Wednesday, July 1, 2009

I want to be a runner!

Gosh, I never thought I'd say that. More and more I am thinking that running is a good way to burn LOTS of calories. This week my goal is to exercise 5 days and to run 3 of those days. Monday I was drugged up in serious dental pain, thanks to a crown that is not being nice to me. But, I got on the treadmill yesterday and for the first time since high school ran for 30 minutes. After the first 10 minutes the pain numbed and it wasn't too bad. I ran 1.8 miles. I'm pretty proud of myself. Maybe it will help me be able to post some negative numbers as well. Good job girls!! You're doing way better than me. Now if I can only get my husband to get up and go to the gym so we're doing the same thing. It will help me focus. And a tip I got from my sister-in-law for those us who don't run because we're afraid we're going to get beat up by our chest. Wear 2 sports bras. I makes things much more stable and comfortable. Anyway-good for you all! I hope to join you soon.


  1. Jenn I too would love to be a runner some day. Whenever I am on the treadmill I always feel like I would like to run, it only lasts about a few minutes if I start to run, but someday I am positive it will turn into running all the time. Here's to the runner in all of us.

  2. If only I needed two sports bras ... ;)

    Here's another word on running. My sister, who runs 6x per week and has run a marathon, HATES running. I was shocked to learn this last year. Yes, she hates the actual running, but she loves how it makes her feel. So, keep that in mind that maybe we'll never LOVE it like some people say they do, but we can love the results enough to stick with it.

    Gwen - stick w/the intervals and that will help. I need to do some myself ...

  3. Thanks guys, I ran for the 3rd time this morning and it still hurt, but I feel like I accomplished something. I guess you just have to push a couple minutes past the pain each time. Also, just an FYI-I didn't hurt the day after surprisingly. Maybe its all in my head. Yeah Denise, go for 3 sports bras if you want;).