Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Couch25k in 9 weeks

I started a C25k in 9 weeks program! I've done two days of the 1st week so far. I found out about Couch to 5k in 9 weeks from my ladies board. It is a running program for people just starting out. By the end of 9 weeks you should be able to run 5k (3 miles) in 30 minutes.

It is set up in intervals. For instance, this week, week 1, does a 5 minute walk, then 60 sec run, 90 sec walk, 60 sec run, 90 sec walk and back and forth for 30 minutes. There is a musical cue (like a bell) that lets you know when to go from walking to running. You can download a podcast that has all the music on it. I downloaded one from Podrunner.

Day one went great, but I wasn't able to finish the last few minutes. It was so hot and humid, I finally sat in a neighbors yard and rested. I wasn't too smart doing it in the heat of the day. On day two, I ran at school in the gym. Did the whole podcast. One more run this week and WEEK 1 will be complete! (it is for 3x/week)

follow up visit at MDA

everything went well at the follow up visit. They were happy with how everything was healing. They put a medical tape on me during surgery that the nurse took off while I was there. Apparently I am allergic to the tape. When it came off...and she did it very slowly...oh gosh, it hurt SO MUCH!!! Underneath was just raw skin, red, with blisters all over. So below each "surgery site" was a whole new thing to heal. But it is fine now. I had to be real gentle with it for a while.

OK...cute story. We're in the waiting room and I go to the restroom. I come back and then Graland goes. While I'm wandering in the room, I come across a pen...well, of course I need to have it!! lol It's just laying there on the carpet. So I pick it up and guess what?! It is from Central Baptist Church here in Livingston!! It has their makingGODknown logo on it. So I claim it and clip it to my purse...and can't wait to tell Graland about my find!! :o)

Graland comes back and sits by me and before I have a chance to show him what a small world it is, he says, OH! You found my pen!! lol

Well, it WOULD have been a really neat story!! ha ha