Friday, October 5, 2012

4 miles-check!

Hey ya'll! I know lately my posts have been quite frequent, but I thought yesterday's run needed a separate post. Earlier I posted my very first vlog, and if you've got 45262 eight extra minutes, check that thang out!

For those of you that are new to my blog, I started a running clinic three weeks ago at Leigh Ann's gym. It's a nine week program that leads up to running a 10k as a group. We are about 18 girls that run together on Thursdays (our long runs) and have "homework" to complete the rest of the week.

I do wish I had completely finished training for a 5k before starting the 10k program, but I new I needed a push so I bit the bullet. I was, frankly, a little out of my league. All I had done was about half of the Couch to 5k and got bored with it. I needed something out of the box and this is definitely it. I had a rough start but I am improving by leaps and bounds.

Yesterday's group run was 4 miles. I am getting so much better with pacing myself and breathing that I was so much more prepared yesterday than usual. I had a rough start but I was able to take control and ran most of the 4 miles. I actually finished 4 miles in less time than last week's 3.5! To me that is a success, whether I was dead last or not. I will say, though, I was only dead last this time because two girls cut across a street and I ran the whole thing. I look at it as my run and whether I'm last or not, I will make it count. I told Leigh Ann earlier in the day that my goal would be to finish all four miles in an hour. And that's exactly what I did. Exactly one hour, down to the minute. I was so pumped! I forgot to turn off my heart rate monitor after, so the time was off, but look how many calories I burned! Ain't that somethin'?

I was feeling like a major boss lady, as Elle Noel would say! Speaking of her, apparently I discuss her often enough with my husband that he has begun to refer to her as my lover girl. I can't help that we have alot to talk about! Plus she is kinda hilarious and adorable so yes, she just might be my lover girl after all. Don't get a restraining order!

Anyway, tomorrow we have a 2.5 miler (or maybe 3, I forget) to accomplish bright and early before we both head out with our husbands to go tailgating. It should be a full, fun weekend for me!

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend and I can't wait to catch up on all the new blogs I've discovered for the link up today!


  1. Tell S to watch out! hahaha!
    You are doing so well, light years away from week 1!
    5K tomorrow morning, woop woop!

  2. make me WANT TO BE A RUNNER! I have got to get on my training like you boss ladies! And Blissdom would be so fun!!! I kinda want to go.

  3. Hey! I've been reading your post- acutally a slow day at work and went back a few days- i just started my blog up! We are both mama L fans.. keep up the great work, you look amazing!

  4. Girl, you rock! Great job on those 4 miles! Way to go!