Monday, June 6, 2011

**Day 157**

Tonight my family joined me on my run.  My girls ran off ahead, and they ran the mile with ease!  They were running side-by-side, laughing and talking.  My husband was a sweetie, and stayed back with me.  I felt like crap through the whole run!  My breathing was terrible, and it made the run hard.  I was so happy to see my house at the end of the run!  It took me 14:18 to run the mile.  Yea, I know - some people can walk a mile faster than I run it, but I know I'll get faster, and I'm going to spend the rest of this week working on improving my time.  Anyway, when I was done with the run my knees were really hurting (still are), and I just didn't have anything left (physically or mentally) to do the 30 Day Shred.

I keep saying that I need to start getting my dvd workouts over with in the morning, but I haven't followed through with it yet.  I, almost always, do my workouts at night, and, I think, after a long day it's harder for me (physically and mentally) to get through the workouts - I do it, but it's a struggle!  So, once again, I'm going to try to get on a morning schedule for my dvd workouts, and my treadmill workouts.  For now, I'm going to continue doing my outdoor running at night.  Even though it's hard, I'm really enjoying the running, and I can't wait for it to get will get easier, right?


  1. A 14:18 mile is just as far of a distance as a 8:18 mile - you're out there moving, that's what counts! :)

  2. Hi Shannon! Sounds like you're doing great. And kudos to hubby and the kidlets for encouraging you by joining in.
    I can't really comment on whether or not I think running gets easier over time... I'm not a runner. Never have been. I don't really like running. I'll run if my hair is on fire and the river is nearby. And I'll run if a grizzly is chasing me. Otherwise I consider myself a walker... a stroller even. ;)
    Keep up the good (great) work, girl.

  3. @Mary - I never thought of it that way, but you are so right! Thanks!

    @Judy - LOL!! I use to feel that way about running, too, so I, totally, understand!