Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Getting Stronger...In More Ways Than One!

Today...5K in 45 minutes!  Okay I know it's not the fastest 3.11 miles in history, but I'm proud of myself.  Last time I did a 5K, March 30, it took me 59 minutes!  I cut 14 minutes off my time!!!!  I can physically feel myself getting stronger, I'm not getting winded walking around a store, I don't ache all the time, and most importantly I enjoy exercising once I get over to the gym or out for a walk.  I'm almost afraid to say it because I don't want to jinx it, but I think I'm changing for the good!  Yay!!!

So yesterday I ended up not going to the gym and doing some light work at my place.  I spent a good portion of the day working on a paper for school.  Here's the shocker about that statement...the paper isn't due till May!  I'm a procrastinator and normally what happens is the last two weeks of school I am scrambling to finish all the work I need to get done in all my classes.  There are normally sleepless nights, long days, crossed eyes, and LOTS of bad snacking.  I told myself that if I want to make a lifestyle change I needed to change all of my bad habits.  Procrastinating over school is a big bad habit.  Although I didn't finish the paper as I had hoped that I would have, I did get six pages written, which will help as I continue to try and finish it before Friday.  So because of the work I was doing I didn't make it over to the gym, so last night I did some yoga.  Although not huge, it was physical activity and even though I'm not very good at it, it does help me clear my mind.  I was a little surprised that I really missed physical activity, that's why I did the yoga.  My mind and body are getting used to daily exercise.

So I have one more thing for today, I need your help.  I want to "run" a real 5K in the next few months and I don't know which one I should do.  I really want it to be in the central/southern Indiana or Louisville, Kentucky area since that is where all my friends and family are.  I really want their support for this.  I'd also like it to be a race that a friend could join me in, so I have someone that can help me through the course.  My goal will be to do it in 40 minutes, which is about a 13 minute mile (yikes!).  So please pass on your suggestions to me about races you know about either as a comment here, or on my Facebook page.  Thanks!  =)

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