Friday, January 7, 2011

Running Just As Fast As We Can

Yesterday was a complete success.  My calorie deficit was just over 1000.  I forgot to weigh myself this morning but that's ok.  I think I did fabulously.

I meant to take pictures of the fabulous salmon salad and the cheesy muffin things I made last night, but forgot.  It's ok though because they were not at all pretty, but fairly delicious.  Especially the cheesy muffin things.  I wish I had brought one to work to eat right now...

Today I am going to ramble about my fitness goals.  I have one vague goal for this year, and that is this: the Disneyland half marathon in September.  The thing is...it's not my goal per se.  It's Erin's goal (and will be her second half marathon because she's aMAzing) and I'm just tagging along.  I mean my training so far, has been to decide that we should dress up and wear tutus and mouse ears.  I've even looked for tutus online.

This is how in shape I imagine Erin and I will be by September.  Hahaha...

Training-wise I know I need a plan.  I've walked a few 5ks now, one of which I jogged for...I dunno maybe 15-20 feet of it.  Haha :) seriously though I think I will set up a training schedule for how far I can run and how fast.  It will be much like the system I had for riding my bike to the store so long ago.  Or maybe I will re-try the couch to 5k program.  Either way, a little more every day and I'm sure I'll be able to do it in no time!  Well...er...a long time.  But it will be gradual and I think I will be able to do it.

So my own personal fitness goals are important too. But rather than a goal to work towards I think what I want from myself most of all is a commitment.  I want to work out two of every three days.  AND I want to move all day.  Even if it's just bouncing on my exercise ball I want to keep moving.  I need to get back in the habit of using the stairs during the day, using the restroom on the first floor and walking back up...whatever it takes.  I think we all know that every calorie we put into our mouths counts - well in the same way, every calorie we burn counts too!

In other, I meant to post this with my weight loss goals!  It's the first piece of my cubicle remodel....and I didn't even have to do any work for it :)

Don't I know the awesomest people??

 As you could have already guessed the theme of my cube will be pink and sparkly.  Can't wait, gotta get that first pound off!

8 comments:

Brigitte said...

I am very proud of you for setting a big goal! Even I am scared of doing a 1/2. I'm searching out 10 milers first and then 13 should be a breeze after that, right? Yikes!!

You can do it!! Pink sparkly tutus and all!

Tammy said...

What a great goal to work towards K! You can totally do it. The tutus would be so cute. If you start training now, you will be in great shape by September. Very ambitious, but you can do it.

Elizabeth said...

The best advice I can give you about the Disneyland Half is the advice I was given-make sure to start counting the dozens of tile stores you pass!

You and Erin are awesome (duh), and I will be happy to help once I stop coughing up my lungs, which feels like April would be a solid goal at this point.

Elizabeth said...

Also, there are polka dotted running skirts out there, like Minnie Mouse. I forget who makes them.

Elizabeth said...

Thirdly, my friend Stacy (from Chicago) ran the Disney Princess Half last year wearing a tutu. I just looked up the pics and she wore it over running capris. If you are serious I can ask her if it sucked spending 13 miles in a tutu.

KyokoCake said...

@Brig - it's huge!! I am sure there will be a 5k and/or a 10k run there sometime in between!!

@Tammy - I hope so, and my biggest fear is that I will lose focus and be my own enemy here...I just have to keep a reminder of how bad I want it!

KyokoCake said...

@E - You will get better soon, and when you do hopefully you will WORK LESS and have less stress because of it!! Any interest in running again? I mean you MAY have missed a tile store or two...

I will definitely have to do some research on the Minnie skirts, and DEFINITELY ask Stacy. I figured I'd wear it over a running skirt, or something, but I'm very serious...and hopefully I'll be awesome enough to do the princess one in 2012 complete with tutu and tiara!

Myzdamena's World said...

Oh how fab...

I wish you every success

..and I bet you'll look better than those people in that photo xxxxxx

G xx
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