Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Healthy You Check In

As I sit here typing this, I'm still sweaty and recovering this morning's run but all I could think about while I was running was getting back and posting here that

I ran 6K this morning!!!!!!!!!

Yes, I'm a little proud of myself. I may not be very fast (it took me about 46 minutes) but I did it. It was just such a beautiful morning outside that I decided not to make my typical trip to the Y, where I've been struggling to stay motivated to run on the gerbil wheel most of us call the treadmill. The 6K really flew by this morning so I've decided that it may be a good idea to mix up my routine and perhaps run outside 2X per week and workout at the Y with other cardio and weights 2X per week. We'll see how that goes.

Anyways, for my run today and for my 5K run on Sunday, I'm awarding myself this shiny new bling:
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(Thank you Diana for the awesome new buttons you made!!)

And, due to my loss of 2.2 lbs this week, I get more new bling:

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My mantra this month has been "Motivated in May" and it seems to be working!!

1- At the beginning of April I set the goal of losing 10 lbs by Mother's Day. I did it!! Actually I lost 10.8 lbs!
2- Run 5K on Mother's Day without stopping. Done!!
3- Lose 5 lbs by May 21 (that's the day I'm going to see M) I'm at 3.8/5
4- Lose 8 lbs by June 2. That's one month from today and that's on an offical WI day. 3.8/8
5- Get 1200 minutes of cardio this month. 427 so far..
6- Run 3 times a week. Done!!

I look forward to checking in with everyone today!!


Anonymous said...

Way to go on the 6K AND the loss AND the goals! Love the new Bling!

Cammy said...

Congrats on the new shiny bling! You ARE kicking ass, and your excitement is contagious. Thank you for sharing it!

Lainie said...

Wow, great loss--congrats! You are inspiring!

Anonymous said...

Woo-hoo! You go girl! You're doing fabulous!!!!

Felicia said...

WOW you are really ROCKIN it!! Congrats on the run AND the weight los AND the goals and well heck EVERYTHING!!

You are doing amazing! Keep up the inspiring work!


Girl with a Problem said...

That is so AWESOME! Congrats for the loss and the running accomplishment.

I am just starting running and so far I think I'm hooked. I'm working my way up to intervals of 3 min running/1 min walking this week. I can't wait until I can run 3K, then 5K, then 6 like you.

I love stopping by your blog to see what's going on with you and to get a dose in inspiration.

A big WOOHOO to you.

Kitzzy said...

Congrats on the 6K. That is really awesome. I am still only doing 1.75 miles, but I'm hoping to get to 5k soon :)

Erin said...

That is awesome!!! 5k sunday and 6k today...girl you are nothing short of amazing...congrats on the new blog bling...YOU EARNED IT!

Diana's Body Journey said...

Way to go!! You are doing so well! I totally need to have longer term goals like you do - they really put things into perspective, don't they?

Don't you love the new bling :) I'm glad she added the new ones...you deserve the kick ass one for sure!

Heather said...

youre awesome!! you definitely are kicking ass!

Mama Bear June said...

NICE! Congrats on the new bling. Well-deserved!

Path to Health

Wallowgirl said...

Congrats on the run! I used to run 2 miles every other day about 5years a go before I aggrevated my knee. I have to wait until I am much smaller to attempt to run again.
It's addicting! :)

irunbehind said...

Congrats on an AWESOME run! Keep up the great work!!!

Irish Mom said...

Awesome job!! You go!! Looks like you are well on your way to accomplishing all your goals!!

Linda said...


Thanks for your comment.
I have to say my tail bone hurts more than my arm and that is after a week and it still hurts like mad but strangely enough there is no bruise on the tail bone....very odd...one bruise is enough though!

Hugs x

Marianna said...

I've just come across your blog and wanted to say hi and congratulations on all of your success thus far! Way to go!

Slenderella said...

Congrats! Fabulous news. You are one focused lady!

Becky L said...

You are awesome!

I like that-- "Motivated in May"

40 by 40 said...

WOW..35lbs gone!!! WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW! Congrats on all that nice new , well deserved bling. You are doing AMAZING. Very MOTIVATING!! Nice going with the runs too!

Shirls said...

wooooooo hoooooooooooo way to go girl!!

Hanlie said...

Well done!!! Wow you are kicking ass!

Skinny Inside said...

You're doing great! Way to go on the 35pound badge!!