Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Week 6 Complete

That's right....I finished week 6 tonight which meant a 25-minute non-stop run! In that time, I ran exactly 2 miles. =) I obviously don't run really fast, but hey....I'm running and that's what matters. Speed can come later.

I decided not to listen to the podcast guy tonight since I didn't need him to tell me when to walk and when to run, so I listened to the music on my nano's playlist. I have a lot of rock "hair bands" from the 80s, as well as quite a bit of AC/DC, ZZ Top, Van Halen and Linkin Park to name a few. The songs that played tonight as I ran were all nice and fast and kept me pumped up. I don't plan on listening to the podcasts any more since from here on out, it's strictly running.

Right now I'm having a post-workout snack....a smoothie made with:
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 6 oz lite banana cream yogurt
  • 1/2 small banana
  • chocolate flavored mix-in packet
  • ice

I blended it all together and YUMMO! It tastes like a chocolate-dipped banana. =) It reminds me of a banana split...you know how towards the end some of the ice cream is melted and the syrups all blend together? Ya, it tastes like that. Mmmmmm....

5 comments:

ptg said...

FANTASTIC JOB!!! You are an amazing chick and look at you - you RAN for 25 minutes!!!

WOOHOOOOOO!

Chellie has Issues said...

You are doing do great. I love how you are helping yourself as well as helping others. You are an inspiration. I too love to listen to hair bands and rock when I run! THat smoothis sounds great and a nice healthy after run snack.

MizFit said...

have you ever tried the PB2? that would be GREAT in your snack as well if you like peanuts----and wouldnt add many calories.

Cyndi said...

Great job! If you are like me, remember back at the beginning, being doubtful about a 3 minute straight run? Look at you now!

Way to think positive about the number on the scale too. I was up 2 pounds for my weigh in today - for no reason that I can really think of. There's so much more to this than the number on the scale so it's good you recognize that!

RooBabs said...

Speed can definitely come later- and it will. Music is definitely motivating and can make a difference of whether or not I power through - congrats on doing your 25 minute run!! Yippee!! Did you get your bracelet yet? I put it in the mail on Sat, but it probably didn't go out until Monday. Let me know...

BTW, your shoes are totally cute. But I'm an underpronator with a high arch, so I have the opposite prob (so weird).

Way to take the gain in stride. Must be all that positivity!