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Monday, February 6, 2012

Working weekend

Matt and I have recently discovered that being outside and doing fun activities is better than sitting on the couch farting around on the Internet. I know, novel concept right?

Our new favorite thing right now is Frisbee Golf. Frolf if you will. Basically, you throw the Frisbee as hard as you can at this basket 300-400 feet away. It sounds not so fun, I know. But it is fun.

See how wonderfully cheese-tastic this is?!

So that is what we did on Saturday, and most weekends for the past few weeks. It's a lot of fun and a good workout. We usually play 2-3 games, so that is basically walking for 3 hours straight. Can't complain at that!

Sunday, we went for a long hike/ rock climbing. Now, I am not that good at hiking. If the hike is at a incline for more than a few minutes I want to die. I need to work on that. But I can climb rocks like a champ. I was jumping over gaps like James Franco in 127 hours. I am badass. Here is my feet dangling from the top of the rocks

Here is the view midway up

And here we are at the top

It was a gorgeous day and there was even still some snow on the mountains! That made for some laughs when my friend slipped on the ice 10 times. So now I want to hike more. Frisbee Golf Saturdays, hiking Sundays sounds like a great plan. Matt and I just have an itch that we really want to get out more, so we are going to make this happen.

Soooo this blog post was a little pointless, but I just really wanted to share my pretty pictures with the interwebs world. You're welcome. 

Saturday, February 4, 2012

New toy

Isn't being an adult fun? I got a new "adult" toy. No, not that kind of toy. Get your mind out of the gutter! Its called Nike+ and its a fun toy for adults who want to get in shape.

Look how cool it is! It plugs into your ipod and tracks your distance, time, pace, and calories burned. You can even set up playlists that pump you up. When you start to slow down, it can play you a "power song" to get you to keep going. You can set goals and challenges for yourself online, and you can even play against other nike+ users. Fun huh? It actually makes me want to run so I can come home and look at all the pretty pictures. 

ALSO. I weight in at 159.4 this morning. 1-5-9. I have been seeing this dreadful 160 number for so long I am not sure I am ready to celebrate yet, but I am sort of excited. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

What's a blog?

I am the worst blogger ever. The holidays were hard and busy, so my diet and blogging went on the back burner. But I am back on track. I am stuck at 160 now, which I have been for a good two months so that is completely frustrating, so that adds to my lack of blogging.

So the only new things going on in my life right now is wanting to do another 5k. THIS one to be exact. It looks like a lot of fun. I may be going out of town with some wonderful girls that weekend, so that would suck, but there are always more runs to be had. I am also thinking of doing a triathlon. I know. I am crazy. I hardly made it through my 5K and I want to add in 14 miles of bike rides and 125 yard of swimming. Check with me tomorrow. It's possible I am drunk right now.

Well that's it for now. I will try to be more consistent in blogging but I cant promise anything.

Thursday, December 1, 2011


I am still alive after the biggest eating event of the year and ....wait for it.... MY FIRST 5K! I survived! I did it in 37:01 and thought I was going to die for every second of that. There was a part of me that wasn't sure I was going to make it. I THOUGHT I had looked up the map pretty good and was thinking "okay, its just there and back, I can do this." Little did I know, they route was nothing like it was originally mapped out, and it was there, back, loop de loop, there again, and then back to finish line. I am pretty sure I was my own worst enemy at that point, since I wanted to just quit and whine and cry about how unfair this is. I kept going though, although I had to walk more than I wanted to, since the grass was really squishy and hard to run in. Here I am!

AND.... I haven't run since. We are going to push ourselves to go back to the gym tonight, even though I am dreading it. I am feeling in a slump lately since I leave in the dark and get home in the dark. I feel like I have no time and just want to come home and go straight to bed. I hate the time change!

Other news (not good, but not bad news) is I have not changed weight in weeks. I am a little down about it since we have been running so much, but then I cant be too down about it since I have let my diet slack. I guess its just that double edged sword- I haven't lost weight so I eat more, but I eat more so I don't lose weight. BOO. Suck it up sista.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Couch to 5k progress

I have been sort of cheating on couch to 5k. Well, I guess its not cheating, but I am just not following the program exactly since I can usually do more than I set out to do. Last week, I was doing 3 minutes running/ 2 minutes walking, but a couple times I got up to four minutes running, so I just went with it. This past weekend, I even did 5.5 minutes straight of running! But, then I hit the wall. I know, that is so lame to die after 5 minutes of running. I obviously wouldn't survive the zombie apocalypse with my fitness level. So I was only able to do 5 minutes one time, then walk two minutes, then 3 minutes of running, walk 2, then run 2, and then dead. I am still only at two miles on the treadmill and I have a little over a week to go to the 5k.

So, tonight, I am going to try to follow week 4 of the program so I can not hit the wall so fast and pace myself up to 5 minutes. Tonight's program is 3min running, 1.5 mins walking, 5 mins running, 1.5 walking, then back to three minutes again. I got a real bad cramp last night and couldn't go on, I swear, I felt like I was dying. I hate those damn side cramps, and I don't know how to prevent them or make them go away. I am so worried I will get a cramp my 5k day and not be able to finish. I am starting to get really scared knowing I am only a week away, and sometimes a part of me is saying "its okay, I don't have to do it, I will just skip it this time." But I cant. I have to do it.

On the other hand, Matt is doing wonderful (of course.) He was able to run 30 minutes straight last night. Hes going to be able to run the entire thing while I am back there struggling. But I want him to do his best, and maybe him waiting there for me at the finish will motivate me to get there faster.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


I think I will need to come back to this post when I am feeling down.

I just got back from the gym, and I ran/walked 1.6 miles in 21 minutes. I feel AWESOME. Amazing. I am so not a runner, at all, but I was able to run for three minutes straight! I know, that sounds awful, but the C25K program has been my lifesaver and I am totally and completely in love with it. I know my time is not awesome, and I still have to get to 3 miles to finish my 5K, but I have got about two weeks to whip my ass into shape. But even if I do not get a good time in my 5K, I feel great, and if I do say so myself, I think I look pretty smashing in my gym clothes.

Ignore my insanely messy closet. Its sort of a war zone in there.

But anyway, I just thought I should blog about how I feel. Maybe next time I don't want to go to the gym I can remember this feeling, and get my ass in gear.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Couch to 5K finally started!

So, I thought I would be all bad ass and start on week three, thinking "I can run for three minutes at a time." No. I cant. So I quickly switched to week two. 1.5 minutes of running and two minutes of walking for 20 minutes. OMIGOD ITS HARD. Yeah, seriously people, I cannot even hardly run 1.5 minutes straight without nearly dying. But, its progress! I am excited to run again tonight. I know when I get there, I will get that scared feeling in the pit of my stomach, but as of right now I am excited to continue.

On another note, I am SORE. Really, sore from 30 minutes of run/walking. I expected my calf's and shins to be sore, but I didn't expect my butt and my inner thighs to hurt. Really? Inner thighs? What the heck could I have done during this run to work that part of my body? Oh well, I'll take it. God knows I have some extra stuff to get rid of there anyway. But if I am doing something really wrong, please let me know. I am new to running and am not very good at it, so I welcome any tips.

So that's all for today, I am headed back to the gym tonight to do some more running and take a "fitness test" with a trainer. Lets hope he doesn't laugh at me and tell me I have no hope.