Monday, March 12, 2012

Time To Kick It Up!

Remember my gushing over my sister-in-law, Jenny? Well, not only is she amazingly talented and kind of a SuperWoman, she also ran a 1/2 marathon recently. She's really starting to get on my nerves. She's such a down to earth and funny chick that there's just no way but to feel blessed to know her. But, she does inspire me to start working a little harder. I'm so tired of my 2-3 pounds lost here and there. It's such a long process to lose all this weight that sometimes it's overwhelming!

Diana and I did a couple of "walks" last year. We did a 5K and a 10K, but we walked. It was still a lot of fun and still an accomplishment, but I've always wanted to run a real race. Not to win, but to finish. Do people really start a running program at my age and weight?? I don't know. I'd really like to do it though. I've seen the Couch to 5K programs. Maybe I'll look at that again.

Diana and I started training for the 10K last week. Even though I've been doing aerobics 3-4 times a week for months, that 3.5 miles we did last Wednesday really did a number on my legs! I was so stiff and sore! The 10K will be fun in May, but I'd really like to train to at least run a 5K at some point. I hope its doable.

I'm doing a weight loss competition with the MOPS groups in our area. I'm down about 10 pounds, but it's soooo slow!! That ends in May. I'd like to have 20 more pounds off by then.

My fitness and health goals for this week are to drink all the water I'm supposed to drink every day, nothing to eat after 8pm, and work out at least 4 times.  Are you in?

Here's to a healthier life and running the race in the best way we can! Blessings for a great day!

1 comment:

  1. Corie, you are waaaayyyy too kind when referring to me. I am your fan 100%! Walking, running, aerobics...all awesome! I have to say that I HATED running when I started. You have to push through the sore muscles and burning lungs. I hear amazing things about the couch to 5K program, and I am confident you could do it. At the end of the day, the biggest key to keeping me running was doing it with a friend. I wouldn't (and haven't) run a single day without one of my girlfriends! I admire you for getting out there! Love you! And know I'm cheering you on from afar.