Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Morning Routine

Although I got one of these for Christmas

This is where I do all my running.
The treadmill on the end, we have a love/hate relationship. What you don't see is if you look to the left there is a mirror that runs the length of the wall. At moments of weakness when I don't feel like running it serves as a reminder of why I need to be in the gym. I fear that some of my fellow morning gym goers may think I am vain turning to look in the mirror periodically but it's really one of those "car crash" reflexes. You just can't help but look and think Jesus, Mary, and Joseph is that really what I look like, ugh. If that's the side view, I'd hate to see the view from behind, and so on...

So for now this is where I run 4 days a week. Now I just need to work on days 5, 6, and 7.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Nothing Much New

Just 3 miles here, 3 miles there all on the treadmill.

Being inspired by Carly's cleanse, I decided it was time to clean up the damage I did over the holiday vacation. Nothing too drastic just cutting out the suagr and staying within a manageable calorie range. Just need to make it through these first couple of days. I expect them to be uncomfortable and I love comfort but I am so tired of trying. I ready to do...

Hopefully I am on the road to wellness (thinness)

Thursday, January 1, 2009


This year I am keeping it simple. I posted about my 2009 goals on my other blog The House of Fowler, weight and finances. So here I'll speak to running. I am hoping the running will help with the weight loss however I am still traumatized by the weight I gained when I ran a half marathon about 5 yrs ago. This may or may not be why that has been my only 1/2. But I digress, my goal is to run 800 miles this year. Should I say that is 800 miles of running/walking for full disclosure. My mind still hasn't completely embraced that running with walk breaks counts as running but my 42 yr old body has. That averages to 15 miles a week not earth shattering but attainable. I am hoping that by making the goal attainable I'll be able to blow it out the water ~ the whole under promise over deliver thing.

Full disclosure - I haven't ran yet today, but I will. I am planning on 1 mile at a park on a half mile track - boring. Lord, I wish I lived in a nice flat neighborhood...I gotta go find my motivation...