Fresh Off the Treadmill

Oh my goodness! I am SO exhausted! I got up this morning and made the bed and folded 3, yes 3 baskets of laundry. I wanted to go to the gym first thing but everytime I got ready to go, I got this crampy feeling in my tummy. Around 12:30, I decided I couldn’t wait for my tummy to feel better, I simply HAD to go to they gym today. In a previous post I mentioned that I am doing the “Couch to 5K” program in hopes of running a 5K in October. This week is technically my 5th week, but I am on the 4th week of the program. I forgot to take my paper with me on vacation so I did the 2nd week 2 weeks in a row because I didn’t know what was next. Today was my second day this week to hit the gym so I am still required to go one more time before the weeks end!

I have been doing VERY good at going to the gym. The program requires that I run 3 days a week. I even ran while I was on a cruise ship in the middle of the Caribbean! I was SO proud of myself for that! (Yet I was still able to gain some serious LBs) So in this 4th week of the program I do a 5 minute warm up walk, run for 3 minutes, walk for 90 seconds, run for 5 minutes, walk for 2 1/2 mins, run for 3 minutes, walk for 90 seconds, and then finally run for 5 minutes. For me, this is SO hard!! The last 5 minutes just about do me in! I am up to 2.15 miles which I almost cannot believe! While we were on the cruise ship I hit 2 miles for the first time… I hope I can hit that 3 mile mark and, who knows, maybe beyond! I really do feel better physically since I have started running, now this doesn’t mean I enjoy running but I will admit that running does have its benefits! Unfortunately one of those benefits is NOT weight loss… I think since I work out my body feels entitled to eat more (I know, I know I am the one putting the food in my mouth). I think once school gets started and I am out of the house I will start to, hopefully, see a weight loss… if the stress doesn’t counteract that! We’ll see though!

In other news, my mom and dad will be coming up to visit this weekend! I am really excited! They haven’t been up since we moved and had boxes were everywhere! We have definitely settled in quite a bit since they were last here. I think we will be going to the bombing memorial museum while they are in town but other than that, I think we will just get to relax and enjoy each others company! :) This is a picture from our wedding with my parents… I know it’s awkward, but it is all I have… and, yes, it IS totally unframeable (I know it isn’t a word) because it is crooked and yes, it is totally blurry and yes, it is black and white but these are just wedding pictures, right? Just memories that you would like to cherish for a lifetime. Let’s not get me started on this! (I am just a little sarcastic… if you haven’t noticed)

Hope everyone has a great hump-day! 2 more days til the weekend!

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