Friday, September 18, 2009

Race for the Cure - Oct 3rd

As I have posted here before, I have been going through the Couch to 5K program, and I have signed up for my first 5K!  I won't be finished with the program yet, so it'll be a walk/run and I joined in the non-competative race.  It should still be fun.

If anyone would like to help support me in my run, you can donte to the Susan G. Koman Houston Affiliate in my name.  Everyone is given a suggestited goal of $100 in pledges, so if you can help that would be great!  (of course, moral support is appreicaited too!!)

I'll be finishing week three tonight, and I bought a pair of really good shoes last weekend and my shin splints are goon!  Woot!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

C25K - Week 2 begins.. and a little excitement at the end

Had my first run last night, first of week two that is. Last week I was running 1 min, then walking 1.5 mins, doing that for about 20 mins. This week it's run 1.5 mins, then walk 2 mins. Over the next couple of months I'll work my way up to running non-stop for the whole time. :)

I take my dogs with me, and I take them off-leash. Since it's hot out, I wait until after dark to run. And since I run alone, I think taking the dogs with me is a sensible thing to do. Besides, they love it! But last night, at the end of the run, while I was walking my cool down, Cera discovered an animal of some kind. A possum maybe? Anyway, she took off after it. So did Maxie, but Maxie listened when I called her back. Not Cera. Scared the little creature out of its mind I'm sure. Whatever it was, it couldn't climb a tree, it was just trying to out run my dog. Which it can't. But since Cera wasn't trying to catch it, just wanted to play, she kept right with it, all the way down the road, going from yard to yard. So instead of walking a cool down, I'm after my dog!

Eventually she responded. I'm not sure if she got tired of the full out running she was doing, or if it found someplace Cera couldn't get. I was just afraid she'd corner it and get hurt when it tried to defend itself.

Anyway... that was the excitement of the night and we all got home safe and sound (even the creature).

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


I was going to be good today, I picked out some cottage cheese and two hard boiled eggs for breakfast (about 270 cals total) and in walks my husband who says, "now would be a good time for those biscuits". (I had asked him to give me advance warning for them so I could plan my days calories accordingly)

So instead of my first plan, I had a buttermilk biscuit, a pork sausage patty and scrambled eggs.

At least with the eggs, I did good. DH said he was gonna make some and he'd make me some too if I wanted. I asked if he would not use the butter and scramble my egg beaters. We do have a butter-flavored Pam Spray, so he used that and made me eggs.

So my breakfast was 420 calories.

I can fit that in. and the sausage biscuit was SO good. :)

(I had only one)