May 27, 2010

Why can't I be a Naturally Skinny B*tch??!!

So I didn't work-out in the gym at all last week since it was my brother's first week home. I did walk around downtown on Tuesday (that counts as working out right? lol) and we went swimming on Friday.

However no running took place besides doing my first official 5K Saturday morning! So this week I'm back to my schedule trying to run as much as possible. I'm also doing some cross-training (arms, legs, back). I'm feeling pretty good overall.

I tried to increase my pace on Tuesday (first day back) and that bit me in the azz! I was unable to complete the 5K, I was just too drained so I stopped at 1.64 miles. SMH! On Wednesday I was determined to redeem myself so I hit it hardcore, not only was I determined to do the entire 5K at a good pace I was also determined to finish in under 40 minutes. Lord! When I say by the skin of my azz that's exactly what I mean! I finished in 39 minutes and 57 seconds! I was watching the time and pushing myself to beat the 40 minute mark. I did a lot of speed increasing in order to make it. It was so hard I thought I was going to vomit but I felt like a million bucks when I finished. Of course my hubs had came down to the gym and jumped on the treadmill next to me like 5 minutes before I finished. So he was there to share in my triumphant moment. It's funny because we are barely ever in the gym at the same time due to our schedules but he is always there when I need him.

He gave me a fist bump and told me how proud he was of me. He's such a cheerleader! ha ha I love him so much he is definitely the president of my fan club.

Today I did an am work-out because I have nails, pedi and eyebrows after work today. I did 2.16 miles on the treadmill (I wasn't going for 3.10 b/c I wanted to cross train). I finished my work-out with arms, legs and back so it was a very good workout. I have to do it all again tomorrow morning because I have afternoon plans with the hubs and a friend from BBC.

Saturday will conclude the am work-outs my last day of running before my Memorial Day 5K run at the ballpark. Hoping to come in under 40 minutes this time trying to beat last week's 5K time which was 42.43 minutes. Wish me luck!


  1. Congrats on coming in under your 40 min goal! That's awesome!!! Good Luck this weekend at your 5k - can't wait to see your results!

  2. You and me both Sherry! I'm just trying to beat last week's time. OMG! lol