Friday, May 22, 2009


Something is wrong with me. Seriously wrong with me. I am addicted and I can't believe it. I honestly never thought it would come to this, but it has. "What are you addicted to?" you ask? Well, I am addicted to running! RUNNING! Today I ran 3.5 miles on the treadmill. I finished my 5K in 35 minutes and then just kept going. I have been trying to increase my endurance so that I can run for a longer period of time. When I'm doing it, I think I hate every minute of it, but when I am finished, I can't stop thinking about it, how far I ran, and what I am going to do next time. I just spent the last hour googling running plans and running message boards. I actually brought myself to tears when I stopped to think about how far I've come. A couple months ago, it was difficult for me to run a minute and a half at a time, yes, a minute and a half. Now, I am running and setting the treadmill time for 45 minutes! So far, I am pretty much a treadmill runner but I do feel like I would enjoy it if I ventured outside to run.

... AND... not only am I addicted to running, I think I'm addicted to the exercise in general. The mini-triathlon I'm doing at the Y is next weekend and I've been swimming, and (stationary) biking along with my running. We will be running outside at the park across from the Y, I think I'll make it a goal this week to head over there for at least part of my work out to get myself off the treadmill a little bit. Today I ran into the women who is in charge of the mini-tri and she suggested that I bike a couple miles "really hard" and then get on the treadmill and run a mile. I did that twice and BOY, was I tired. It was a great work out though. You know you've worked out well when people ask you if you've been in the sauna because you're sweating so much. GROSS! I know!

So, I know I'm really late but I still need to update you with the...

Healthy Living with

post for the week. Another good week for me! I lost another 1.6 pounds which brings my grand total to 42.6! I am working hard and eating healthy and it just keeps coming off. I really do eat a lot of food and I've been trying to increase my fruits and vegetables which is the most challenging thing for me with this lifestyle.

I have a lot of work ahead of me this week with the triathlon on Saturday... lots of cross training to do. I'll keep you posted about my new favorite pastime, or should I say... addiction!

Have a great Memorial Day weekend everyone!


Anonymous said...

congrats on your running and your loss..You're goin places..

Now dig out a map..keep track of your distance and look at the map of all the places you could run to.

Nina said...

I know exactly what you is addicting. I was totally addicted (and working out 6 days a week) before A was born...I'll get back into it...its exhilarating achieving things you never thought YOU could do...I still recommend the site have great cross-training workouts and I really increased by speed and endurance with their workouts on the treadmill.

I know lots of people who googlemap stuff to go around their neighborhood...I was happy to go the same route and just see how much further I went everyday

morewineplease said...

I really want to be this way!! I WANT TO BE AN ADDICT TOO!!