Sunday, August 29, 2010

And I ran...

Ran not too far, but at least I ran.  I've completed week 1 of C25K. Today was easy. I even bumped up my run speed on the treadmill from 4.4 to 4.5. Whoa!!! Watch out for the speedster!

I know that the treadmill is no real challenge for running outside, but man oh man, it's  just too damn hot. Kim and Merry - big ups to ya'll for running outdoors. I will be there once the temps start to fall. I also know I'm pushing myself by doing this back to back. But I am trying to find my groove with my workout days.  Yesterday, my heart rate monitor claimed I burned 1400 calories combining my run and kickboxing class.

Yeah, that's bad-ass.

But what makes this C25K appear easy this week is the podcast. I downloaded 3 separate podcasts so that I don't have to listen to the same mix each run. The music is good and I find myself singing along and I found myself getting peeved when the voice from beyond told me it was time to my brisk walk!

I'm not a runner - just playing one 3 days/week at the moment. But I will keep ya'll posted.

Do you run? What do you listen to when you workout?


The Merry said...

Oh, good job! I'm glad you ran. Indoors, outdoors, whatever works to get it done.
I'm sitting here putting off running... for no good reason, I'm just procrastinating. You have shamed me into getting off my butt. Thank you :)

to dream the KIMpossible dream said...

Last week I treadmilled it 3 times cuz I'm so sick and tired of this heat. I don't judge! I'm just so proud of you for doing it!!! That's an accomplishment in itself! =)

I'm all about Lady Gaga, Fergie, Pink, Justin Timberlake, gotta have me The Eye of the Tiger (haha), Britney (can't stand the girl, but do love her music), Flo Rida, etc... it's the music that gets me pumped!

LaShaune said...

Merry - it's like that shoe slogan - just do it. I always feel so much better after I workout except if I eat before working out - then I just want to hurl.

Kim - I'm digging your list. Remember a little Missy Elliott too! I have many of those on my normal workout playlists so I know what you mean about getting and staying pumped.