So, you may have noticed that I have changed the background for the blog. It's only fitting that I change the background to represent one of my goals from my weight loss: to be a runner.
I have decided that on the 26th of this month, I am going to run my 2nd 5K. I'm really hoping that by that time, my running will be a lot stronger and my time will be much better. My goal for bootcamp is to be able to run a mile in 10 minutes. I would love to be able to run the 5k in 35 minutes - that's a very tall order, and over 10 minutes less than what I ran my first 5k. The thing I keep reminding myself, though, is that on my first 5k I wasn't as strong and I had a really bad knee. I finished that 5k in 48 minutes, so surely I can shave a nice chunk of time off of the next one.
This weekend, I really want to focus on my running. I have had a chance to do a little running at bootcamp, but it's focused more on strength training. That's great, and exactly what I need - but I also need to be training for my running. I keep telling myself that on my "off days" between bootcamp, that I will run - but that hasn't happened yet. Mostly because I'm so tired from the bootcamps, I need a day to rest before having to do it all over again. One thing I realized last week, though, is that having the weekend off really made things tough for me on Monday.
My hip-flexer muscle is feeling a little better - but still sore. I did my stretches this morning, and that made the pangs of pain creep back. I attempted a sit-up and the pain was there again. I decided to hold off on doing anything else until tonight, because I really don't want to add insult to injury (pun intended).
Ok, so goal for this weekend: 5 miles on the treadmill both Saturday and Sunday. Can I do it? Guess you'll just have to wait and see.
Till next time. ;)