Thursday, April 7, 2011

Miles, Miles and More Miles

I haven't meant to disappear....really. I promise that I've been running and walking and running some more. Life just feels very overwhelmingly busy this week for some reason. I'm cleaning out kitchen cupboards and organizing my pantry. I'm trying to learn how to make my own baby food and I still need to brush out my poor dog's terribly tangled tail and give the monthly allotment of flea and worm meds. In the midst of all that, I'm behind in meal planning and grocery shopping. I just remembered that I haven't switched the laundry over to the dryer and there's a clean load in the basket waiting to be folded, and that's just barely the tip of the iceberg that has been my week. Sigh.
Real life is just coming out my ears right now. How in the world is a girl supposed to work on getting skinny fit in the midst of all this craziness??

But I digress. This blog is about fitness. I'll try and stay on topic. :) 

So, the goal this week is to run another 20 mile week. Here is where I stand so far....

Monday: I had planned to run 4 miles, but was supposed to meet a girlfriend at 9am to walk our little dudes in their strollers. I ran out of time and only got three miles in before I had to get home and meet her. I was sooo bummed that I didn't have time for a fourth mile because I was feeling pretty good during the run. Here are the times: 3 miles in 29:46
Mile 1: 9:54
Mile 2: 9:58
Mile 3: 9:53
SEE??? I was on a roll!!! I tried to make up for stopping at only three miles by walking like a crazy woman. We walked 6.32 miles which gave me a total of a little over 9 miles for my morning. However, I'm only going to count the miles RUN towards my 20 for the week. Everything else is just frosting. :)

Tuesday: Rest Day

Wednesday: 4 miles in 39:53.69
So not a fun run. Everything hurt. My husband asked me afterwards what specifically was hurting and I asked him if I could give him the shorter list of what didn't hurt.
Mile 1: 10:10
Mile 2: 10:13
Mile 3: 9:32
Mile 4: 9:58

At least I was speeding up a little bit towards the end. I was so glad to be done with that run. I just kept reminding myself that it was just a couple of weeks ago I was walking three miles max. There IS improvement. 

Thursday (Today): Today was a bit stiff as well. I think my body is in a bit of shock from this second week of going for 20. I'm trying to push through it. I would come up on yet another hill and think, "Learn to love the hills. Learn to love the hills." They make you strong, right? :)
I haven't even looked at my times for today yet. Let me get my watch.....

Mile 1: 10:39
Mile 2: 9:34
Mile 3: 9:16
Mile 4: 9:15
Went home and hydrated and then ran a slow mile in the park to try and squeeze in one more mile. 
Mile 5: 11:12

I'd planned to fill this post with lots of interesting and witty comment. However, I'm at 5% battery and I still have laundry and a dirty kitchen waiting for me. :) Let's suffice it to say that I have a total of 12 miles for the week so far and have 8 to go. 

Thank you so much for all the encouragement and comments. It's helping to keep me going this week when every muscle I have seems to be seriously angry. You guys rock! 


  1. keep it up, sister! i'm really proud of you. you are doing great!

  2. keep it up, sister! i am really proud of you and you are doing great!

  3. now following from the ubp2011 love that you are trying to get into shape wish i had that kinda dedication to fitness.. lol thank you for stopping by and following me
    punk rock momma