Monday, August 31, 2009

Off the track!

I have not run for the past few days as my knee has been really bothering me. I had hoped to go today but it is still sore and I do have some appointments this morning, so rather than try to squeeze one in and rush, and perhaps hurt it more, I'll take today off too. Good thing in my Journal I had the theme of "Slow and Steady" because at this rate it will take forever to get the weight off.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Not a good day

I did not have a good run today. My knee really was hurting me. I had to walk for the last few blocks. I guess tomorrow I will take the day off, didn't want to but I think I have to.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Longer run

No running yesterday as it was a school shopping day (although I could have gone by the time Danica woke up!). Today I stretched out my run again. I am now up to 5.7km. I am slowly working towards the 8K run that I will be doing in October (Jason, my hubby will be doing the half marathon at the same time).

Gone: 37 minutes Ran: 36 Walk: 1

Monday, August 24, 2009

Ran with my Ipod

Well hubby got me an ipod for our anniversary, wowie! I only have about 23 songs downloaded and they are pretty mellow, not really running music (good for my speed though, lol!), but it was nice to have music while I run. My run was pretty much the same, so happy to be doing the hill. Jason was surprised that I do that hill, he says he wouldn't (and he is an awesome runner - he does 10K in 42 minutes, half marathons in 1 hour 42). Haha!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Not Much to Say

Not much to report today. The run was pretty much the same, except that I RAN the WHOLE way up the hill, wooowie!! Big day for me! Not bad since I was going to skip the run today as I have been doing so good. The only reason I didn't skip is that it is hubby and my 17th anniversary today and I reserved at our favorite restaurant. So I know it is going to be a lot of calories tonight!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Against the Wind...

Today I was running against the wind for much of my run - whew! Although it was a bit tougher it is a nice break from the heat. I almost ran the whole way up the hill!!! Still need my bit of a walking break before my last little bit home though, it is quite the hill.

Gone: 31 mins Ran: 30 Walk: 1

Thursday, August 20, 2009

A beautiful day!

We are in for another beautiful day here, more sun - although quite honestly I prefer slightly cooler temps - especially since today I will be doing some major cleaning and organizing of the house.

Yesterday I took the day off, the knee seems to be ok if I take a day off now and then (along with popping some Advil daily - lol). Although I did do a lot of walking as I had an out of town shopping day. Today my run was good.

Gone: 31.5 minutes Ran: 30 Walked: 1.5mins

Oh and I am on my way to 15 down 12 now!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Not much new

Not much new to report today. I did my run and it was pretty much like yesterday. Funny thing though, I always seem to hit the 20 minute mark and I want to walk, I slow my pace and keep on going.

Monday, August 17, 2009

I did it!

My goal when I first started running on July 2nd was to be able to run for 30 minutes a day, although I did not ever think I would get there, or at least not so soon. Well I ran for 30 minutes today! This time I ran for 29 before having to stop for a break - I ran part way up THE HILL even, which is why I had to stop to walk! I walked for a bit then off I ran again. Yippee!

On another note, I have been whining lately about the weight loss. Well did you notice my side bar? I am now at 10 (well probably 11) pounds and when I think of it I have only been on my 'journey' since July 1st. 6 weeks. 6 weeks, including 2 camping trips. 6 weeks. If you think of 2 pounds per week I am pretty much on schedule. I wanted to lose 15 pounds this summer and I am headed in the right direction.

Gone: 32 minutes Run: 30 Walk: 2

Sunday, August 16, 2009

700 Calorie Bike Ride

Well I did it. Danica and I went out camping yesterday, she is feeling a smidge better. Today I almost talked myself out of the bike ride home (15K) as it was hot... etc. However, this morning Jason cooked up our fabulous camping breakfast, eggs, fried potatoes and bacon. I have been good this summer and not really partaking in it. This morning I did! I had some fried potatoes (you know, fried in the bacon fat - yummy!) and 3 pieces of bacon. I figured that I better ride home after that! It was a good ride. It took me an hour but it feels good. I checked how many calories I burned and it is about 700 calories ! Gotta love that!

Friday, August 14, 2009

I tried

Right now I am struggling to keep going with this fitness thing. The last time I tried running and getting fit, I injured my foot, then pretty much couldn't do anything for 9 months. Now my knee is bothering me. Dr. couldn't find anything, next step is physio. I don't know. I am not a runner, have never found it to be something I enjoyed but do it to lose weight. So doing it when it hurts makes it even harder. On top of that the scale has not moved for a couple of weeks, pretty disheartening.

