Day 2 C25K

Day 2 C25K

It’s the morning after and I actually feel pretty good.  Very little soreness which means I am not as out of shape as I thought, or I need to work a bit harder today.  My shins are a bit sore, which is a problem I’ve always had while running, but hopefully the soreness will go away in a couple of weeks.

I figured since I am chronicaling this fitness journey, I may as well keep track of what I’m eating as well.

Breakfast – Smoothie 225 calories
3/4 cup of Non Fat Plain Dannon Yogurt – 75 calories
1 medium banana – 105 calories
1 teaspoon honey – 30 calories
1 teaspoon wey protein – 15 calories
1/3 cup spring water
3 ice cubes

I usually have a cup of coffee in the morning, but I am going to try to skip the coffee, and attempt to drink more water.  My goal by 4 o’clock is to drink 4 bottles of 16.9 oz water.

Snack – String Cheese 80 calories
1 bottle of water down

Lunch – Pasta w/ Broccli 195 calories
This is actually leftovers from dinner last night.  I took a half box of Rotelle pasta, and added a steam pack of broccli with cheese to it.  A very quick and simple meal.  I know its a lot of carbs, but I love pasta and won’t be giving it up anytime soon!

Snack – Chobani Yogurt  – Apple Cinnamon 140 calories
2 bottles of water down by 3:35pm, don’t think I’ll make 4 bottles…there’s always tomorrow.









Dinner – Pasta w/ Broccli 390 calories
I love this so I made it again for dinner 2nite.  I ate 2 servings of this to increase my calorie count for the day.

Today’s Calorie count – 1030
Total water count – 64ozs

Today I headed back to the track to complete day 2 of my C25K.  Week 1 is basically the same thing Week 1 Day 1 of the C25K is a brisk five minute warm up walk.  Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes, and then a cool down.  So I have one more day to complete week 1.

Day 1 was on Monday.  On Tuesday I put my workout gear on, but as soon as I put my sneakers on I knew it was a no go.  The blister I was blessed with on Monday was bothering me.  So I took a needled, sanitized it, and popped the sucker.  I put some ointment on it and let it breath for the next 2 days.

My total mile count today was 2.11 miles, which is 0.61 miles more than Monday, so I’d say that was an improvement.  I did a Wog (combination walk/jog).  I will say my left shin felt like death after the 2nd lap.  So I did a bit more walking than jogging, but tried to push it when the pain subsided.

I’m using a nifty little app from the site  It tells you have fast you are running, your pace, calories burned, and I’m sure a slew of other things.  I’m also using a C25K app for blackberry.  It is very basic, and free for 2 weeks, so I’ll try this one out until I can find a better one.  It is great because it beeps everytime you need to walk or jog, and keeps time to keep you on pace.  I can’t wait until the iphone 5 comes out because they have so many more app options to monitor these things.

P.S. I never made it to REI, its on my 2 do list.

Thats all for now…on to Day 3.

Day 1 C25K

Day 1 C25K

So today is Day 1 of my couch to 5K program.  I ran at a local high school track with the Long Island group of Black Girls Run.  It was actually a lot of fun, and not as hard as I thought it would be.  I got to meet 5 woman.  1 of which who been running for about a year, and 3 others who were newbies like me.  The couch to 5 week program is exactly what it sounds like, getting off your couch, and training to run a 5k.  The program is 3 times a day for 9 weeks.

Week 1 Day 1 of the C25K is a brisk five minute warm up walk.  Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes, and then a cool down.  I wouldn’t say Day 1 was hard, but it wasn’t easy either, it was something in the middle.  I do have a blister on the back of my right foot.  So either my shoes are no good, or my socks were no good.  It could be the latter because I was wearing hubby’s socks which were too big 🙂

I’ll be heading to REI tomorrow to get a gait test done because I definitely need some new sneakers.  I think my north face running shoes which I’ve had for probably 5years have run their course.  Although I’ve been working out in them for years, I’ve actually never ran in them, so only time will tell.

My Northface Boys Garcons


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