Thursday, April 22, 2010

C25K Iphone app is THE BEST!!

I love it I love it I love it.

Seriously, anyone trying the Couch to 5k program that has an iphone must get the program.  I don't know how they do it, but within the application it takes you to your itunes library and you make song list for your running and they give audio ques over your music for your walk/run cycles.  

It keeps track of each session and you can even directly post your progress to facebook.

Pretty slick, just choose which workout day you are on and hit start... music up and off you go!

Since I'm behind and I'm not a couch potato I stared with Week 2.  Even coming off my illness it's too easy.  It was good to test out my lungs but I added on some additional running.  Tomorrow I'm going to jump into week 3:  two rounds of 1.5 min run/1.5 min walk, 3 min run/3 min walk.

I have a feeling I will work thru this one only twice (instead of 3 times for the week) and then move on to week 4 but we shall see.

Did I mention that I think this app is super coolio?

Couch to 5K

C25K iphone application

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

C25K Update

So 6 weeks until my 5k and I sadly haven't trained at all.  I've been sick with some gunk in my chest and when I attemped to run on Monday I was coughing so hard I not only came close to choking on my own phlem, I also pretty much peed my pants.  That is aweome. *heh*

Now the powers of Google had lead me to a couple of training plans for "5k in 6 weeks" and I'm going to give a shot at it again this evening.

Wish me and my depends luck!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Good/Odd Weekend and Monday Therapy in a nutshell

Got shit on... literally, from head to toe by a bird on my way to Friday night dinner and drinks. Apparently in at least two different cultures this is considered incredible good luck. I consider it a stinky gross inconvenience.

Back home, changed clothes, washed hair, changed purses, disinfected my phone... and out the door again to finally have dinner at 9pm.

Too much tequila.

Was reminded that I still got it... which lead to the too much tequila. Who can turn down a free drink from a nice gentleman?  What was that? OMG it's flirting.... fun!!

Slept away Saturday.

Beautiful beautiful Sunday, nice long walk around the hood in the fresh air.

Sunday was topped off with an amazing evening with two of my very bestest friends. Drank wine, ate cheese, hot tubing with a bottle of proseco and then a fabulous meal while watching my fav. Sunday evening show (Amazing Race if you must know)

Therapy Session #2 took a turn for the unexpected, how did we end up talking about my relationship with the Ex? I really didn't want to talk about that... but maybe I needed to. I walked away thinking "that's not what I wanted" and it certainly wasn't what I was expecting. *eh* crap.

I'm doing a 5k....Couch Potato to 5K (C25K) - Week 1/2

A couple of years ago I made it my goal to be able to jog around my favorite park trail.  It's 2.8 miles around the little lake and as I'd walk I think "man, if I could ever jog around here it would be great".  I started with super baby steps, inside on the treadmill away from as many viewers as possible.  At that point, I couldn't have even done a solid mile.  I eventually did get to the point of being able to jog around that lake...twice... like twice total, not twice around all at once...and felt like I was going to puke at the end but I did it.  I am so not a runner.  I'm not sure my body is built for that, but heck, it kicked off the last 10lbs I had to lose and was a challenge that I conquered!

Two years later and I can still do a mile plus and not die, but really lost the progress that I had made.

I promised myself that this year I was going to the Komen Race for the Cure 5k instead of the walk.  *gasp* Now we are 8 weeks away and I haven't done shit to get ready for it so I'm trying the couch potato to 5k route.  I don't have the full 9 weeks but looked at the program and I think I'm far beyond week one so OK to skip it.

I found that they have a super little app for my iphone that will give me audio cues over top of my own selected music and track my work outs.

So here we go with week 2 of the program:

3 times; alternate 90 seconds of jogging with 2 minutes of walking for 20 mins.

I feel like this will be fairly simple, I'll have to get in one day while I'm out of town visiting the Best Grandma in the World.

Here I go... Run!  SS Run!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Oh how do I love thee

My First Bacon

"Velveteen pork flesh and super soft fleece fat"  *peeing*

How can you not love a website that sells My First Bacon  and Giant Plush Microbs?  I think mange is kinda cute. *wink wink*

The Next Chapter


Not grief counseling...not help after a tragic accident...not help dealing with a grieving dad...

Therapy. For my other "issues".

I never expected for grief counseling to turn into this but I'm taking a step to figure out some stuffs about myself. Things that I actually started to realize or think about after reading another blog.

I want to figure out why I beat myself up so much for being and doing things less than perfect. In theory I know I'm not perfect, don't really expect anyone to be why can't I just enjoy what I do and my accomplishments without thinking "Oh well but I should have done this too." I can't even enjoy down time because I'm always thinking "I should be at the gym" or "I should be doing blah blah blah instead" There is always something I should be, should have, could have done or be doing to squash my happy feelings. It's not 100% of the time that I do this, but a great deal of the time.

It appears that I'm my own biggest obstacle to enjoying my life and having the happiness that I desire.

Why do I do that?

I made an appointment with my counselor, and that's what I'm going to do my best to find out. I'm a little afraid to find out I'm more broken than I even imagined.