totally get that. Half the damn workouts I do are fun ones lke dancing or kickboxing or whatever because if its too much like work im not down with that! lol

  7. That is awesome..I have tried the jogging/walking but mostly I just walk. :)

  8. Oh for sure I am still mostly walking! lol