My SIL Jennifer had her favorite 10 new songs to run to on her blog. I thought I’d do something similiar. Here are my top (and first) ten songs on my workout play list.
1. I Know You Want Me – Pitbull
2. Waking Up in Vegas – Katy Perry
3. Hicktown – Jason Aldean
4. Cheater, Cheater – Joey + Rory
5. Rehab – Amy Winehouse
6. When I Grow Up – The Pussycat Dolls
7. She’s Country – Jason Aldean (again)
8. Irene – Toby Mac
9. The Anthem – Pitbull (again)
10. So What – Pink
You know, a little rap, pop, country and christian all thrown together. It works.
Now I’m going to go run. I’m so not motivated.
*I apologize if you’ve read this post 3 times but I’m having some issues with WordPress tonight. It won’t let me edit this post (and this post only) so I’ve been trying to get around that by deleting and re-posting.
60 days ago I decided to try to workout every day. So far, so good. Don’t give me too much credit, there have been many days where I have only accomplished 10 push ups. But, hey, I’m trying.
It isn’t exciting but I’m keeping track over here. I’m going to try to do it for a year. Feel free to join in.
On a side note, I used Blogger for that blog, just to see how it’s different from WordPress. I like the visual options better on Blogger but WordPress has more options overall. Just FYI.
I am one run short of finishing my C25k program and I have to tell you, I am so bored. Really, really bored. I know it would help if I switched up my route but I like it. It’s fairly flat and I’ve done it so much that I pretty much know where I am at each point. I don’t really need to look at my watch to see how long I’ve been running and I always have an idea of where my stopping point is (which can be good or bad). I have a month until my 5k race so I need keep up with my running. If any of you guys have tips on what helps keep you from getting bored, I’d love to hear them.
For everyone who is running the Sprint 5k -
I tried to sign up our teams on Friday but the website wouldn’t let me. I have an e-mail in to SportKC to find out if we have to do teams to get the team price (a little cheaper) or if we can all just sign up ourselves and still pay that price. Hopefully I’ll hear back tomorrow.
I just started a new page on who is and who isn’t going to run the Sprint Thanksgiving Day 5k. I’ll try to keep it updated. As of today, 10 people are running and I haven’t heard from 17.
I finally ran this morning after taking last week off. I don’t have any excuses for not running last week. I just didn’t feel like it. That’s all. This morning felt great. I did it all and didn’t curse running in general even once. I’m going to run again tomorrow morning and then either Saturday afternoon or Sunday evening and then I’ll be back on track. Is it Thanksgiving yet? I’m almost to the point where I just want to run this 5k and be done with it. I know I could run an earlier one but I’m not 100% ready for one yet – I STILL need to work on those hills and some more endurance. Kenny is sick and coughing on everything and anything and I’m just praying that the rest of us won’t get it. That would set my running back even more.
Our 6th wedding anniversary is on Saturday so pictures will be coming soon.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY NEPHEW WILL! I ended up getting him this. I heard that Mary was especially good at it :) Thanks for all the input!
(Kylie and Will)
This week my C25K program had me running three 25 minute runs. And they sucked. My running felt so good until this week so it’s a little frustrating. I can run 25 minutes w/o stopping. I’ve done it in past weeks of this program but this week it was hard. Like, I barely made it, hard. Hopefully I can just chalk this up to a bad week and next week will fell better. I’m crossing my fingers.
I’m so excited about this one…my mom’s friend knew that I wanted a double jogging stroller. I have a single one and didn’t feel like shelling out another chunk of money for a double. Anyways, Kathy called me yesterday from a garage sale where they were selling one for $30. I asked her to grab it for me. It’s now sitting in our garage waiting to be cleaned. I can’t wait to use it. And no, I will not be doing my C25K runs with my 2 kids in the running stroller. I would have a heart attack.
Eric and I did the Mayor’s OP 5k Farmstead Stampede (that’s a mouthful, isn’t it?) on Saturday morning with some friends. I’m a little over halfway through with my Couch to 5k program so it was a great trial run. I finished in 40 minutes, running 27 minutes and walking 13. Not bad. I don’t think I’ll have a problem running the Thanksgiving 5k in 36 minutes, although I have to work on those hills. There was this huge hill towards the beginning of the run that kicked my Djibouti. Eric did great. He finished in 25 minutes and some change.
At check-in, they gave out shirts (we still have to get ours b/c they had run out by the time we got there) and bags to use when you go shopping so you don’t have to use plastic or paper ones. This was the first time I had ever gotten that at a race. I thought it was pretty clever.
My dad was able to get us free tickets (and parking) to the Royals game today. We had great seats which were 8 rows up from 3rd base. Luke made it until the bottom of the 6th and then it was time to go. It was beautiful out but a little hot.
