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....


ptg said...

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


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!