Fitness Friday: Week in Review!

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Well, I have to say that a week in, I definitely surprised myself! Here’s a little run down of how I felt about it all:

Thursday 8/1: Am I insane? I’M GOING TO DIE!

Friday 8/2: This isn’t so bad.

Saturday 8/3: I didn’t want to run, but my dog woke me up early so I went to the park. It was a beautiful morning and well worth it. Plus, I swam for over and hour that day.

Sunday 8/4: No run. Rest day!

Monday 8/5: Treadmill. Nothing too great…I was in a terrible mood that morning! Watched beauty videos on my iPad.

Tuesday 8/6: This is the day I surprised myself. I thought no way could I run a mile without stopping, but I can! Yay! I don’t know why I assumed I wouldn’t be able to do it. Listened to: Run Lola Run soundtrack (I love that movie).

Wednesday 8/7: THE DAY FROM HELL. Hot and miserable, ran on choppy concrete, and it was windy. Still, I made it and was initially planning on taking a rest day, but didn’t want to! Listened to: Paul Oakenfold Creamfields Volume 1 and Run Lola Run again.

Thursday 8/8: Really great run. Ran a mile and a half and walked another 2.5 miles. Saw a lot of people on the trail too, including an older guy walking his senior golden retrievers. *Day.Made.* Listened to: Lady Gaga, Jock Jams Volume 1 because I AM SO ‘90s!!!

So, in a week I have surprised myself quite a bit. I haven’t been very sore, except that Sunday, but I think the swimming did me in. Using the Nike+ app keeps me motivated, and my sister is using it too. She said I inspired her to get back into running, which made me SO HAPPY and feel amazing! 🙂 I am hoping to visit her in a couple of weeks. Maybe by then I can keep up with her…I doubt it though. 😉

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Leggings of amazingness!

I made a few running related purchases throughout the week that have been helpful. First, Danskin leggings. How did I ever live without these? They fit me perfectly and don’t get in the way while I’m working out. I also bought a small waist band to hold my phone, iPod, and a key while I’m out. It’s by Marika and I found it at Marshall’s. This has been really useful since I often run with my border collie and need to be hands free for the leash. The pack just stays in place around my waist. I also bought a few shirts because let’s face it, even when I’m a sweaty mess, I still want my clothes to be stylish! 😉 I also had to pick up insoles for my shoes, which was the most important purchase. My feet are SO flat it is ridiculous.

Now for something REALLY scary: There is a 5k race in October where the proceeds go to a local animal shelter. My sister wants to run it..my husband wants me to do it. I’m terrified to sign up. What should I do??? On one hand, it would keep me motivated. I also know that I am highly competitive athletically and would probably die trying. The race is October 5th, so it’s still a good two months away. Any thoughts?

Thanks for reading!

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4 Responses to Fitness Friday: Week in Review!

  1. Go you! (And I love Run Lola Run.)

  2. satine89 says:

    Good job, dear!!!
    I started working out again last Fall after 10 years of doing literally nothing! 😛
    I still can’t run for more than 5 minutes though! Any tips?
    Anyway, I think you should to to that run!!! It’s almost two month away and you have plenty of time to practice! 😉

    I always listen to music when I run/walk. To me it’s impossible to work out without music. I get bored easily!

    • MelissaC says:

      My tip is to find the right pace and just take it slowly. My biggest issue is trying to run too fast too quickly. Building endurance is key! 🙂 Too bad you’re so far away! We could be running buddies! 😀

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