Thursday, April 21, 2011

bullet points about running...

"...trying this new fad called uh, jogging. I believe it's jogging or yogging. it might be a soft j. I'm not sure but apparently you just run for an extended period of time. It's supposed to be wild." ~Ron Burgandy in Anchorman


Seriously, that is one of my most favorite movie quotes from a comedy.


So here's my running update in bullet point form...


*I am now running 1.5 miles every day as of today (aside from 1 rest day/week)

*I do not walk during my runs anymore, not at all.

*I run SLOW, so I don't know if it really qualifies as running, but I'm counting it, so there!

*When I say SLOW, I am talking about doing 1.5 miles in 22 minutes...yup, slow.

*I have my own couch to 5K plan that I created myself. Don't know how wise that is, but that's what I'm doing.

*I plan to keep at 1.5 miles daily for my next 6 runs...then I'm going to do 2 miles daily.

*I am going to run the Dam to Dam 5K in Des Moines on June 4th (my friend Jenny doesn't know that she is going to run it with me...she's avoiding me since I asked her a few nights ago, but she's totally going to do it...and Melissa Morris and Sara Knutson, you both should too!)

*I hope to be running a 5K daily for at least 2 weeks before the race.

*I have a feeling that extending my run from 2 to 3 miles is going to be much harder than it will be to go from 1 to 2 miles (considering I'm already at 1.5 miles)

*Once I am able to run a 5K, my goal is just to work on my speed to better my time.

*I would like to create a goal for how long I'd like to complete my first 5K in...I am right now really hoping for 40 minutes...however, 45 minutes may be a more realistic goal.

*Never in a million years did I think I would say (or type) what I'm about ready to type...I really like running. Like I actually look forward to it every day.

*My shoes don't hurt my feet as bad anymore, but I'm thinking it may be a good idea to invest in some good running shoes...you know, since I am totally a runner now! Ha. :)

*I would like to run at least 1 other 5K aside from the Dam to Dam this summer (Lora, you don't know this, but you'll be running the other one with me since you can't do the June 4th race).


And there is my running update.

4 comments:

sarak said...

I'm thinking about it (although I like my treadmill in the A.C.). When is the Dam to Dam? I sent you an email yesterday did it arrive? I think my school mail is "filtering".

JamieLynne said...

I have always wished I could like running. I always end up feeling like I am going to die or something... it seems unhealthy.. haha But way to go!! I am happy for you (and kind of jealous) that you like to run! :)

The Morris Family said...

I'm ignoring that section about joining you. =)

sarak said...

I just looked and that is the day the girls have their dance recital. I wont be able to do it:(