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Friday, May 1, 2009

{i give in....}

ok .... ok..... you all win. Here is a glorious picture of me in my bandana. Covered in sweat after my run last night.

So there! Nothing fancy! Just a rolled up bandana, covered in sweat. Blech

So, I went on my run Thursday night, for some weird reason.... oh yeah! I'm going on a field trip w/ Madison today! Thursday I enjoyed my time doing exercise videos from my On Demand on my cable. And those lunges DID kill my legs (just an FYI). I thought "oh, I need to hurry up and go on my run TONIGHT instead of Friday after school b/c it'll be way too hot to run, and who wants to run on Friday nights?" Not this girl! {not that I have anything going on, which I don't....anyone wanna do something??} So I grabbed Katie, and we left for a run.

Now, I double checked the cool running website to make sure it was the 20 minute run. I didn't want to have to run one minute over, get what I'm saying? Well, it turns out I did my Wednesday run WRONG! ::smack:: I was supposed to run 8 minutes, walk 5 minutes, then run 8 minutes. UGH! Sure enough, my 3rd run of the week is a 20 minute run. I didn't think I could do it, but I set out with the hopes I could do it.

So we run... and we're running. Katie's way ahead of me. Then she stops and walks. By the time I catch up to her and past her, she shoots past me again. We do this the entire time. Physically, my legs were fine {my knees hurt at first, from the lunges, but that went away}. I didn't feel any pain whatsoever. However, by the time I reached 10 minutes, my breathing was all out of whack again. I had to stop at a little over 13 minutes. ::ugh:: I mean, it's imperitive that we breathe, right? I didn't think Katie could drag me home. So, she & I walk until we get to the road to head back to our house (it was about an 8 minute walk, give or take a few minutes). Then, I ran all the way back to my house... another 4 minutes plus some seconds.

Am I disappointed in myself? A bit. But I realized something. I can run 13 minutes straight! I also realized that I need to repeat week 5 again. This time I think I'm going to slowly do 8 minutes run, 5 minute walk, then 8 minute run on Monday, then on Wednesday, bump that up to 10 or 12 minute run, 5 minute walk, then another 10/12 minute run. Hopefully by Friday I'll be able to do the 20 minute straight run. It's all about listening to my body, and my body is telling me to slow it down so it can learn to breathe!!


  1. Thats awesome! Good for you, I'm surprised Katie wanted to go.

  2. That's awesome that you and Katie went running together! Love the picture. You are adorable!

  3. Love your headband :) I really need to get with the program, but my breathing is always what kills me too! Yuck.

  4. Way to go, Amy! I swear, even sweaty, you are gorgeous! Why don't I look like that? We need to sign up for a real 5K when you are done with this program. I'll do it with you!

  5. Good for you!! I Think you are doing good. 20 min is a long run. Your plan sounds good and you really dont look silly in your headband. I kind of like it:)


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