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Saturday, September 17, 2011


Well, its officially conquered :) I don't have my official time but it was under 42 minutes (I think). They will post our times on the website some time today or tomorrow? Bryan was able to get some time off work so he was there at the finish line & took some pics, I can't post them yet cuz they are on his phone. But I will as soon as he gets home!

So I beat the goal I set. . .I stayed to hear the 'winning times' and if I can shave off about 20 minutes I would have a chance at placing. haha! I'll get right on that for my next 5K!

It was tough, I walked a little. . .but ran more than I walked. I figure I averaged about a 13.5 minute mile. Not terrible for my first race. I didn't come in last that's for sure :) My calves did great & I ran in my Vibrams (barefoot running) however my hips were cramping close to the finish line, but I pushed through it and ran about as fast I could across the football field and finished strong. . .then limped away with pride. haha!

*My chipped time was 40:58!! I ended up with a pace of 13.10 minute miles. I am happy with those results, but now I have a time to beat next time :)

Friday, September 16, 2011

The Day Has Came!!!

Just a few hours and I will be up and preparing for my 5K! I can't believe it's here already. I am not 100% sure I am ready. . .but I am going to finish, I will cross the finish line at whatever time it takes me. If I have to walk to get through some of it, I will. I am not racing anyone but myself. I am just a host for my Donor's Lungs to do something great & perhaps do something my Donor never had the chance to do. I am running in honor of her, her family, my family for being such a solid support in my life, my husband who is always by my side and for myself. I know I can accomplish anything I set my mind to & with my Donor's lungs I will continue to do great things for many, many more years!

5K time goal is to complete it in less than 45 minutes. . .lets see how close I get to beating that :) Whoohoo! Jamiebug is going to kick some butt!!! (I'm being my own cheer leading squad). Hahaha.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

3 miles on the elliptical

Today I went down to run on the treadmill and BOTH treadmills at our workout center are broken!!!! I put in a call to our property management because that's unacceptable. Anyways, I had to get my workout on the elliptical and I did 3 miles in 27 minutes. . .not sure if that is good or how it compares to running. I can't tell if its easier or harder than running. My thighs and butt work a little harder for sure, but I think I can keep a lot faster pace on the elliptical than on the treadmill. I was booking it at around 7-8 mph. . .I am sure I can't run that fast ;) But I got a good workout either way. My 5K is just one day away!!!! I am getting nervous & excited. I am just hoping I don't have to walk most of it. hahaha!

10 days in Idaho!

I spent the last 10 days in Idaho. I must admit it was hard to fit in runs. In fact I only ran like once. . .but I did stay active and do other things for exercise. I am hoping that time off won't hurt me too bad come this Saturday!! One thing about my 5K this Saturday, it's my first one ever. . .and I am only racing myself. This one will give me a time to try to beat on my next one. I am sure I won't be the fasted, but I'll finish. . . Hopefully I will raise some Organ Donation Awareness and honor my Donor :) I will definitely post pics from the race!!

Friday, September 2, 2011

One step at a time

I'm getting there. . .one step at a time :) Today my run was pretty smooth. It was a nice even 4-5 minutes of running and about a 1 minute walk. I finished that at 30 minutes and did a 5 minute cool down. Before I left the gym I thought I would throw a little weight in my workout and did 3 sets of 12 reps on the leg press to give my thighs and and butt a bit more of a workout. My calves are looking great but my thighs and butt need to catch up :)

I need to increase my speed a little I'm just getting a little over 2 miles after 30 minutes! I am short so a comfortable pace is between 4.5 -5..5 mph. . .If I do 5.5 I get tired a lot faster. I get a better more consistent endurance at 4.5 but that makes for a slow mile! I need to get running without resting with walking then I guess push my speed a little. I want to progress faster than I physically can I think. No pushing myself to the point of injury though~

5K is 15 days away. . .praying I get more improvement!!!!