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couch to 5k {ten weeks down, zero to go}

16 Jul
I have finished my 10 weeks of my couch to 5k program. I finished 5 weeks of the actual program and 5 more weeks of Dan’s program that he came up with for me. I am so proud of myself. I know I still have a long way to go but I feel incredible having finished 10 weeks of a running program.
This last week was definitely the hardest with the longest running times.
The first day was walk 3 minutes, run 30 minutes, walk 2 minutes, run 4 minutes, walk 3 minutes.
I had a hard time on this day. I ran the whole 30 minutes, which I was so proud about, but it was hard. I don’t know if it was the heat or that I waited 3 days since my last run, but I had to push myself really hard. And I did it. I didn’t run any more after the 30 minutes and just walked back to the car.
The second day was walk 3 minutes, run 34 minutes, walk 2 minutes, run 4 minutes, walk 3 minutes.
I ran the full 34 minutes which was just about a 5k. That makes me feel so good because I know I can actually run an entire 5k.  After the 34 minutes, I walked 3 minutes and ran another minute and then walked back to the car.
The third day was walk 3 minutes, run 40 minutes, walk 3 minutes.
I did not run a full 40 minutes. I walked 3 minutes and ran 22 minutes. My leg started to hurt while I was running and I felt really tired. I pushed myself but had to stop because of my leg. I ran the 22 minutes then walked and ran off and on til I got back to the car. I was somewhat disappointed that I wasn’t able to do the full 40 minutes. I know I will get there though.
Today I decided to go for a run just to go for a run. It was a little weird not having a certain goal in mind but it was also kind of nice. It was a little hot so I wasn’t planning on going really far. And my leg started to hurt again. So I walked 2 minutes, ran 22 minutes, walked 2 minutes, ran 3 minutes and walked 1 minute back to the car. I know I will get to a point where I can run further, I just need to keep up with the running and keep pushing myself.
My original goal for the 5k was to run more then I walk. Now that I basically ran a 5k and knowing that I still have 2 months to train, my new goal is to run the entire 5k. I know that I can do it and it makes me really excited.
I will definitely keep posting about my running. It helps keep me motivated knowing that I am sharing it with whoever is reading this. 🙂
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couch to 5k {eight weeks down, two to go}

26 Jun
I am getting close to the end of this program and I’m glad.
I was very proud of myself this week. I ran the longest amount of time that I have run and I felt great. I was also running a new route because I’m getting bored with the old one. Dan has been running this route so I started the new one this week.
The 1st day was walk 3 minutes, run 12 minutes, walk 3 minutes, run 12 minutes, walk 3 minutes.
This day was really hot. I went first thing in the morning and it was already about 90 degrees. I think the heat affected me. I was having a little trouble with my breathing. I ran the first 12 minutes fine but had a little harder time with the second 12 minutes. There is a hill towards the end of the route and I had to stop at the top of the hill and walk for a little bit. I was a little disappointed that I couldn’t run the whole 12 minutes but I only walked for about 40 seconds so it wasn’t too bad.
The 2nd day was walk 3 minutes, run 12 minutes, walk 3 minutes, run 14 minutes, walk 3 minutes.
I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to run 14 minutes after I had to stop and walk during the 12 minutes. However, I made it the whole 14 minutes without stopping to walk, even going up the hill. I was so proud of myself. Dan ran with me this day and I think that might have helped because I push myself harder when he is with me.
The 3rd day was walk 3 minutes, run 12 minutes, walk 2 minutes, run 14 minutes, walk 3 minutes.
I did the 3rd day today. I reversed the route just to mix it up and that meant the hill was more towards the beginning and it was downhill. I felt ok today but I did have a hard time towards the end of the 14 minutes. I made it the whole way though!
I feel really good after finishing this week. I feel like I am really starting to be able to run a good amount of time and it feels great! Every day has been about 3 miles and that feels good because I feel like I will be able to run the 5k. I would love to be able to run the entire 5k. I guess we will see. 
I’m a little nervous about the next week. The first run is 20 minutes. Dan says if I run 14 minutes, I can run 20 but I’m not so sure. I will try my best to do the whole 20 minutes. Last time I had to do 20 minutes, I couldn’t do it. I really hope I can this time and I will push myself to finish. I will keep you guys posted!

