A week in the life…

This week I started training for a marathon.  Those who know me understand how strange of an idea this is.  I have always said that if you see me running, I’m being chased so please stop and help out.  But I’m actually really excited about it.  First of all, I want to get in shape.  Second, I feel like running a marathon is so far from anything I ever thought I could do that doing it will just prove to me that I can do anything I put my mind to.  I mean, for me – the girl who ran a 12 minute mile in high school – to actually finish a marathon!?  It would be a huge accomplishment.  Correction – it will be a huge accomplishment.

The training plan I’m using can be found at http://www.c25k.com/   I know that this program is just for a 5k, and not a full marathon, but it’s a start that I feel comfortable with.  So far, I’ve only gone one day, but I’ll go again tomorrow.  The program is a mix of walking and running.  I walk for 5 minutes and run for 1 minute, alternating that for 30 minutes.  And I’ll tell you this, running for 1 minute sounds easy, but it’s not.  I am so proud of myself that I completed each running section, because believe me, I felt like falling out a few times.  When I got back home, my face was soooo red!  I had to take a pic.

In other news – we once again had Tuesday grill-o-rama.  Tuesdays are my husband’s only night off, so we grill a bunch of food.  The food lasts me all week, so I don’t have to cook again except for some sides, and those only take a few minutes.  I cooked boneless beef ribs, pork loin steaks, chicken breasts and some sausage.  We’ve been eating on that food all week and it’s been so easy.  I love it when I don’t have to worry about cooking.  Check out some of my recipes to find out what kind of dishes I made!

Posted on April 27, 2012, in Recipes, Weight Loss and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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