Monday, June 13, 2011

I was Runnin'!

And runnin' I was!  Last night I went for a run and I'm proud to say that I ran for two miles straight!  This is a huge deal for me folks.  I am loving the Podrunner:Intervals program so much!  I never, EVER thought I would be able to run the way I used to, so I am definitely thrilled with that.  I did it in 25 minutes, with a 5 minute walking warm-up and cool-down on each side.  And the best part was that I was not really too winded.  So, I am making strides people!

As for my Weigh-In last week, I only lost 1 additional pound over a two-week period.  I have slowed WAY down in this department and I would really like to pick that part back up.  I have become a little relaxed on my eating habits and I really need to re-focus on this.  I have come way too far to quit at this point.  I really don't think that the healthy changes I have made are ever going to change, but it has become way too easy to slip in the no-no's every once in a while.  I think in my head that one little thing isn't going to hurt me, but I simply cannot live with that attitude.  That is what got me into trouble to begin with!

So, I continue on.  I plan to run again on Tuesday and Thursday.  I need to incorporate my Polar HRM back into my exercise routine, but I found that it is a little cumbersome to have the watch, the monitor strapped around my chest, and my iPhone in my armband all at once.  There are a billion programs out there for the iPhone to monitor heart rate and calories, but I just can't imagine how accurate they are if you aren't wearing the actual monitor around your chest. 

Do you use any smartphone apps for running or exercise, and if so, what do you like?

3 comments:

  1. I commented on your RIGHT answer to my quote on my blog - check it out!

    But I totally could of wrote your paragraph on being relaxed with the food lately - ugh! what is wrong with me?!? I always do that, I get a good groove , get great results and then I get lazy - but I refuse to go back to where I was! I refuse!! ... So lets get back to it woman! We CAN do this!

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  2. GREAT job!!! Keep up the good work!

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  3. Terri, you're doing great! Congrats on the 2 miles! I definitely had times where I slacked on the food for a little while and then had to regroup. I think that's normal. Don't let it discourage you from picking back up the healthy eating.

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