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Five Finger

For Christmas I bought myself a pair of Vibram Five Finger running shoes.  I just did my 3rd run in them today and I am still not sure about them.

My big toe on both feet keeps rubbing funny on a seam or something and feels very sore after my run.

I don’t want to make it seem that I am over doing the trying new shoes because I am not.  I actually restarted the couch to 10k program solely to do a slow transition into these shoes.  I am not going to give up just yet.

I did my run at the YMCA again today because it is super cold out.

Tomorrow or Sunday I plan to go for a 3-4 mile run but I am going to wear my “normal” shoes for that lol.  I am just waiting for January to be over so the gym classes clear out again so I can have room to do the moves.


Day 1

Today I took my first steps to becoming a better me.  It is going to be hard and at times I am going to want to quit but I am worth it.

I started my day being a bum and watching tv but around 9:30 I got my butt motivated and headed off to the gym.  I had my run done around 11 and had most of the rest of the day to be lazy.

This was my first over 3 mile run since my stress fracture in September as well as my first run of the year.  It was a struggle mentally and physically but I did it and I know I can do it again.

I am loving my new shirt that I got for Christmas lol.

I also downloaded a few new apps to do at home on my off days.  I got 30 day squats, 30 day abs, 30 day arms, 30 day cardio, and 30 day pushups.  Because today is Janurary 1st I started them all on beginner level 1 and went for it.  It wasn’t very pretty but I got it done and will do it again tomorrow.

I also plan to try to make it to a class at the gym tomorrow so hopefully I can do both with working 8 hours and having kids at home as well.  I am not about to give up on the second day either.

We can do this…

Week 2

G and I are on week of the couch to 10k trainer.  This one was run for 90 seconds walk for 2 minutes.  It went very well.

My ankle is a wee bit sore now.  I don’t mean that it hurts but it is sore.  I am icing it in hopes that I won’t be sore tomorrow.

Speaking of tomorrow G and I hope to be able to do a class together at the gym.  We are thinking about doing yoga at 5:10,  R.I.P.P.E.D class at 5:30, or Zumba at 6:40.  I have not tried yoga or Zumba at this gym yet so I guess I will wait and see what G picks.

Friday after work I start physical therapy for my ankle.  I am nervous and excited to learn exercises to do to feel better as well as prevent another injury.  Friday is another run day so it is going to hopefully be a long day but it is ultimately up to how I feel and what the physical therapist recommends.

Weight: 130.1

Activity: running couch to 10k week 2 day 2 (2.15 miles)


Wow what a weekend.  I guess I should recap by days.

Friday I tried Body Pump class at the YMCA and wow my upper body needs a ton of work.  I am trying hard to stick with the 3 days a week of running but it is tough.

I was so sore when I woke up on Saturday I didn’t want to do anything.  I made it to the gym in the afternoon to do week 1 day 3 of the couch to 10k program.

Today is Sunday and I am still sore from the class on Friday so I went to a different class today.  This one was called R.I.P.P.E.D and it is a strength and cardio mix class.  I enjoyed it but not as much as Friday’s class.  I also caved and hit the treadmill for a mile today.

My excuse was that I was 20 minutes early for my class and had nothing better to do but we all know that was a lie lol.

Tomorrow G and I start week 2 of the couch to 10k trainer and I am so excited to see how far we can go this time.

I am learning to take things slow and steady to not over do my fitness this time I hope for no not injuries.

See ya soon,


August 3rd training run

Today is Dr appt cold and rainy.  I planned to run after work outside but ended up at the gym instead.

At the gym I run the track not the treadmill but at 16 laps per a mile it gets a little old after awhile.  I quit at 3.1 miles because I needed to shower before I picked up G from Safety Camp.  I did do my 3.1 miles in 32:07.

So today G went to Safety Camp at the local community center which is also the gym we go to.  He learned about fire, internet, water, bike, and a few other kinds of safety.  His BFF also went so they had a good time.

He got a t-shirt, cirtificate, medal, and goodie bag as well as 2 snacks and lunch.  He did say that even after the busy day he had at camp he is ready to attempt the pre race 5k tomorrow.

Weight: 121.0 (-1.1)

Calories: 1,593

Run streak: 70 days

Next race: 15’s 5k 8/6/17

July 25th training run

Today I was stuck in one of those all day work meeting class things.  As in the thing started at 7am and let out at 3:15pm.  I was at less than 10,000 steps for the day so I picked up the kids and headed to the gym in the rain.

I get so bored with the gym I prefer to run outside but so.days that is not an option.  With the track being 16 laps to a mile doing 50 laps gets very old very fast.

I only did a 5k before saying screw it.  I made it in 31:44 so not my best but it was still a run.  Tomorrow is another couch to 5k day with G and I can’t wait.

Weight: 123.7 (0.6)

Calories: 1,744

Run streak: 61 days

Next race: Bubble Run 5k 7/30/17