Saturday, February 27, 2010

10k in the rain!

I did it!!! I did a 6.2 mile run (AKA a 10k) this morning with SacFit! :D I am so proud of myself! I finished in 1 1/2 hours, which was an average pace of 14:30/mile. Did I mention it rained the whole time? It was quite the adventure! Now I can say that I have done a 10k and I will be ready for the one with Vonner in April. Woo!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

New bike!

Today I went and bought a bike! I figured my tax return should be used at least partly for something fun, plus it is a good way to exercise! Double bonus! I bought basically the same bike that Matt just got for his graduation present except for it is white and it is a 20' instead of a 17.5' because I am taller. Here is a pic! I can't wait to go test it out on the bike trail!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Cooper Test!

I survived! I did pretty well too! 1.06 miles in 12 minutes which is an average pace of 11:19/mile. To me that seems pretty amazing considering I am in the 14:00/mile group on a regular basis. I pushed myself pretty hard, but I think I could have pushed harder. Oh well, there is always next time!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Yet another Friday WI dissapointment

I could not have gained another pound! No way in H-E double hockey sticks! The scale said 177.4lbs. That is such crap! I guess I need to do something guess would be my food intake. I am exercising a lot more than I used to and I think I am convincing myself it is okay to eat a lot more than I should be because of the exercise. Argh. I don't want to have to count my points. I hate doing that! I like to eat what I want to eat and when I want to eat it! Moderation is key I guess. Hopefully next week brings better news as far as my WI.

Tomorrow is the Cooper Test for SacFit. I am scared! I have to run 12 minutes straight without stopping! I am going to die!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Valentine Run!

Yvonne and I rocked our run! We did 4 miles in under an hour, which was our goal! Our average pace was a 14/min mile, which is awesome! Once we saw the finish line we pushed through and sprinted to the end. It was a great feeling! I am so glad to have such an awesome running buddy! We are hoping to do the ZooZoom 10K in April together as well! :D I did a mile less than my SacFit group today, but I ran and that's what matters! Now it is time for shower, food, then a little nap!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday WI dissapointment

I am so ridiculously confused! Last night at 5pm I weighed myself and I was 174.8lbs! Woo! A 1lb loss! This morning at 6am I weighed in as I usually do and the scale said 176.4lbs! What is going on? I thought you were supposed to be lighter in the morning. I guess the beer and wine I drank last night did me in? I am so confused! I hate my scale! I have been exercising like a mad woman, eating relatively okay and then this happens! I guess this is a lesson to only weigh myself once a week and not before my scheduled weigh-in on Friday mornings. I just wish I could start seeing losses on a more regular basis. I know I need to start controlling my water intake better, so maybe that is the next step for me to try. I can say that I am getting more in shape though, which makes what I see on the scale just a number. I feel great and can do things now I never thought before in a million years I could do. Tomorrow I am running my first ever race that is more than a 5k! It is a 4 mile race, so not much more than a 5k, but I am still proud of my ability and especially my desire to do this race!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Grocery Shopping Adventure

Note to self...never ever go grocery shopping on Superbowl Sunday!!!! Safeway was crazy busy; there were no carts, a million people, and the longest lines ever! We were just there doing our weekly shopping, which made it even worse! We came in under budget 10 cents this week! LOL It would have been even less, but last night I made Matt a yummy dinner of trip tip, green beans and baked potatoes which equaled an almost $30 trip to Safeway, plus today's $40ish trip. We still managed to meet the budget though, which is good! I really like keeping this budget and shopping only once a week. It really keeps us in check and makes it very easy to see what is being spent and how we are spending. Tonight we are going to see Rent! I am so excited! Happy Superbowl Sunday! Go Saints!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

I ran 4 miles!

That is all I wanted to say! That, and I am still alive! :D

Friday, February 5, 2010

Friday WI

Much to my non-surprise I had a gain this week. I am up 0.6lbs to 175.8lbs. Not too much, but enough to count as a gain. I totally ate like crap, but I did exercise a bunch which is probably why it isn't a 2lb gain! When you are prepared for a gain it makes it much easier to stomach!

Tonight is my "girl's night" with some other new teachers that I worked with in Elk Grove. I am pretty stoked to see them and just chat and have some food and drinks and just be able to not think about work! I love hanging out with them, they are fun girls!

Tomorrow is my 4 mile run with SacFit! Yes, that's right...4 MILES!!! I am so incredibly scared, but I know I have prepared myself for it by following the training schedule and if the professionals say 4 miles, then by God I will make it 4 miles! Lord knows how I will feel after the 4 miles, but I will make it! Si se puede! :D

Sunday is RENT!!!! I am so excited to get to see the original actors in this musical right here in Sacramento! I know this is going to be the best show ever! I <3 Rent!

Monday is a holiday! Yes, that's right, NO WORK! I love being a teacher! I am probably going to meet my mom somewhere and go shopping! Yay! This weekend is going to be a great one!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Run for Justice- February 13th

I am signing up for my 1st race as a real "runner"! It is the Run for Justice here in Sacramento. Me and my friend Yvonne are going to take on the 4 mile race and I know we are going to kill it!!! Here is a link if you want more info for yourself.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

February Goals

Last month I made a pretty "safe" activity goal. My goal was to exercise at least 3 times a week in one form or another. Well, with the exception of the week Matt was in the hospital, I managed to meet my goal and then some! You can see my calendar on my previous post and there are a lot of "X's"! I printed an activity calendar for this month as well because I find it fun and rewarding to put an "X" on my calendar and know that I am actively meeting my goals. I am a major visual learner and the calendar has helped me tremendously! This month I looked at last month's calendar and thought about what I have been doing for the last few weeks as far as my running and I decided my goal for February is to run at least 8 miles per week. I think it is a do-able goal and I am already 4 miles in this week with a 4 mile run in my future on Saturday! I have no doubt I can meet my goal this month, just like I did last month! I love setting goals! :D