Thursday, March 17, 2011

Think I’ll be ready…

With two 5K’s coming up this summer I’ve been working on getting my mileage up and my speed. Last night I walked our road for a total of 4.5 miles in a bit over an hour. Not hurrying, in fact the first half I did jog/walk

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but the 2nd half I had my dad with and we just walk at a normal pace with a push sometimes.

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But today…today I did something I haven’t done yet I ran a full 5K. Check this out…

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It’s not my fastest time 11:15 mile but it’s my fastest for that distant. So I’m getting there folks, I’m working at it all. I also rode the bike (still not liking that thing to much) and then 90 minutes on the weight circuit. As you can tell I’m off today and had no plans this morning so could go and give it my all without having to hurry to my next thing.

1292 calories burned this morning. I really wish I could do that every day and then the diet part of my life style change would be a bit easier but 3-4 times a week is the max I am able with the schedules I have. At least now with daylight savings time in effect I can get out after my daycare day and get a walk done. Next week I can only get to the gym once unless I go at 5:30 am but when I do that I can only be there an hour and a half and have to get back home for work. When I’m done at 7 o’clock at night I just don’t have the energy to work out but I do for a decent walk/jog will do that. I’ll figure it out, it’ll happen. There still the list of Allan exercises to do at nap time so it’s not like I’m doing to much of nothing. Just not as much as I’d like. That sounds weird, me liking exercise. A year ago I still called it fish flopping and hate every single minute of it.

Okay, enough for now. I got some great things at the thrift store on my way home so I need to go get them posted on my other blog.

Take care my friends and I hope that you have an amazing and awesome afternoon. God Bless!!

12 comments:

Jen said...

YAY for your 5K!! Great job!

Jane said...

Great post and good job! My best to you...

Jackie said...

Whew, Julie. I think I burned off some calories just reading about all the working out you did this morning. Good job. And what a great picture of you and your dad How special that you could walk together. Honesty, reading your blog is helping me get more excited about working-out myself. Happy St. Patrick' Day and many blessings, my friend.
Jackie

Ronnie said...

You were tearing that pavement UP! :) Great time!

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Man... you are so totally a ROCK STAR! Way to go on running a 5K. You are always breaking all your old rules and records! I can see the joy in your smile too! I love daylight savings time and having it light later on as well.

Enjoy your day, my friend.
~Margene

MissMommie said...

Wow!!! When I grow up...I want to be you! I don't run, yet. Too hard on my knees at my weight, but one day...

God bless!

JW said...

Thank you for the prayer. Isn't it funny how one person's "trash is another's treasure" (so to speak). Daycare was NOT "trash" for me... but I burnt out big time after caring for kids all my life. Babysitter, nanny, daycare provider. We all have a niche in this life, it's worthwhile to keep experimenting till we find it, right? I am glad you found yours now! You look UBER HEALTHY. You are what I call a "shiny, happy person." Have a great Friday!! (I am sure daycare will pick up for you soon, just keep at it!)

My Big Secret Blog :) said...

I'm feeling like a walk now. Yum!

Ron said...

Awesome!!! I need to start the C25K over again, its been months since I have ran

Michele said...

That is terrific that you ran 5KM!! At this rate you will be in a half marathon soon! Have a great week end!

Baby Sister said...

Congrats on the 5k!! That is awesome!!

Carolyn said...

That is awesome!! You Go Girl! Love the pictures!!