Wednesday, July 21, 2010

20 Minute Challenge

I did the 2.5 k 20 Minute Challenge today! I ran with a friend and friend of hers, and it went awesome! I'm really starting to get comfortable running outside and i think that i'm going to do it as often as i can. I'll leave my treadmill for when it's crappy out and for the odd day when it's too hot to run outside. I am going to really try to run a little farther each time, to build up my stamina, increase my pace, and ensure that i can run 5k by the beginning of October.

My last post i was talking about going for a walk with my friend and her children, and doing the walk with 30 lbs of child on my back. Well, my friend had to cancel at the last minute, but we're going to do it tomorrow. So we'll see how my back holds up and how much of a workout i get. I hope i'm sweating buckets, i'm really starting to love my workouts! Wow! Who woulda thunk? :-)

My eating is going well, probably could have eaten a little more today, but it was a busy day and by the time i finished the run, went grocery shopping, and got home, it was already after 7:00 and i really didn't want to cook a big meal that late. I made a yummy southwestern omelette and treated myself to a mini-cake from weight watchers. It's funny, my calories are on the low side but i always eat more than enough protein. But i do need to make sure that i'm not going to low with my calories. I'm "allowed" 1400 calories, but the odd day i eat around 1200 calories. Mind you, the odd day i eat more than that too so i guess it all balances out!

I'm really starting to get excited! My first vacation of the summer is in 10 days! I head out to Halifax and will spend some time there and in New Brunswick for 2 weeks. I'm really looking forward to seeing my friends! And i am making some plans to ensure that i don't go totally off plan while i'm out there. I'll be doing a fair bit of camping the first week, so i'll just have to make sure i do alot of walking and swimming and activities like that. And try to eat as healthy as i can, with the odd treats. But i do know that i will be indulging, and i'm okay with that. The second week i will be in the city and we will be going to the gym every second day with some long walks on the alternate days. I think pre-planning will help keep me somewhat on track.

Time to veg on the couch for a bit before bed. Night all!

S :-)


  1. Sandy you're doing awesome!! Way to go. Keep up the great work!!! Hugs!

  2. Hi Sandy! First of all, I want to again thank you for all of the wonderful comments you have left for me on my blog recently. I really appreciate you! ( :

    Second of all, awesome blog! I look forward to following along!

    You are doing great! Keep it up girl!

  3. I predict that it won't be long until you write that you are in LOVE with running outside. There's just something about it! Keep going!