Friday, July 8, 2011

An easy run after a LOOONNGG hiatus!

I haven't run since my 5k in June. I know, crazy. If I want to do the warrior dash in September I need to get on the training! Well, I have been doing Zumba at least 3 times a week. Surprisingly, that has improved my cardiovascular health already! I decided on a whim to go for a run, while Eric took care of the kids at my dad's house and ate cookies and milk. I got dressed quickly, took my new phone and my mp3 player and started out around 8:45pm. I had been watching some tutorials on correct running form. Apparently I've been a heel striker. I tried during this run to really concentrate on my form. I couldn't believe it, I jogged for 10 minutes without stopping. Holy cow!!! To top that off, I did it without music or companionship! My mp3 player was dead. I made due though. I tried to take a pic of the sunset, but it was already too dark. The first 10 min was really easy. Ran loose and calm. My foot is a little sore, but not too bad. At the end someone had sprayed their yard with fertilizer or something. Burned my nose a little. Really was a nice quick run, would like to go again tomorrow evening but we will see.

I definitely have been enjoying Zumba. I even got a bracelet with bells on it. :) I pretend while I am doing it that I don't look like a white girl who went off her meds and started having a seizure to music. I am beautiful, sexy, and one of the best dancers in the world! Thank goodness there are no mirrors where we do this. Then my illusions would be shattered and I would have to face reality. I have not been doing very good at keeping track of my calories and I'm assuming that I probably will have gained weight this week. I will start keeping track again on Monday, the start of a new week.

What is your favorite time to run?
Do you listen to music?
What activity do you do that makes you feel better about yourself automatically?


  1. Zumba is an excellent work out! I have to admit, I felt terribly uncoordinated the couple times I tried it, I wish I had your confidence. Good luck with your running!

  2. I LOVE Zumba!!! Thanks though. I am trying to get back to running. I also really need to do some strength training also, for the warrior dash I am doing in Sept.


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