Run, Christy, run – The Shrinking Jeans of Christy


October 23, 2009 By Christy

I haven’t posted much lately about my EA Sports 5K training! Well, I’m doing it! Despite the setback of having the H1N1 virus sweep through our house, I’ve been training, and feel like I’m really becoming a runner. WOW!

The past few days, it’s been so windy, and living in a hilly area, the wind makes it so much harder. Add pushing a jogging stroller into the mix, and sometimes it feels like I’m moving backwards instead of forwards.

Today my run was awesome. I ran without the jogging stroller and my daughter, there was no wind and the sun was shining! It was in the mid-50s, so it was nice and cool, which is a bonus. Since I didn’t have the stroller, I took an off-road route I normally wouldn’t be able to take. Lots of hills, some rocky terrain, and complete serenity. When I started, my goal was to see just how far I could go without stopping. Well, I made it a whole mile in a little over 11 minutes, and it felt so good. I slowed to a walk for about 4 tenths of a mile, and at the 15 minute mark turned around and started running back towards home. I made it another mile without stopping. Truly unbelievable and so empowering! I finished off walking for a couple of minutes and then I stretched.

Total time: 30′ 11″ Total distance: 2.63 mi. Average pace: 11:27 per mile

Calories burned:  268

I know all of this, because I use the Nike+ iPod software. It’s awesome and I pretty much want to make out with it! You can check out my Nike+ site here, and watch my progress. Seriously, check out my progress and keep me honest. If I know you’re looking at it, I’ll be less likely to skip a run, because I certainly don’t want to let anyone down!