Wednesday, July 26, 2006

We did it!

After us complaining about our clothes not fitting like they used too, my friend Katie and I decided to jump on board of the "Couch to 5K" regime! Last night was our first one and all I have to say is that I had NO idea a minute was so long when you're running! I know, pathetic...but for those of us that have NEVER run, 20 minutes of alternating running and walking is quite a feat! You walk the first 90 seconds and then run the next 60 seconds...for a total of 20 minutes. Sounds easy enough! RIGHT!!! You do this 3x the first week and then it changes up a bit! I have to say that after the first run, side cramp and all, it did get a little better, not worse as I dreaded! I have to say a HUGE thank you to Steve who took care of the dogs while we were running and would yell out "Ok...on your mark, get set ... RUN!" A few times we thought he'd said "WALK", but he was SURE to not let us get away with that!!! What a great personal trainer! No short cuts for Sir Steve! When we would run, the dogs thought it was fun to run with us. In theory, this is a great idea, but the cute little things kept getting all tangled up in our feet. Anyway, thanks to Steve and Katie, I survived and came away feeling a little bit better about myself! I will keep you posted on how the rest of the week goes. Wish me luck!!!!


Blogger katie holt said...

We did it! I love it! And I felt better today! Such and accomplishment! only a few weeks to go! :o)

thanks for coming to get me! this is going to be great!

3:31 PM  
Blogger chris said...

more power to you on all that.... i did about a week and a half, but then the heat wave hit, and i wasn't willing to get up before the sun to do my running. i'll resume when things cool down a bit. and yah, i hear you on how much harder 1 minute of running is than you think it will be. they tricked us!

7:18 PM  
Blogger katie holt said...


1:46 PM  
Blogger Flame Lilly said...

Thank you! I've been so spoiled!!! I LOVE b-days!!!! It was SO great seeing you last night! Hope you enjoyed yourself!!!!!

3:05 PM  
Blogger Cate said...

it's your birthday?!?!?! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! when's the actual date? i gotta get it in my calendar (again)

congrats on the running. i plan to pick the program back up once pageant's over. you & katie interested in doing the 5k race for the cure at the end of september? here's my link to my race page:

3:20 PM  
Blogger katie holt said...

i had so much fun last night! it was so great of you to invite me! thank you so much.

i like the idea of running in the race for the cure might be nice to have a goal...a reason for training. let me know what you think...i'm interested!

i hope you had the best birthday ever!

7:05 PM  
Blogger Flame Lilly said...

Chris: Thanks for the support! This heat is awful so we've tried to go around 7:30-ish!! Good luck to you too!
Cate: Thanks too! The b-day is 7/27!! And yes, I've lagged on getting back to you about the Race for the Cure. I'm sorry! I'm still interested in doing it!! I'll keep you posted!
Katie: I'm so glad you had a good time! Check out the pic on Steves blog of the "Night Riders!" haha
Let me know about the Race for a Cure, or you can contact Cate from her blog!!!

1:37 PM  
Blogger pinknest said...

ugh i'm passing out right now. good for you!

4:27 PM  

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