Last year around this time my friend Bronnie got a hold of me. If you know Bronnie, once she has a hold there's no turning back! lol She had me run with her at least once a week. We started out with 10 minutes and went from there. After a while I actually stopped running with them regularly. Then there was a chance for me to run a 5k. My first 5k ever! It was to be at the Orchard behind NAS 1. I asked Bronnie if she would show it to me so I knew what I was in for. Walking it and trying to run it, two totally different things!! After we had walked the whole 5k that night. I was a bit scared, but I still went and signed up for the 5k. With hubby at my side we started out running and then we walked a lot. For those who don't know the Orchard, it's very hilly and rough terrain.I finished it in an hour! Which was my goal. I was the last person, but I finished it! Man my legs REALLY didn't love me that day!
So it just went from there. I was determined to be able to run my next one and hardly walk it. It took awhile, but I didn't really start hard core workouts until probably August. I was determined to lose weight before my vow renewal! I also started doing the base to base series runs. I did the first run which was two miles around housing. Adrianna and I did it together with hubby at my side of course! We did well! We finished it in 30 minutes! I wasn't going to stop after that. Adrianna and I would run together when we could and I would walk in the mornings with Anne.
I've lost 20 pounds and I'm wanting to lose more. Then the dreaded holidays came up! I did good though didn't gain any weight, but didn't lose any either. I also was slacking on my work out routine. It wasn't until JAN 2011 that I started back running. I even did the 3rd base to base series runs. It was 5 miles, but I walked it. 1) because I was coming off of being sick and 2) because it had been a while since I last ran.
Now in Jan I really started to rock it again. At the beginning I was still 20 pounds down. Adrianna and I started going to the gym again, Anne and I are walking in the mornings still.
Adrianna, Rick, Angela and I did the Jan run for the base to base series. It was a 5k! This time I did so much better!!! I ran most of it! Maybe some TMI, but I actually pushed myself so hard, that I ended up throwing up a little towards the end of the race! I still finished it running though! We finished it a little under 50 minutes!!! I was so happy!!
Adrianna and I go to the gym and I do 4 mile walks in the mornings. I've now lost 25 pounds!!!
My goals for this year:
Top goal is to run the base to base all the way. The base to base is 7.2 miles and will be in March.
My next goal is to run 20 minutes straight and then work on my pace. Right now I can run 15 minutes straight.
My next goal is to lose 50 pounds this year!!
My next goal, which is Adrianna inspired, is to train for a half marathon. That I would do sometime next year.
Those are my goals so far.
I will be blogging my progress throughout this journey. So stay tuned!!