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Saturday, May 16, 2009

day 136 (day 3 / week 20)

Let me tell you a tale, a smelly tale, about an ambitious semi-fat girl. She set out on an adventure to lose her butt and instead got lost herself. As she found her way home she sounded the trumpets the entire time--rest assured the dogs knew she was there.

none of that makes sense. lol. it sounded better in my head. oh well :).

Well I did it! A semi-fat girl (myself) who hasn't run in a VERY long time, ran (well jogged)! I didn't get very far, but I tried it, and now I know what I'm capable of (not a whole lot lol).

I set out to walk/jog for 30 minutes, and it turned into 45 minutes. Not bad for a big girl! I started off jogging and made it to the end of our street before stopping--lungs burning, heart pounding--man that was tough. I caught my breath and then kept going. I would walk as fast as I could (HR around 135-140) and then I would jog for 10-15 seconds, and then speed walk again. Toward the end it was getting easier to jog for longer periods of time--30 seconds and more. The last lick I jogged was for over a minute, which isn't bad at all considering I haven't ran in YEARS! The best part was that every time I went to jog (like took a running step), the trumpets would sound, and all the dogs in the area would start barking. I was laughing so hard--it was just so funny to me. Every time I tried to jog I would fart and it was almost with every step. You could hear it echoing between the walls (which is why so many dogs would bark)! TMI but it was funny for me :). My son and hubby would have been right there laughing just as hard as I was. lol.

I got lost. lol. No, not lost...I think I just didn't know where I was (lol, yes that's the definition of lost)--it's a new neighborhood, but I knew I would find my way home, so I don't consider that "lost." I had a plan, and was going up this r.e.a.l.l.y loonog street and then I thought I saw a school and I was hoping it would be a High School, so I could go onto their track, but it was just a stupid park. I walked and walked this different way, for what I thought was great distances, because I was speed walking, ya know, and then I found a street that sounded familiar. So, I took a right and I walked down that one and it took me to Flamingo where I took another right, and found myself literally 1 street away from mine! *grumble* I need to get in my car now and drive what I walked/jogged to see how far I went, cause I know that I didn't just go around the block lol. . That's what it seemed like though, coming off of that street lol.

I worked my butt off today. I am dripping sweat! My HR monitor acted lame, when I was jogging, it said my HR was 52. pssht. then when I finished jogging it said it was 124 but I felt like I was going to push out a lung, I was breathing so hard. *shrugs*

At least I did what I said I was going to do. I jogged! Not very far or very much, but I did it! yaay!

Hope you all have a great weekend! Make it count :)

I can do this. I am a star!

UPDATE: So I clocked it and it was exactly 2 miles, that I jogged/walked today :). My first running goal will be to do the whole thing jogging, and not having to stop! Yaay!

6 comments:

Erin said...

Oh my gosh! You so rock! I am so proud of you!

Melissa Henning said...

I'm really glad I went by myself. I was at my friends house (the one that invited me to go running) until late last night, and said there was no way I was going to be able to get up and be there by 6am. I'm a princess, I need a minimum of 8 hours of sleep to function lol.

Miriam the Mommy said...

My husband and I are laughing out loud- he's a runner now (that's the primary way he lost a ton of weight in the last two years) and yeah, this is a common side effect as you are aware. It's been known to happen to people I know even during something like TurboJam, but you didn't hear it from me. ;)

GO YOU for going for that goal! Especially as we come into summer, it's not easy to embark on an outdoor fitness activity. Good luck!

Oh, and yesterday's post about focusing on you and not the workout - great stuff. Go you!

MissEllen said...

LOL, you are so funny melissa. I love your sense of humor. And I am just in awe of all your doing. Good Job!!

Melissa Henning said...

Miriam, TJ has that affect on me too (I think it's actually the sugar free diet in my case though lol). Slim in 6 is worse during the yoga part though, with the downward dog and stuff. Sometimes I will just be laughing so hard (because of my son's reactions--so gut busting funny!) that I just fall over and laugh. It's nice to know that I am not alone out there!

Thank you Miss Ellen! :) My life would be a dark, dark (and smelly) place, without humor and laughter to clear the air. I still can't believe that I can actually say that I "jogged" today! :) :) :)

Loree said...

You did! You JOGGED today! I'm so proud of you! I do a whole lot of thinking about what I might do, and not enough doing! Your inspiration is to think about it, all the while doing something else, and having the ever-present goal. I love your goal, it's hard yet attainable. You are keeping yourself motivated! Way to go Star!!