Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Week 7 Day 1

Well, starting Monday I ran for 25 minutes w/o stopping.  I did pretty well until the last minute and a half and then I was hurting.  I also had what seemed to be an asthma attack.  It didn't feel like I was winded my lungs felt like they were squeezing and I couldn't get a full breath.

I finished and sent my dd home for the inhaler.

All was fine until I started running today.  I only made it a little over half-way through when I started not being able to breathe.  I went a little further and then had to stop.  I used the inhaler twice and then continued.  I ended up having to stop another time and slowed down considerably by the end of the run.  But I made it.  My lungs were hurting and my dd was freaked out bc I was so dizzy that I was weaving while I ran. 

But I did it.

I kept going even if I was barely moving.  I will not quit.  I will see this through.

Sunday, November 27, 2011


I am still working on the Couch to 5k program.  I am at Week 6 Day 2.  I completed Day 2 on Thanksgiving Day!  I only have three weeks left to complete the entire program. 

I don’t think I will be ready to run a 5k when I am done but I am so proud of my progress.  I ran for 20 minutes without stopping…I have NEVER done that before.  EVER. 

Plus, I have lost FOUR POUNDS! 

I was getting pretty depressed because I hadn’t seen any weight loss and then I stepped on the scale and was completely shocked.  Four pounds.  Woohoo!  Now when I run and I want to quit I just keep thinking-four pounds.  It inspires me to keep running so that maybe I will lose four more.  Winking smile

Friday, November 11, 2011

Checking In

Well, I took almost a week off because I thought my calcium was crashing.  Come to find out-it wasn't.  It is higher than it has been in several years.  That's good news because the running could have sucked it out of my bones causing problems.  So, yay!

The bad news is that my thyroid is very low.  VERY LOW.  So, I had to take some time off to let my body rest and get some more sleep.  I have gotten a new prescription and hopefully it will start working soon.

In the meanwhile I actually ran today.  I completed Week 4 Day 3.  It was a warm up and then running for 3 minutes, walking 1 1/2, running 5 minutes, walking for 2 1/2, then repeating the whole thing.  It was soo hard but I did it.  I felt like I was running through mud.  I did it though.

I still haven't lost any weight.  I am upset by that but I am trying not to focus on that and just focus on getting healthy.  I was reminded that muscle weighs more than fat so it could take a while before I see any changes on that front.  I am noticing that I can run for longer periods without collapsing so that's good!

I will keep woggin(walking and jogging put together) and maybe someday I can actually run a 5k all at once! heehee

Friday, November 4, 2011

Week 4 Day 2

I ran today.  It just about killed me.  But I did it.

I am frustrated though because I haven't lost any weight.  Nothing.  I have been running for four weeks and no weight lost.  What's up with that?

I am trying not to dwell on that aspect of things but I can't help it.  I am trying to get healthy as well as lose weight but the losing weight thing is a huge part of it.  I want to see some pay off from torturing myself three days a week. 

I would settle for my clothes fitting better/looser but that's not happening either.  ugh  I won't quit because I really want to be able to run.  It is a dream I have always had.  So I will keep up with this program and hopefully by the end of it I will have changed shape at least a little.  ;-)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Week 4 Day 1

Today's run just about did me in.  Oh my goodness!  I didn't think I could make it but thank goodness my oldest dd is doing it with me bc she kept me going.  I wanted to quit and she wouldn't let me. 

I am so glad I kept going.  I am so proud of myself for doing it.  It is one of the hardest things I have ever done.

It will be worth it in the end.  I will be in better health, able to run for more than 20 seconds at a time, and maybe lose a little weight.