Monday, December 27, 2010

Ipod running

Today I did my first treadmill run with my new Ipod - it made it better, almost tolerable, but still not great. My listened to the part of the first act of the musical Rent, and the storytelling aspect of listening to a musical was nice. I did two miles in 23:01. Why I am so slow on the 'mill? I then did lunges, squats, and lifted biceps and triceps, followed by ten minutes of abs and stretching.
Here's my workout plan for the rest of the week:
T: 45 minute run
W: Hot Power Yoga
R: 3 miles run
F: Lift
S: Running group fun run and party - 2-4 miles
S: 70 minute run

I use both time and miles for runs, depending on what the goal is. Typically, I only use distance for runs with other people or for speedwork, and use time for anything by myself.

I have two Dick's Sporting Goods gift cards to use this week! I'm in need of a shell-type jacket as well as hand-held or belt water bottle. (recommendations on either of those?)

I weighed myself today to assess the holiday damage since I've avoided the scale since Thanksgiving. I have guarded my weight like a sacred secret my whole life. But in the sake of honesty, of losing the "ashamedness" and celebrating what my body can do, and in a way to kick start my lean-and-toned goals for 2011, I'm going to share that number with you. Don't judge. 183.

That feels damn good. Do you share your number?


  1. I don't even want to know what my holiday damage is. Let's just say I ate enough for about 2342 people. eck.
    No judgement here! the last time I stepped on the scale I was at 159...coming down from 192 about a year and a half ago. Woohoo! I'm trying this new thing where I don't weight myself, I go more off of how I feel about myself. : )
    Good job on your run today!!!

  2. No worries on that holiday damage! It's behind you now. Enjoy what the new year has in store for you!!

  3. Yay for a new ipod. I love Dick's Sporting Goods and a gift card...even better! Looks like a great week of workouts!