Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Starburst & Ke$ha

First off, I ran my first 11 minute mile yesterday & I felt semi "fast". I know, I always use that word very loosely. Honestly, it felt a lot easier form-wise to run at that speed. My lungs/heart did not agree & thus I only did the first mile at that pace. I ran for a total of 1.5 miles yesterday & walked the rest. I wanted to run more, but I've been sore lately. Knees, ankle, shin, you name it. I know I'm a beginner & not only do I want to enjoy this, but I also don't want to push myself too much & injure myself.

So, I started today off like this:
Yes, looking dorky in the mirror.

Today I'm rocking:
-Navy Ann Taylor Loft sweater
-White Ann Taylor Loft tank
-Joe's jeans - Honey cut
-Black shooties that you can't see - Ann Taylor Loft
-Silly face & poor camera skills - returning for yet another visit

After last night's bad run, I thought for sure today's would be amazing. I would later be proven wrong. I started off with another 11 minute mile, and then did a .25 mile walking, then .25 mile at the 11 minute mile pace. And I was hurting. Again. I got off the treadmill & did 30 minutes on the elliptical, & called it a day. I was frustrated by my lack of progress, but I'm trying to be rational & figure out instead how to improve. I think I'm focused too much on running without stopping, & should instead be combining those runs with runs that have walking interspersed, thus building both time & distance. Is that correct? What am I doing wrong? Am I just impatient?

I really started to run mid-February & I was initially able to run only .25 mile without stopping. I've now done 3.1 miles without stopping, and various other milestones along the way, but I'm pretty inconsistent. Is this typical? I've also worked out every day in March except 2 times (so, 21 out of 23 days), because I'm trying to lose weight. I'm guessing I should be mixing up my activities more vs focusing so heavily on running? Now that I've started running, I love the way it makes me feel after, and I feel like it's by far the best calorie burner, so I'm trying to do it pretty much 6 days/week.

Also, Ke$ha, thank you for making me laugh at the gym today. Love those lyrics:
And now we lookin' like pimps
In my gold Trans-Am.
Got a water bottle full of whiskey
In my handbag.
Got my drunk text on
I'll regret it in the mornin'

And, in annoying news, I was frustrated after my run so I ate a bunch of Starburst. Now my stomach hurts. Ick. I should know better after the trail mix debacle of last week. I try hard to avoid sugar because in order for me to consistently lose weight, I have to stick to around 1400 calories/day, which doesn't really leave room for junk. Fail.


  1. 1. it is ok that you ate a bunch of starburst. they are good.
    2. your outfits always rock. you are so cute.
    3. i am SO tired of things hurting from running. i just want to be a runner! haha. unfortunately i don't have any advice for you, but i can commiserate.

  2. Thanks - I appreciate it. I needed that pick me up after my day. All I know is that I'm going to rock my workout tomorrow. And so will you!