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Ready.Set.Go

March 22, 2011

A few posts ago, matter of fact right here, I explained how finding out that I have high cholesterol sparked an interest in me to pick up running again.

I was wondering how I would fit running into my lifestyle. After putting off starting for nearly two weeks, yesterday I laced up my shoes, put on my head scarf, slipped in my ear buds and hit the pavement. I actually did alot better than I thought, considering it has been a while. I brisk walked, then ran and I alternated between the two for about 30 minutes

I was adventurous my first day out. I ran on the main street, not sure if that was a good idea seeing that I was about a mile from my house when I thought my scrawny legs wouldn’t get me back home.Oh but they did, thanks to the Trick Daddy blaring in my head phones #dontjudgeme. My heart was thumping, my throat was burning, but that “hood music” banging in my ear got me up that hill and back to the house.

Before heading out I started dinner and stressed to the Mr. the importance of not letting our dinner burn while I was out. Glad to know he can follow directions. I returned home to a nearly finished meal. I plan on trying out a few scenarios regarding the best time for me to run. More than likely it will be a combination of sorts dependent on all of the 1,476,893 factors that go into my daily routine..

So for now the plan is three times a week. I am following a 5K training plan. It is a total of 8 weeks and at the end I should be able to run 2 miles without stopping. I’m excited, and will keep you posted on my progress

Have I motivated you?! Will anybody else be joining me on this 8 week challenge?

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10 Comments

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    Peyton's Mom
    March 22, 2011 at 11:19 am

    I would like to join the 8 wk challenge, but can I just commit to 1 mile : ). I have been running using the jogging stoller.

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    dayka @life+style
    March 22, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    congrats to you–such a big accomplishment! i used to run track in elementary & high school for years, but then i got out of it. tried to pick it up again, but it’s just not something i love. i always feel like i’m about to have a heart attack, but i love the idea of running with the wind in my hair.
    good luck with your training & marathon–i’m rooting for you! 🙂

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    Mayra
    March 22, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    That’s great news Mimi!!

    Congrats!

    I’m the worst possible runner. My asthma is a big factor, so I never really liked running.

    Good luck!!

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    YUMMommy
    March 22, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Well, I’m not going to be running but I will be brisk walking on the days that it’s nice enough to hit the park. I’m determined to shed this baby weight off hella fast once JJ comes out. I’m trying to be back in a two piece before I miss the entire the summer.

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    kirstie
    March 22, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    you go, girl! – without me, though 😉

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    Laila @OnlyLaila
    March 22, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    You have my support!!! I’ve always thought about doing the Couch 2 5K program but have yet to get off the couch,lol.

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    Katy @ Dim Sum Debutante
    March 22, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Congratulations! I have seriously fantasized about being a runner my entire life, but I just don’t think it’s meant to be. Even when I have been in excellent shape, I max out at about1.5 miles. That said, I am in awe of people like you. Enjoy the high!!!

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    A Mommy in the City
    March 23, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Good for you! I just recently started going back to the gym and I feel so much better after I go. It was excruciating at first, but now it’s a time for myself and I really enjoy it. Kudos to your hubby for making dinner as well! Can that be part of the routine too? 😉

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    fran
    March 23, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    That is great!!! C ya at the Peachtree 10k!

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    Daenel T
    March 26, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Yay for getting out there and just running! Didn’t it feel good? I’m not up to running yet (still too much weight to put on my knees) but I am working out and eating healthy. I look forward to reading your running updates and seeing how your family adjusts to your new lifestyle (Kudos to the hubs on dinner).

    I wanted to let you know that I’ve awarded you the Stylish Blogger Award because I like the way you present motherhood, being a wife and a woman in such a realistic manner ~ when you’re not up to being super woman, you don’t apologize you just say it is what it is. Very cool.

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