Luke and I in our awesome seats
Luke and Kenny
Kenny’s favorite part of the game, eating a chocolate malt with Eric and Luke
Me and Kenny (with chocolate malt on his teeth)
Eric’s mom and my family came over for cake after dinner. Here’s Eric blowing out his candles:
Happy birthday again!
I ran my 20 minute run today and it went great. I was by no means fast. I started out a little faster then a 12 minute mile and by the end I was closer to a 13:30 to 14. But I did it! I wonder if I burned off at least half of that piece of cake that I ate?
I’m on my 9th week of running (which is week 5 of the program) and my running finally feels good. I just did my second run of the week, which was a 5 minute warm up walk, 8 minute run, 5 minute walk, 8 minute run and finally a 5 minute cool down walk. I know that’s not a long to people who run all the time but when you haven’t seriously run in 2 years, it is.
I somehow tweaked my left ankle 2 weeks ago. I’m not exactly sure when it happened but one of the streets that I like to run on has been under construction (technically closed) so chances are it happened there. I took last week off b/c it was really stiff. I was worried that I might need to rest it a little more but taking that one week off seemed to do the trick.
My next and final run for this week is a 5 minute warm up walk, 20 minute run and then a final 5 minute cool down walk. I’m not worried about it (I may change my mind after I’ve actually done it). I really think it will be easier than week 4 of the program. There was so much walk, run, walk, run, walk, run that it was hard to do the final segment of running. The fact that it felt like it was 500 degrees out didn’t help either.
The one thing that I do need to add to my running are some hills. The path I run right now has 2 hills and they’re at the beginning and end of my workout so I’m walking at both points. The Sprint Thanksgiving Day run has 3 hills, none of which are very big, but I know it will really hurt me, and my time, if I don’t get a little bit of practice on them. I’m not looking for a personal best at the run. I have no expectations I know it’s not going to happen, but I’d like to do it in 36 minutes like I did at my first 5k. I am NOT fast. I’m running around a 12 minute mile at this point so I’d need to hold a slightly faster pace then that at the race to hit my goal time. I guess I’ve got a lot of work to do but at least the running feels good at this point.
This has absolutely nothing to do with running: I took the boys to see the Steamboat Arabia today. It’s a steamboat that sunk near KC while making a trip from St. Louis to Iowa in the mid 1800s. A group of 5 guys figured out where it was (under a cornfield) and dug it and the artifacts up and put it all in a museum. One of those actual men came to say hi to everyone after the movie part of the tour and asked if anyone had been there before. Kenny stuck his hand up and said, “I haven’t.” The man thought Kenny had said that he had been there and said so. Kenny looked at him and yelled (yes, my child is a yeller), “No, I said I haven’t been here.” It was cute and everybody laughed. Expect Kenny to now talk to you about steamboats for the next week.
After writing this post, both my SIL, Jennifer, and Illini Girl commented about the Couch to 5k program. It’s a 9 week program that gets you ready to run a 5k. I’m going to do it and run the Sprint Thanksgiving Day 5k that we do every year, except I’m going to modify it a little. I think I’ll turn it into an 18 week program since I have 6 months. I can do it. No walking.
I also have to add that Jennifer finished her first MARATHON 2 days ago. In Colorado. With that high elevation. I had no idea it was this past weekend. Let me know how it went. Are you doing another one anytime soon or are you done for a while? I am seriously in awe of anyone who can do that!
Here’s the link to the Couch to 5k program : http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml
I’ll have to track on here how I do to keep myself motivated.
One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to run our church’s 5k. I failed that one horribly. Does it count that I walked it REALLY fast?
This weekend was our church’s celebration. They really do a good job. They have stuff going on starting Friday night and it ends on Sunday late afternoon with a carnival. We did the 5k on Saturday morning. Eric ran it. I told him to run fast b/c they had accidentally entered me as running and him as walking. I told him to make me look good. It wasn’t a true 5k. It was more like a 3 mile as opposed to a 3.1. I want to say Eric ran it around 23 minutes. He said Father Reggie was right there with him up until the last mile. That’s pretty impressive.
We missed all the p.m. events b/c it was the Tip-A-Cop dinner at Johnny’s. My dad was sick so he didn’t go but we ended up meeting the rest of my family and Billy’s girlfriend, Julie, up there. Last year Eric raised $1500. I don’t know if he raised that much this year but he had a lot of people there.
Today was the carnival. Everything was free. They had inflatables, games, food, pony rides, balloons and even little clown car rides.
Both Kenny and Luke rode the ponies.
Kenny played all the games and had the clowns make him an eye balloon, which my mom pointed out that it looked more like a skinny girl with a big chest. What do you think?
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY UNCLE MIKE!!