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!