Friday, March 25, 2011

Run Girl Run

The sun is shining today, but guess what it's only 22 degrees outside! I don't know what happened to spring, but I sure hope it comes back. Oh, and there's snow covering the ground but we won't talk about how angry this makes me. Anyway, I'm still plugging away at my accounting work, and I think I'm beginning to understand some of it. I'm almost finished with the second half of my midterm, so I will keep you posted on how it goes.

On another note, I read Heather's blog {make sure you check it out} and it got me thinking about the unavoidable topic of exercise. Let's remember last year around this time I was hitting the gym five days a week! That all had to stop because of the health issues I was having. Now that I'm pretty healthy I think it's the perfect time for me to get active again. Due to the Fibromyalgia I've had to change my eating habits, and I'm proud to say that I eat better than ever. I've also had to cut out red meat because it bothers my tummy, so I only eat chicken, turkey, and fish. I'm not sure if I want to go back to the gym, but there is something I've wanted to do since last year.

I want to start running. Yes, I want to be a runner. The only problem {besides the ones that include my nose constantly running and me hacking to my death} is I don't know how to start. We have two tracks that I could use or I could run around my neighborhood, so that's not really the issue. Here is my issue: Do I start off walking and then run, or do I alternate walking and running? If alternating is the case I can bet that most of my time will be spent walking. I already have a good pair of running sneakers, so now all that's left is the actual running part. Seeing that I'm accident prone, I think I will wait until there's no more snow on the ground. Hopefully that will be next week!
I need all the help I can get, so feel free to leave me any tips.

On another note my mom and I are going to a one day retreat tomorrow. We went last year and it was awesome. I learned a lot about building your relationship with Christ. I can't wait to find out what we're focusing on this year!

Have a Happy Weekend and Stay Sweet!


  1. I was never a runner and then while trying to lose weight last year decided to do the couch to 5k program and now I love running!!! I think it's the best way to start running because you work up to being able to run 20 minutes or longer straight. If I remember right it's a 9 week program and you start with a 5 min walk warm up (as you do each week) and then intervals of 60 secs running 90 seconds walking. If you have a smart phone they have apps available that keep track of when to switch. There are also pod casts available for iPods. Just google couch to 5k and you'll get the info. If you do decide to do it and what a virtual partner let me know. I am trying to get back into running after having my daughter.

  2. I'm so glad I inspired you to to start running/walking. You should definitely just start out walking and mix in small amounts of running. You don't need to start of really strong because you could risk hurting yourself. :). Have fun!

  3. I like your blog! I'm following you and I am also taking part in the A-Z Challenge, I look forward to seeing your entries. RuthieTootieWishes


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