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Six Months From Today…

I Will be married!! That seems so crazy to me! I woke up this morning and looked at the calendar and realized I needed to get my ass butt into gear! I only have 6 months to get toned up and lookin good! I also have something else to start training for. I just signed up for my first 5k race. I’m terrified. I have exactly 6 weeks to get ready. If you recall, I have a hard time running consecutively with my asthma. My goal for the race is to finish in under 38 minutes, and to run MOST of the race.

So today I got up, had a carb + protein filled breakfast and hit the pavement!

Arnold bread with peanutbutter and 1/3 a banana

I toasted a piece of Arnold protein bread and topped it with peanut butter and 1/3 a banana. I washed it down with a french vanilla k-cup.

My favorite place to run is Cushing Memorial Park. Its about a 10 minute drive from my house so I try to go as often as possible.

There are 3 reasons why I love this Park.

#1 Its free. Due to my tighter than tight budget, I cannot afford a gym membership.

#2 It’s very safe. There are always people running, walking their dogs, or riding bikes with their kids. I have never felt uncomfortable, and its for pedestrian use only. I also recently found out that the town put up cameras around the track as an extra precaution.

I just love seeing those signs of spring :-)


#3 The mile markers

Every 1/4 of a mile there is one of these markers letting you know how far you have walked. There are two complete loops around this park. One loop is 1 mile and the second is 1  1/4 miles. Typically I do 3-4 laps around the longer loop and for a total of 3 3/4 – 5 miles. Seeing that the Big Day is 6 months away, I decided to do 5 miles this morning.

Today I really wanted to focus on slowing down, and trying to run as long as I could consecutively. I started out walking 1/4 mile and then running 1/4 mile. After 2 laps of that pattern I switched to running 1/2 mile, walking about 1/4 of a mile. I was very out of breath when I ran 1/2 mile, but I was able to catch my breath much easier than I anticipated. I plan on taking this 5k journey 1 day at a time. I will take any advice I can get!!! hint hint :-)



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