Kiki's Conundrums and Complexities

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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Treadmill Run

I considered running outside this afternoon, since it was now sunny and 60, but decided on the gym since it is mostly allergy free.

I really don’t have a training program at the moment, just working on improving my speed and endurance to better my time at the next 5k and the one beyond.

I started up with a warm up walk of 4.5 minutes. I then ran at between 4.2-4.6 for 18 minutes. Total distance 1.25 miles. I then slowed to a walk and walked for 2.5 minutes then ran for 7 minutes at 4.7mph then walked for 2.5 minutes at about 3.5 mph and then ran for 7 minutes at 5 mph and then walked for 2.5 and ran for 1.5min and walked for 1.5 min

Total time on Treadmill 47 minutes
Average speed 4.1 mph
Distance traveled including slow warm up walk: 3.20 miles

Running fast felt really good. I know I should run slower, but after doing the 18 minute stretch at steady pace I really wanted to increase my speed for a bit.

New Goal

This is the dress (in lilac) that my sister has chosen for the bridal party to wear at the wedding in late September. The dress does come in a size that will fit me, and hopefully I will actually drop another size before I have to purchase the dress. I also hope to do some upper arm and ab work to look extra pretty in the dress.

My only concern is when to order the dress. It is available online at Nordstrom and returns are free, but I don't know if I should order my predicted size now and possibly have to return it, or wait a bit and order the size I think.

Oh so many questions....any thoughts any advice.

22 Degrees

This morning's low was 22 degrees. Needless to say, I didn't go running this morning as planned. I actually didn't even know it was so cold, I just couldn't get up. I am glad I didn't though, because 22 would have surely been a shock to my system. It was a record low.

Last night was a short trip to the gym. I could have stayed longer, but my hubby wanted to leave. I went home and did some strength training

Eliptical Machines 35 minutes
Biggest Loser Strength Training and Cooldown 30

Life is hectic, but good

Working for a University, you would think that as summer approaches, my life would be less hectic not more. Unfortunately for me, that is not the case. I have a whole bunch of things that need to get accomplished at work within the next couple of weeks, making my work days very action packed and busy.