Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Getting Stronger Everyday

I love this program, "Couch to 5k" is working great for me! Every time I run I feel improvement. I have to push myself every time, I am out of my comfort zone, but it feels great! Today I had a max heart rate of 189 and averaged 142. I ran at 5 MPH and walked 3-3.2 MPH, I also added a 2 min 6 Mph sprint at the end.

Thursday is my birthday (I'll be 30) and I hope to get my shoes this weekend with the extra money. Can't wait to have a new pair of kicks! I love the way new shoes feel. I'm getting them at a running store so they are fitted correctly. When I get them I'm sure they will be announced.

The healthy eating bug has bitten me too. I have been logging all of my food intake so that I'm eating the correct amount of calories. It makes it a lot easier to make better choices when it comes to food. If I can get rid of some weight I will run faster, I like to think. I did lose 10lbs a few months ago and it helped my knee, and last week I carried a 10lbs weight down the stairs and my knee hurt. So at least I know it helps that problem, and it's been doing pretty well so far with running. I have a little pain here and there but not when running :)

1 comment:

  1. You added a sprint at the end?! That's fantastic!Sadly I can't say I've ever done that - but you've inspired me to give it a shot tomorrow!

    Great work re eating too. You're going great guns. It's so great to have a fellow 0-5km person here!