the boy and I were joking about getting married there just so we could run up the steps and look like dorks for our "first dance" (neither of us actually dance much, and we're not getting engaged, let alone married, for a while. but we joke about this stuff. We may high five everyone as we recess down the aisle, too.)
you should put on a wedding dress and run up it anyway. that would be pretty cool.
maybe sometime. Gotta get a job first-thrift shop wedding gowns don't buy themselves!
Yesterday I finished Day Two of Week Four of Couch to 5k, where you jog 5 minutes at a time twice and three minutes at a time twice, and it was easy. When I looked at the intervals for next week, I thought to my self that jogging three intervals at five minutes each won't be that bad. To me, this is amazing! Also, I've been substituting a lot of the crap I usually eat with fresh fruit juice, and I've had so much energy I've been literally running up stairs. I feel like I've been becoming fit, and a lot of this is because of your and Quiche's posts about getting fit. Sometimes, I almost cry at how easy some of this exercise stuff has become because I grew up with a mom whose advice for weight loss was "Just stop eating," and I was never willing to do that.
Isn't it crazy?? how the things that used to nearly kill you are suddenly nothing? And getting up off the sofa is no longer a big deal. It's been a great ride.
One of the things I did have a question about: Do you think that pushing a stroller would make running easier? Sort of like a walker for running?
Oh, also, for some reason I haven't been able to find the Zombie app to buy. I tried downloading it off of iTunes about two weeks ago, and it wasn't there.
it must be there. it's a big seller. "zombies run"
I finally downloaded it. I had to do an internet search on my iPhone to do it, though, for some reason. Now I'm disappointed I'm not set to workout today! I might have to make an exception.
i'd think it's probably harder. we were going up hill too.
Zombie intervals! LOL! A writer friend of mine uses that, too.
It's pretty fun. Though after I finished my first mission last night I didn't realize that the second wouldn't start unless I started it manually, so I got 45 minutes of the radio show and "YOU HAVE PICKED UP A BOX OF BANDGAGES"
I politely disagree with your sister that you will never get fast. It can be done. It would just require a level of training that you might not care to do. :)
And yeah, you're right. Most folks don't get what a big deal it is to train for a race. I'm doing the LA Marathon here in less than a month.
You are awesome and I am so happy and proud for you. You will have a blast come Race Day!
"Only if you started seven miles from here".. indeed :) I'm glad your leg is healed and you're back outside. The light in the third picture down, in the sky and on the water, is what makes my favorite time of day -- either early in the morning or in the evening.
I LOVE the Zombies, Run! app. The people who developed it were at the London science museum a few weeks ago as part of their Zombie Lab special exhibition and they were fun.
I'm a runner-by-will-instead-of-nature too but I'm just getting back into it after six months off due to a semi-serious illness. It's equal parts frustrating and exhilarating starting over.
If you want to get faster, the NHS C25K have got some post-completion training podcasts here
. There's one for speed and one for stamina.
Awesome job with the running! Yes, it is true that unless someone is involved in the sport themselves, they really do not care. Last year I trained for my first Half Ironman and drove people nuts b/c it was all I talked about. I'm currently training for a half and full Ironman... I'm trying not to annoy people as much.
Spring cannot arrive fast enough for me. Because that's when I start bike-ridin' around the place, and the river trail's a favorite. Sadly, it's a favorite because Tommy Gunn's Ribs are at the far end of it, which works against the whole weight-loss effort.
(It also gives me a chance to shoot some nice nature stuff along the Wissahickon.)
But bike riding in the winter is not for thin-fingered types like me. As for running... well, there's only so many times that my weight can come down on my ankles before I start to feel uncomfortable.
I think the Broad Street Run is a big deal to non-runners who appreciate Philly, and appreciate Broad Street, not just running.
At the 5K I did last fall, two people who placed in their age groups were running with strollers. Dude. And one kid was really big, too. Those folks are really hard core. And really nice.
I just can't get into the running thing. But I need to work on my cardio. Every day I get in a lot of walking and lot of carrying heavy stuff (morning animal care, homestead-style farm). I work in the garden and don't have any power tools, etc. But I get winded climbing up the hill from the pasture, every darned day.
Any ideas? I live in a very up-and-down hilly area.