Friday, March 26, 2010 Run? Why, is there someone chasing me?!?!

Ha ha NO.

But, I am doing it people. I have officially begun the Couch 2 5k program.

This program seems perfect for a beginner like me. It appears to gradually introduce running and build endurance. Today, my husband and I made our way to the track to give 'er a try. I used my cell phone as a stop watch to time our walks/runs. At first, I was thinking it was pretty easy. But by the third of fourth running segment...ohhh man. Getting harder! But we both survived it. :) Hubby has some shin/calf pain, so he's going to break in his better quality runners over the next while and give them a try once he figures they won't rip his feet apart whilst running. As for lil' old me, I felt some tightness in my quads for some reason. Weird. No other pain though!

We will run again Sunday after the man gets home from work. Can I just say how FABULOUS it is that he is running with me!?!

I have sort of been dragging me feets about this running thing, but my friend Cory really gave me a kick in the pants to get started. He asked this is slightly RUN A TEN K WITH HIM!


It's in July, so I do have some time, but I'm not fooling myself into thinking I can run a full 10k non-stop in a few months. But I can try. :)

The 10k is to raise money for cancers below the waist. It's called Uncover the Cure and we get to wear our underwear as outerwear! Too fun! Plus raise money, of course. My dad died of cancer (his began as skin cancer), so raising money for any kind of cancer hits home for me.

I also did a weigh in yesterday that kinda shocked me. I went away for three days and came back...lighter?!? I ate CHEESECAKE! TWICE! How did this happen? Not complaining, just a tad dumbfounded.

Here are some pictures...

My friend Ashland and her preemie. He's 3 months (but only six weeks from due date).

Posing with the sleepy baby.

He looks like a wee doll!

Bonding with baby Tristan. :)

At the Cheesecake Factory. Cookie dough cheesecake good!

The wee one bundled up for his first sit around the fire pit.

I borrowed some clothes so mine wouldn't get smoky. I know, HOT.
Looks like me pre-weight loss!

Hat and glasses complete the look!

This is my favourite pic from the trip. :)

I had a really good time in Puyallup. Getting to meet baby Tristan at three months old was fantastic. Next time I see him he'll be crawling around. Such a sweet, happy baby!

Hope everyone is doing well. Wish me luck with day two of the program on Sunday!


Tiffany said...

Just found your blog ☺ I am a runner myself. The title of your post cracked me up! You have plenty of time to train for and run a 10K in July. The one you are thinking of doing sounds fabulous. "Races" are so much fun, the whole atmosphere is what hooked me. Anyway, good luck with the training and congrats on your weight loss!

Tricia said...

Aw, you look so pretty! Looks like fun and that baby is super cute :) A lot of people seem to be starting the Couch to 5K program. It seems like a really great intro to running...good luck, pal!

Yo, you won a consolation prize from my giveaway! Need an adress, miss.

TC said...

Glad you found me Tiffany! I love your blog, and congrats on the little nugget! I am so going to follow along to see how your pregnancy goes with the healthy lifestyle you have adopted as your very own. I plan to become preggers myself one of these...months? Year? Lol!

Fat Daddy said...

Good for you to start running. If I can do it anyone can, Tammy, and I've already seen your determination i sticking with Jillian!

And losing weight on the road rocks. Way to go.

~ugly girl with a beautiful heart~ said...

You inspire me to start running! However...I am scared. So I'll wait til I'm skinny lol

Sonya said...

First off, your gorgeous! Secondly, thanks for the comment on my blog! I'm glad you stopped by! I love finding people who are similar height and have lost/or are trying to lose roughly the same as me. I also LOVE the fact you are now training for your first run too. That's awesome! Good for you!!!!!! 10K is a lot, but as you said, it's for a great cause!

I don't know if you have a MP3 Player or Ipod, but I downloaded the Couch to 5K program from itunes for free! It's some random dude, but he follows the training program. I downloaded it a few years ago, but I'm sure I could find more info on it if you are interested. It might be better than always looking at your stop watch.

That's great that your husband is doing it with you. I'm currently recruiting people to just do the run with me at the end of my training. So far I have 5 (maybe 6). It definitely keeps you motivated to keep going - after all, I don't want to let anyone down! ;-)

Well I best be off... Week 1, Run 3, here I come!!!!

TC said...

Thanks Sonya! I feel the same way about finding other tall gals who have lost weight. Very inspiring! Hope your third run went well!