Archive | February, 2012

Week 4 Progress towards 5K!

27 Feb

This week was a very  big week for me.  My first major accomplishment was getting on an elliptical for the first time. I would venture to say that my legs were in complete shock from this workout!  I planned to go 30 minutes but my heartrate was WAY too high so I slowed down and completed 20 minutes and then did 20 minutes on the bike.

My second big accomplishment for the week was running outdoors for the first time since the accident.  I completed a mile in 15:28!

I wrote about the whole experience here:

My totals for the week were 9.36 on the bike, 1.12, on the elliptical, and 2 miles walking/running for a total of 12.48 miles.

Goal for this week:

My goal is to get in 15 miles this week.  I would like to have at least two elliptical workouts and one run outside.  The rest I will have to pick up with the bike.  Whew, big week but I can do this! 🙂


Week 3 progress towards 5K!

21 Feb

Week 3 was another great week of training.

My total miles were 12.19.

2.45 walking/running!

9.74 biking

My second walk this week is the one that I also did some running again! 🙂 I added 2 1-minute intervals and 2 1.5-minute intervals for a total running time of 5 minutes!!! Adding the additional running also helped me cut my mile time down to 16:28, 40 seconds off of last week!

My challenge for this week is running outside! It is difficult on the treadmill because the ground under me is moving!! So I have to usually hold on.  I’m excited to go for a walk with some running on one of my regular courses! I also have a new fancy toy to help me track my distance/time/etc. I haven’t totally figured it out yet, but thankfully my dad is helping me!

Week 2 progress towards 5K!

13 Feb

My total miles for the week were 5.08.

A lower number but that is because there was no biking involved this week.  All of my workouts in week 2 were  focused on walking and I even did some running for the first time!!  Two of my workouts were also outdoor walking and not walking on a treadmill to really challenge my balance and ability to deal with different terrain.

On one of my workouts I RAN 4 1-minute intervals resulting in me completing a mile in 17:08! Big progress!

I also signed up for my next 5K! It is called The Color Run and I am so excited about participating in it with my good friend Sarah. You can check out the details of the run at   There are lots of questions I have 🙂 but the website says ” The only question is “Are you ready for the craziest, colorful, 5k of your life?” And the answer is YES!

I am glad with my progress to date and hope to try running again one day this week. My goal is to run at least half of both of these 5Ks I have planned for, so we’ll see if I get there.

I have even purchased some new gear which always motivates me to get working out. 🙂 🙂 🙂


Week 1 progress towards 5K!

6 Feb

My total miles for week 1 were 8.57.

3.40 walking and 5.17 biking.

I am working very hard to get my pace when walking up and was able to complete a mile in 20 minutes this week!  This pace was such an improvement from my first time on the treadmill a few weeks ago where I went .25 mile in 10 minutes.  Twice as fast to be exact. 🙂

This week I will be adding outside walks to my training in order to see how the difference in terrain will affect my balance. I am very excited about this challenge! It makes me feel that much closer to just taking off running. 🙂 I am super pumped to go buy some new running gear this week, including new shoes! After all this time I am going to finally make it to Big Peach Running Company for a fit processing.  Yea!!

I will let you know how it goes!