Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tuesday

Ran 1.5 miles !!!! woo hoo

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Monday 12-27

Ok so I took a two day break from running and eating healthy. YUCK. I have no idea what possessed me to do this, but it made me feel extremely yucky. Now I have even more weight to lose since those two days packed on more than a few pounds.

But Monday was my first day back on plan eating healthy. It felt so much better. I also ran 1.4 at the gym, yay! It was a tougher run, but i'm sure it is because I am so bloated and yucky from the days before.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Much Better!

Happy Christmas Eve!
I just got back from the gym. I ran 1.3 miles and it felt wonderful! I felt MUCH better today and didn't have to worry about barfing on the treadmill lol. I think the "rest" day did me good. I finished out 45 minutes of cardio total.

Have a wonderful Christmas with your families everyone!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

My run

I ran 1.2 miles tonight. It was difficult b/c just about 1 minute after started I got a really bad stomach ache. But I ran through it and finished. Then I power walked the rest of the 30 minutes.
Tomorrow is my "rest from running" day. More Friday.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Ran 1.1 miles today.
The bad news is...I feel like i'm getting sick! Please pray that I don't get sick on Christmas!

Oops

*Sigh* I made some bad food choices this evening. I really want to be very mad at myself. Instead I'm going to learn from it, take a deep breath, and move on. Tomorrow is a new day. I have to get things under control so that I don't get back to where I started. With Gods help I can do this!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Math Time

I ran again tonight :) I am going to attempt to run 4-6 days per week. Tonight while i was running I was thinking math. If I want to run my 1/2 marathon in September that gives me about 8-9 months to train. Basically if I want to be ready, I need to increase my mileage by ABOUT 1/2 mile each week. This will be my goal. However if I cannont attain it I will keep going and keep pushing myself and increase when I can.
This week I will run 1 mile (I do more cardio besides just the run) and next Tuesday I will try to increase it to 1.5 Hope I can do it!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

First Mile!

I have been desperately needing to go buy some running pants and tanks. Last week when i tried jogging on the treadmill, my pants were LITERALLY falling off and I was trying to hold them up. I always buy pants for comfy lounge pants. Well this was running lesson #1. You have to have "Semi-tight" lol pants to run and have your pants stay up!


Well I went and bought two cheap-ish running outfits tonight and I'm very excited about them! Here is a pic of me in them. I look completely flabby and gross in this pic but I'm hoping that all this running will help with that! haha


And...I met my very first goal tonight! I plan to set many small goals along the way as I charge toward the ultimate 1/2 marathon. My first goal was to run a mile without stopping. I did it tonight! I probably could have gone farther but I decided to power walk and spin instead for the rest of my 45 minutes of cardio. I'm proud of myself :) Now to keep going and work toward my next goal.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Redesign time...

So I have changed up the blog quite a bit. I fully intend to still update you on the happenings of the MillerMiniFarm. But the purpose of the blog is changing. Have you ever gotten to a point in your life where you are in a major rut? slump? etc.

Well I've been there for a while. Nothing is "wrong" really. I just kind of feel like I'm floundering about. Sometimes I almost feel like a spectator, just watching life go on around me.

I've known I needed to take action and (with the help of God of course) regain a sense of meaning. I need to push myself. I need to make expectations for myself. I'm a creature of "comfort" I do NOT like to go out of my comfort zone. I tend to not set goals that I am not 100% sure I can meet. Why? Because thats SCARY!

One thing I deal with on a daily basis is body image and eating issues. (My biggest issue being i LOVE food lol) Anyway, I have a growing, overwhelming desire to be strong. God gave us these AMAZING bodies to live in while we live here on this earth. He designed every single cell, every mechanism, every muscle. He made it possible for our bodies to be so strong. Really. Strong.

Don't get me wrong I don't want to be a body builder lol. I don't even want big beefy muscles. I simply want to push myself. I want to see what i can do. I want to surprise myself. And I want to take care of the body God has given me.

So after much thought and consideration, I have decided to run a 1/2 marathon. Yes over 13 (count them...THIRTEEN) miles. And guess what? I'm not a runner. I can't even run a complete mile. My goal is to run it within one year. I'm shooting for September. Am I crazy? Maybe lol But I intend to bring you along for the ride. Encourage me. Laugh at me (I'll never know lol), Ask me questions, and Pray for me. Pray that I will learn something along this journey...something deeper.

Are you ready for this?