I'm at work. Between tasks until my supervisors are done with their meeting.
I am also fantasizing about buying some munchies/junkfood. XD
Anyway. I've been running a lot, and feeling proud about it. :D emerald_knot
has me training with her and her mom for the ING half-marathon coming up next year, January 31st.
This is the first time I've ran seriously, and trained. Actually, this is the first time I've ran with any kind of schedule. I typically hate running (I much, much, much
prefer to swim or jog on an elliptical).
This past Saturday, Erin, her mother, and I cleared six miles. :D Within an hour and ten minutes. That's probably slow, but we've only been training for a little over two weeks. I was astounded -- astounded!
-- to see the results, though. Two weeks ago, Saturday, we attempted four miles. Erin's mom and I floundered. XD Our running group hit the two mile mark while we trailed behind them, saw them turn around, and didn't even bother trying to get to the marker. We simply turned around, and watched as the rest of our group caught up to us, then passed us.
But! This past Saturday, we completed the entire six miles without lagging. :) Erin also force-fed us three "Senzu" jelly beans (Okay, okay, so they're Sports Beans XD) to re-energize us halfway through. I think that really helped 'cos I was super bouncy and never "hit the wall" during the run. Which is something pretty amazing, considering the fact that two weeks ago, I couldn't even complete the four miles without walking a good portion of it.
At the moment, we're running on a 5:1 system (five minutes jogging, one minute walking, repeat).
I hate running. But I love seeing the changes. :D
Hopefully, too, I'll lose some weight. I don't see much fat disappearing off my belly or from the scale, but I'll take what I can get. Which, at this point, is just looser jeans. u_u
XD Anyway, I'm thinking I ought to cross-train between running days (which is Mon/Weds/maybe Thursdays/Saturdays). So maybe Tuesday/Fridays I lift weights or something? Erin brought up swimming, but I don't know where I could go to get access to a good-sized pool. And I don't really
want to swim alone at MDC. And my pool isn't long enough. A couple strokes after streamline, and I'm on the other side already, lol.
But swimming would be really nice. XD Maybe I could get back into swimming shape and do a tri one day. >__>