Monday, March 12, 2012

I started running again and now feel like I hiked a mountain

 Old school, Abby duck face.
This picture cracks me up!

This past winter my activity level has been w-a-y down.
Due to weather and cold and my strong dislike of being cold I haven't been exercising much {read practically none}.
I have though, been a little more conscious of what I have been eating due to said lack of activity.
With all that being said though, I have noticed my clothes fitting a bit differently.
Not horribly different, but still different.
You know what I'm talking about, right ladies?

As I've mentioned before I will be running a 5K this June and I am really looking forward to it.
This past Saturday I met up with two of my dear friends Clara and Jennifer, who are also doing the 5K with me to start training.

I was realistic going into it, I knew that I hadn't been doing much and that there was zero way I was going to be able to run four miles.
{Have I mentioned that I am NOT a runner, never have been.}
I started out doing pretty well, I thought that I *might* be able to do more jogging than I had originally thought.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

I managed to make it a mile when I got that stabby, ouch feeling in my side.
I get a stitch in my side every time I run, does that happen to you too?
Since running more was out of the question I decided to power walk it, still exercise.

Walk walk walk walk walk.
Up up up a hill.
{Please, let me lay right here, send a car.}
Down down down the hill.
Walk walk walk walk walk some more.

We made it back to the cars.

I managed to get done pretty much what I had expected, so I wasn't disappointed.
I do have high hopes of running better next time and am hoping to be able to start walking some more now that the weather is getting a bit nicer.

Yesterday I was feeling a bit sore.
Achy shins and thighs.
Today though, ouch.
All is well though, I feel happy in knowing that I'll get there and I'm motivated enough to reach my goal of running the entire 5k.

How was your weekend lovelies?


  1. I'm not a runner. But, I do jog/run frequently. I normally try to run as much of 3 miles as I can and the power walk the rest. Some days I can do more than others. (I do this 5 days/wk) I have been able to do the whole 3 miles at once, but not very often because then I get lazy and get out of practice.
    I DO get that stitch in my side sometimes. I always have wondered what it was.
    As long as you stay faithful in "practicing" you'll be able to do it. GO DANNA!!!!! :-)

    My week-end was great. We got a new t.v. for our living room. Except, I think I'm going to have trouble getting used to it. We've gone from a tube t.v. to a little bit bigger flat panel, and they are very different.
    Wow! Abby looks like you.

  2. I am so proud of you girl! You can do it!

  3. Yay! Good for you. I've been lazy in the activities department too but maybe soon I'll put some sneakers on and do something.