Sunday, March 6, 2011

I'm not dead!

I know its hard to believe, but I'm not dead! I just haven't been using my computer very much. In fact I haven't been crafting or photographing nearly as much as I should have been. Instead I've been running! My husband and I started the Couch to 5k program and are really loving it! We're just starting on week 4 and its getting pretty intense.

The odd thing is that I'm actually really enjoying it. I mean the pain can be unbearable, but I really don't want to stop!! We've signed up for 2 races so far! We'll be running in the MayFaire 5k on May 7th which is just after we finish the 5k program. Then in January of 2012 we are running in the Warrior Dash which totally looks crazy and fun.

I've also been reading The Non-runner's Marathon Guide for Women: Get Off Your Butt and On with Your Training and although I know it will be a long way away I think it might be something I'd like to do! We've got a few other races to conquer first starting with our 5k, then a 10k, 15k, 1/2 marathon, and probably then the marathon. Its a long road, but running with my husband is one of my favorite parts of the day!!

I've also been eating a WHOLE lot healthier! LOW fat, LOW calorie, and HIGH protein. It really hasn't been as hard as I thought it would. We eat a ton of chicken and turkey and eggs! Brown rice, baked beans, green beans, and other random veggies. We've also added some low cal, low fat, low carb ice cream bars to the freezer so it feels a lot less like a diet and a lot more like heaven!

On the bright side I've lost 20 Freaking pounds! The down side is that my pants fall off and I don't have any bras that fit well. Oh poor poor me :) 5 more pounds and I'll be getting my nose pierced!

I think that is about all that is new as of late, but boy oh boy am I loving life a whole lot more now!



  1. Yay! You're alive! Sorry to guilt you into coming back to the blogging world but I do love your posts!

    SO cool about the running and the 20 lbs!! WTG!!! Once it warms up maybe I'll join you in the training....I refuse to run on ice though lol

  2. Its ok.... What are friends for if not a good kick in the pants!!

    Running on Ice is bad... do push ups and sit ups inside instead :)

    We'll run together after you're back state side and maybe some memory filled PB and J sandwiches!

  3. mmmmm PB&J when I get home is a MUST!!! I miss those