Sunday, March 21, 2010

Wow, has life ever caught up with me.

I'm still whittling away pound by pound, mile by mile. I just finished week six of C25K today. Never in a million YEARS did I think I'd be able to run for 25 minutes straight! I'm running comfortably at 4.3 mph, which puts me just slightly under a 14 minute mile, my fastest pace thus far. I'm also maintaining my weight at 195.

I've started seeing a guy who takes fitness and a healthy lifestyle very seriously and having him in my life has been incredibly instrumental in keeping me on track. We are usually active when we're together.. either on the trail, walking Lucy, or something else. Yesterday we went to a Zumbathon for two hours. Kicked my butt, but I LOVED it. :) He was such a trooper.

The only thing I'm really struggling with is bumping up my workouts and weight training. I do an hour of Zumba on Mondays and Thursdays, then Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays are usually running days. I get in a short walk on Friday and fill in wherever on Saturday if I have time. Since I'm typically with Boy on Fridays and Saturdays, it's difficult for me to fit actual gym time in. I need to start pushing myself to do an hour at the gym three days a week, especially if I want to see more weight come off.

I feel very good about how my fitness level is increasing though. I went for my first outside run a few weeks ago and ran for about 20 minutes through my apartment complex. I laughed because I remember walking that path not that long ago and being upset because of how far I'd have to walk to get home, and now I'm RUNNING it. :) I still have a month left before the 5k I signed up for. I'm able to run 2 miles without really struggling, so I'm confident that I can do the whole 5K, especially with the time I have left to train. As long as I can bump up my weight training, especially my legs, to add some force behind my run, I should be good. :)