couch to 5k {five weeks down, four to go}

5 Jun
Things have been soo crazy recently. We went away for the weekend to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. It was amazing but more on that later. I feel like I haven’t had time to post much. I finally got a phone back yesterday so that is taken care of. So there will be more photo friday posts coming. I also want to finish our wedding posts and I have one more memorial day weekend post. Hopefully I can get that all done this week.
Anyway, on Sunday I completed the 5th week of the couch to 5k program. This past week, each day was different. I did fine until the 3rd day.
The first day was a 5 minute warm up walk, jog for 5 minutes, walk for 3 minutes, jog for 5 minutes, walk for 3 minutes, jog for 5 minutes, and a 5 minute cool down walk. This seemed pretty easy for me.
The second day was a 5 minute warm up walk, jog for 8 minutes, walk for 5 minutes, jog for 8 minutes, and a 5 minutes cool down walk. This was a little more difficult. I had to push myself at the end to finish the 2nd 8 minute jog. But I did it and I was proud of my self.
The third day was a 5 minute warm up walk, jog for 20 minutes, and a 5 minute cool down walk. I thought going from 8 minutes to 20 minutes was a big difference and I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to do it. And I was right. I couldn’t do the 20 minutes. I did this day while we were away and it was really misty and windy and chilly so I don’t think that helped. I ran 11 minutes, walked for 1 minute, ran 5 minutes, walked for about 30 secs, then ran about a minute back to the b&b. I wanted to go farther so I could at least get the same amount of time in but I was getting so soaked from the weather that I just decided to go back. I am proud of myself for running 16 minutes with only a 1 minute walking break.
This week coming up is 5 & 8 minutes, 10 minutes, then up to 25 minutes. I feel like it is going up really fast. Then after that it is 25 minutes for 3 days, 28 minutes for 3 days, then 30 minutes for 3 days. I do like how the program has built up so far but I don’t like that it is just going up to 25 minutes and that is it. I think Dan is going to try and come up with a schedule for me that would work better for me for the next 4 weeks. We will see how it goes.

couch to 5k {three weeks down, six to go}

22 May
I finished up the 3rd week of the couch to 5k program that I am doing. I felt like this week was a little harder. My shins have been bugging me while I’ve been running and I’m not really sure why. They weren’t bothering me before when I was running occasionally with Dan. Maybe because I’m doing it more often? Or maybe just because I’m running after work and my body is tired? I don’t know. I’ve been trying to stretch more and hopefully that will help.
This past week was a brisk 5 minute warmup walk, jogging for 90 seconds, walking for 90 seconds, jogging for 3 minutes, walking for 3 minutes, then repeating the jogging and walking.
Next week the jogging goes up to 5 minutes and I’m a little nervous about that. I’m sure I can do it though….I just have to push myself.
Also, on a side note, I created the team for the 5k I’m planning on doing. The team is called Team DeDe for my grandmother. We’re going to make awesome t shirts and everything. It will be great and I know she will love it.
Hope everyone is having a good week so far.

walk on the beach {with the boy}

14 May
When Dan and I got back from NY, we decided to go for a walk on the beach because the weather was so beautiful. It is one of our favorite things to do together and it was a nice ending to the weekend.

photo friday

23 Mar

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This past week was gorgeous. The weather was beautiful for March – temps in the 70s and 80s! We went for a few walks on the beach and it was great.

3 Amazing Months

4 Sep

I cannot believe it has already been 3 months since I was lucky enough to marry my best friend. 3 months ago today we said our vows on the beach in front of all our closest friends and family. 3 months ago today we had some delicious food and fabulous dancing with our favorite people. And time has flown by since then.

It was a nice day out today so we decided to go for a walk on the beach. It is one of our favorite things to do together.

 

I am so lucky to have found the love of my life and my best friend all in one person. And I am so lucky to have him be my husband. I know we will have many more months and years of happiness together.

 

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