Saturday, May 22, 2010

Running on...

I have to share - today I reached a personal best.  I started jogging a few months ago, following the Couch to 5K program.  Today I jogged 2.25 miles without stopping.  Yay, me!

Now, a little history here.  I am not a natural athlete.  I've never been a runner.  I like to walk.  I like to relax.  I think couches are great!  But a series of events converged a few months ago, leading me to realize I want to run a race.  I also want to increase my fitness, have more energy, fit into my clothes better, blah, blah, blah.  But mostly, I want to run a race.  Run the whole damn thing.  And finish it. So I started Couch to 5K.  I can walk a 5K, and in fact, I have walked several.  So training to run a 5K seemed like a logical progression.

Since I'm not a natural athlete, and have some old injuries, I've stretched the training out quite a bit.  It's taken me over 12 weeks to get to the week 6 workout.  I have to be very careful about stretching and warmup.  I still managed to strain each knee early on, but they eventually healed and now they are getting stronger.  And they lasted 2.25 miles today.  Now I'm ready for a nap...

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Epic fail is epic

April is over, and I didn't work on my novel at all.  Not once.  This isn't good.  Something has to change.

Writing goals for May:

1.  Edit the novel a little every day, or 7 hours a week.  Whatever works. I didn't write at all yesterday, but I put in 2 hours of editing today, so it's a start.

2.  Continue to post at least once a week on each blog.  This one has definitely been easier.