Kiki's Conundrums and Complexities

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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

A day of firsts

So today turned out to be a day of firsts.
  • I got up early to run
  • I made turkey meatloaf muffins (a recipe I got from a blog, but I can't recall whose). They turned out really well if anyone is interested in the recipe
  • I got my first pair of running shoes (see picture below). I am still testing them out but I think they are keepers.
  • Today was the first day of the fitness challenge at my work. I had agreed to 210 minutes of activity a week, which amounts to 30 minutes a day. Funny how now that doesn't see like enough. Walking counts so if include my morning walk to work, I will probably be way over.

I think I talked my hubby into getting me the ipod shuffle for valentine's day...I will probably end up being the one to order it , any idea what I should have engraved on it for free.

WIDT
Couch to 5k week 2 25 minutes
Biggest Loser Strength/Conditioning 20 minutes (that ab work kills me every time)

Long Day

I am so glad that it is almost 5pm. This day has been really long and annoying. I have been fielding numerous customer service calls today as we had an email set out to a group of people who had already registered for an event, the email told them they hadn't registered yet. Talk about confused people, parents no less. On top of that an email was sent out advertising a new service at our office, which also increased the call and email volume. I was only supposed to answer phones for 3 hours today, but ended up helping this morning for 3 more hours, and had a meeting the other 2.

I am glad I worked out this morning so I only have to do weight training tonight.

I just found out that the ipod shuffle has dropped in price, maybe the hubby will approve the purchase for valentines day.

New Yogurt

So I don't know if this is new or just new to me, but today I tried Yoplait Light Thick and Creamy. I had the mixed berry flavor and it was very yummy. It was thicker then yogurt, almost like pudding or custard. It has only 100 calories and is fat free.

Morning Run

Yes you read that correctly, I got up this morning and went outside in the cold to do my couch to 5k training. I headed outside at about 7:15 this morning. I had set out all my running stuff the night before, made a new ipod playlist with the week 2 times and I was determined to get up this morning. I knew that I didn't have to leave for work until 8:20 since my hubby was giving me a ride, which meant I had enough time to run and get my normal shower routine in.

I woke up and although I wasn't sure I really wanted to run, but I felt like I had to at least try. I was a bit nervous because the sidewalks still had a bit of snow and ice on them from the snow we got this past weekend. I was also tentative about running the week 2 plan which is
Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 90 seconds of jogging and two minutes of walking for a total of 20 minutes. I had barely made it through the first 3 workouts and 90 seconds seemed like a lot of jogging.

I headed outside and it was cold, and windy, but I started my brisk walk to Hey Mama by Kanye West , which is a really good song. I walked down towards the park area, knowing I would have to run on the sidewalk not the snowy park area. I started my run and it wasn't so bad and before I knew it , it was time for my walk segment and with week two the runs are longer, but that means the walks are longer too. It seemed to quicker. My path ended up being the side streets by my apartment, 95% of which were clear. I didn't really notice the ice/snow so much when I was running, but when I slowed down again it was definitely slippery.
Before I new it, Proud by Heather Small was playing and I was headed back to my apartment. I got back inside, had a banana and then hit the shower. I got ready for work, and was only about 3 minutes off my normal routine.
I didn't dress super warmly , and didn't feel cold. I did wear a hat and gloves, so I was covered from the elements. Overall I am surprised at how much I enjoyed it. I am not sure that I could do this 3 times a week, but maybe I could do one day a week and then do two afternoon runs. We shall see.
I am very proud of myself.