Thursday, August 13, 2009

Week 1 – Day 2 & 3 (Sisterly Fitness)

Week 1 - Day 2 (8/8)
I don't know what is up with the "Best Pace" time there but there's no way we were ever going that fast - haha. That pace definitely messed with the calories burned total.

Day 2 was a little more trying than Day 1 but I had C (my sister) with me which was a good distraction. C has noticed that she's gained a bit of weight (she's still much thinner and in better shape than I am) so she told me that she's going to try to come running with me every time I go. This is just fine with me! I LOVE having the company. I'm so so so glad she lives so close to me and we can hang out together so often.

We went about the same pace as Day 1. 1.3 miles in 20 mins, almost 2 miles all together. Same slight ankle pain but nothing else.

Week 1 - Day 3 (8/10)

Day 3 was more difficult than Day 2 (ugh I hope this trend doesn't continue!) but C was with me again to distract me. It was very humid so that may have something to do with it. I brought River with me on the warm up walk and the first 10 or so mins after that. After about 10 mins he was slowing down a lot and I felt bad for him being out in the humidity with a fur coat on so I brought him back inside.

We went slightly faster than Day 2 (though it doesn't really look like it from comparing stats). 1.34 miles in 20 mins, and again, almost 2 miles all together. Same slight ankle pain and I felt like I was starting to get a stitch in my side but then it went away. All normal, minor stuff. No knee pain (yay).

When we stopped at the end for stretching I was pouring sweat. So gross - I don't sweat much normally. We noted how weird it was that we sweat much more at the end when we've stopped running than we do during. This isn't a big deal though, I love the heat, and really, it won't get much hotter in this area. I still only run at night so I don't ever worry about the heat.

We are definitely upping to Week 2 tonight. Week 1 was much easier this time around. I never had any problem pushing myself to jog for the entire 60 second intervals (and sometimes a bit more).

Am looking forward to going out tonight!


  1. This is totally irrelevant to your post, but is *your* blog where I found those fish???

  2. Woo-hoo! I am so jealous your sister lives close by!
    You are doing AWESOME!!! Glad you are excited about tonight!

  3. Thanks for the comment on my blog :).

    By the way, that is a super cool gps device thingy. I haven't run since I've been out of the military, but my body's been yelling at me lately to do something, anything active, so I'm wondering if I should just suck it up and get out there.

    Once I start something, I'm usually good about keeping it up. But getting me started takes FOREVER. Ugh.

  4. You are doing awesome! Whenever I start running after hiatus, the second day is always the worst. You are already getting so much stronger! Keep it up. :)

    Thanks so much for the comment on my blog. I told the boys they need to listen to you and stay inside for ten more weeks!

  5. You are doing great!! I ran in high school and loved it but have not ran much since than. I have started walking again and am going to try to add in a little running!

    Have a great weekend.

  6. Okay. I am shamed, I really should get back into exercise.


  7. Great job!
    I haven't started up again and now I have to wait until my Achilles tendon heals or it might rupture, no thanks!