Wednesday, October 29, 2008

3 down a gazillion to go

I don't really have a gazillion miles left, but maybe if I think about it that way I'll work harder to reach my goal. I do tend to work harder if I can't see the end of something. When I know what the goal is and how to get there, sometimes I pace myself too slowly.


Today I ran another 3 at the gym. I had a few different intervals of an incline at 1.0 or 1.5. I forgot to stop my watch when I was done with the three miles, but I'm pretty sure it was about 40 or 41 minutes for the three miles. Whoohoo! That's a great time for me and is so encouraging.

Training on the treadmill is so much easier. I just hope that when I get outside in the cold wet weather of D.C. it will be easy enough for me to cross the finish line in a decent amount of time. On that note, Bethany and I are praying for a warm sunny day of at least 55 degrees. Please, please Lord let it be!

I'm also looking great! John said to me this morning: "You're looking skinny." I can't remember the last time I looked skinny. yay! I'm not losing too much weight because I'm gaining muscle. The weird thing is I'm gaining muscle in places I didn't know muscle existed, it's a weird, but fun sensation.

My mom is coming to town tomorrow and I'm so excited. Unfortunately since I haven't been too mobile with the running this week I haven't been up to cleaning much. But I made a detailed list of all the things I want to accomplish. John has his job of cleaning off the desk that he'll do tonight, otherwise my whole day is cleaning, cleaning, cleaning. I'll probably sleep very well tonight. And wake up nice and early for another good run!

1 comment:

Sarah said...

You are becoming quite the running machine. Pretty soon you will be running marathons. :)