Thursday, October 6, 2011

I can't believe it's going to happen...

In exactly 3 months and 1 day, I will be running a half marathon. Okay, I guess I should say "running." Last night, I spoke with some friends of mine who run and we decided that a good strategy for me would be to do something similar to what I've been doing with my couch to 5k program...walk 5 minutes, then alternate doing 1 minute running with 1(.5?) minute(s) walking 8 times and then repeat. Over and over and over. Any other runners out there want to weigh in on this strategy?

As for other goals outside of this whole running thing, I'm still in my 204 lb rut. I haven't really moved from 204 in about two weeks and it's starting to bum me out, however, I do feel like I LOOK better. Check out the pics!

I went shopping this weekend and tried on about 12 size 16 dresses...none of them fit me right - YAY! However, many of the size 14 didn't quite fit right either. I don't enjoy being in between sizes, so I guess this means I just need to buck up and lose those last 4 lbs! I'm going to be under 200 by Halloween if it kills me!


  1. You are looking fabulous! And I'm sure you are feeling better too. Keep it up!! And you can do those 4 lbs. I am sure of it!

  2. Ditto Chrissy, you look amazing!

    I think the Couch to 5k method is pretty solid for building endurance. How many minutes can you go without stopping at this point? Maybe try doing just under that to start, then adding a minute, another minute, and decreasing twice, with walking breaks in between. So for example 3 min, 4 min, 5 min, 4 min, 3 min with 1-2mins walking break in between. That will definitely push you each day (just keep slowly increasing that "peak" time til soon enough you'll be able to go on a run without stopping.

    Keep up the great work! I think sub 200 is right within reach for you! Just keep setting small goals are rewarding yourself when you achieve them. :)