Thursday, February 01, 2007

Ran 4 miles, joined a new gym!

So, I decided to join GoodLife afterall! I got a family discount by going on Mom's account ($46/month instead of $60) and they waived first and last. It was too good to turn down. Plus, how can I not go to the same gym as my Mom and my best friend?! I'll also get to see my brother's girlfriend Lindsey there all the time once she goes back to work (she is currently being treated for a scary blood clot) because she works there. We booked with Lindsey's boss Liz and she was fantastic - not the least bit pushy! It's a completely different world from Fitness Clubs. It's definitely nice that it is a women-only club and I feel much less outnumbered by the skinny girls at this gym!

And now for the BEST news: I ran 4 miles (that's 6.5K) last night! It took about 41 minutes. I was really starting to doubt that I would be able to do it, but it wasn't quite as hard as I expected. Mind you, I have never been as exhausted as I was when I finished and I ended up going to bed at 9 o'clock.

I get a break for my next three runs - 3, 2 and 3 miles. And then it gets really tough! Check out the remaining runs on my mission to run 10K (6 miles).

3 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 3 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 5 - 5 - 4 - 5 - 6

So I should be running 10K in another 12 runs, which should be no more than 3 weeks. WOOHOO! I can do it!

I'm doing fine this week on the food front - following South Beach Phase 2, keeping track and using the guidelines on SparkPeople. I've been staying within my calorie, fat, carb and protein recommendations, si I must be doing okay!

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Yay gym buddy!

I will be there tonight at around eight thirty. I can't wait!

You totally showed that treadmill whos who last night!

Love ya too!