Well, I did try to go for a run this morning. The rest of my family is out camping. I had to come in early yesterday morning to bring Dancia in to Emergency, she is very sick. Thus I spent the better part of yesterday at the dr. or with a sick little girl. In the rush of bringing her in yesterday I remembered my running gear, but forgot my knee wrap. I tried to run today, but my knee was really bothering me so I did a short loop around the block and home. On top of that I did not like the fact that Danica (although she is 11 1/2 and is dead asleep) was at home by herself while she is so sick.

Let's hope I can keep going as it does feel good to be fit, I just wish the scale was my friend!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

We're off

Well we are off camping today (I am hoping to ride the bike there). I will hopefully run a couple times while we are there. Back to routine next week!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Doing great

You know, I stepped on the scale again and it is not going down as fast as I would like it too (at least it is going down). I feel that I am working so hard, with all the running and really watching what I am eating, I just wish it would drop more quickly. Nonetheless, I guess I should be happy that it is going down little by little and I am feeling good... well except for the knee... I'm off to the Dr. today.

Gone: 32.5 minutes Ran: 29 Walk: 2.5

Monday, August 10, 2009

A little rain!

So today it was drizzling. A few years ago when I tried the running thing a little rain would be a good excuse for me not to run. Well there was no way it was going to dampen my success so far! I went out anyways, and it was nice not to be running in the heat. Besides it was only a little drizzle.

Gone: 33 minutes walk: 2 1/2 mins Run: 30 1/2

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Another long run

Another run to my mom's, it went well today. I ran almost the whole way (apart from waiting at a couple of stop lights). Unfortunately she lives up a hill too, so some walking there!

Gone: 41 minutes Walk: 4 Run: 37

The good thing is that I am not so winded after a run, so whether I lose weight or not (and I better!), I am definately getting in shape. The hard part is being so stiff for the rest of the day, ahhh 41 how nice!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Slow and Steady

Today was very overcast, yay! I ran at a bit of a slower pace today as I wanted to run farther before having to walk. Well, I did better than I expected! I ran until the killer hill (28 minutes of running)! So exciting for me, who has never been a runner! I walked the hill which must have been slower than before as it took me 4 minutes! Oh well, I don't care. I am feeling good!

Gone: 33 minutes ran: 29 walk: 4

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

My 'off' day

Today was supposed to be a day with no running. My knee is sort of acting up but I have been wearing a wrap when I run. Well I kinda call it a day off. I didn't run this morning but instead while Jaimee was getting her haircut I went for a short 13 minute run (about 2K) around the dike - that's kinda a day off isn't it?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Bike ride

Tonight I went for a bike ride. Danica and I rode to mom's, easy ride there. Jason came to pick up Danica and I rode home. It was good, of course those hills are just as much of a killer as when I run! I did walk up Neill St. But all in all it was a good 30 minute ride.

Overcast run

Well this morning it was slightly overcast for my run, nice for a change! However, the sun is out now, I was kind of hoping for a bit of cool weather.

I managed to stretch out my route once again and it is 4.7km. It is close enough to 5 for me and it is a good run.

Gone: 32 minutes Run: 27 Walk: 5 - even ran for 1 minute up the killer hill!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Can't believe I'm doing this

Well Jason did the Half Marathon last year and is hoping to go again. So I have signed up for the 8K part of it. I have never done a long distance run before and don't know what I am getting into, but I am looking forward to it. It is on October 11th. Now to find someone to come along just to take my picture!

Upped the Ante!

I stretched out my run again. This one is 4.4Km rather than 3. It is easier in a way as I don't have the long gradual hill on the way home. However, at the end of this route is one shorter killer hill that I didn't even attempt to run up - it took me 3 mins to walk up it!

Gone: 31 minutes ran: 24 walk 7

Felt good.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Bit of a downer

Well, the new scale is in my opinion is not so good! I weigh more on it than my old one. However, the old one is not so reliable, and for the last 3 days I have weighed myself on both and the new one has been consistent. Which of course means my starting point was much higher than expected. This is not a good thing. However it does mean that when I get there it will be much more of an accomplishment! So I will stick with the first one and I don't know exactly what my starting point was but I am going to say that I have lost 8 pounds in this first month, as I have lost weight. I am going to keep going on the right track now.

I went for a long run today. I ran to my mom's house which is about 6K away. I walked for about 6 minutes of it and ran for 35! Felt good. I am going to up my regular run a bit now, it may be about 3.5K for a couple weeks and hoping to push it to about 4 or 5K by the end of summer. So far today 6950 steps!

Oh for anyone interested, I completed my Road Trip journal it is here.