Thank you for stopping by to perv on my blog, as I fight myself to change my old habits and make new ones to get fit. I don't get it right all the time, but I'm still here and I'm still working at it.

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My homage to the 14lbs that I lost on Allan’s DDDY Challenges. A watering can for the vast oceans of water that I have learned to drink and love every day.

Monday, December 21, 2009


I did it!!!!!!!

I got up this morning and went on my run. It was hard, but not the impossible dream that it was last week. I had to keep telling myself that I would do it - rain, shine, sick, dying, winy... extra winy.... extra extra supreme winy.

I am starting to get a bit sick...I can feel the pressure in my ears... and I was pretty sure that I was going to use that as an excuse to not run this morning... but I didn't. Its just 30 minutes.... if you can't do it, you don't have to, but you have to try. And then I was out the door and off to the park.

Now then.... Running. I like to think of this in the loosest sense of the word. I use the word run and that means that I am "not walking". I would guess that I am moving at about the 3mile an hour pace... if not less. However today...I was out there.... in the final 5 minutes of the run... the thing that I feared the most happened....

A person walking caught up with me. They didn't pass me... but I am pretty sure that it was out of embarrassment for me that they turned around and went back the way they had came from... or got to their car mercifully before they could actually pass me. I did pick up the pace a little when I caught them in the corner of my eye... but by gawds.. I didn't have a lot of gas to give at that stage.

Anyway - I will live, and I will keep running, and soon I won't be passed by walkers!!

Dec 21, 2009 -
5min walk warm up
3x 10min run with 1 min rest between.
2.4miles completed

Also, here is another reason why running in the mornings isn't so bad. I brought my camera for a post run pic today... its so beautiful out.


Katie said...

You are Awesome!!!!!! I've been horrible about posting, but I have been keeping up on your blog. Keep inspiring me on your running! I love the walker who caught up...too funny...but you kept on going! You ROCK, Tamzin!

tena said...

Good for you for getting out there even when you really didn't want to go. And you are too funny about the walker that caught up with you! I'd have felt the same :/

It sounds like you may be coming down with the Houston crud. I had it a couple of weeks ago and this is the first week I finally feel over it. Take lots of vitamin C and drink that water!

Katie J said...

What a great way to start your day! I am impressed!

fitlizzio said...

i love your attitude to make sure you are getting your runs in. SO awesome!!! and just like you said, the more you get out there, the better you will become and you will be smoking those walkers...and soon other runners too :-) keep it up!

VRaz60 said...

Ya know, there WILL come a time when you'll be so far ahead of that walker, she'll wonder where that beginner runner ever went. Keep up the great work. Wish we could run outside here. Snow, sleet, ice all make it a bit dicey.

Diane Fit to the Finish said...

Wonderful job on your run and what a beautiful picture. For me, every time I exercised when I really didn't want to was like putting another star on a chart. The more stars I got the more I realized that I could do anything - and so can you!!

Losing It- for real said...

Woohoo! Way to get it done!

Paula Rodriguez said...

You are doing great!!! Better than me I'm afraid. It takes me about 30 minutes to jog 1.75 miles. I've yet to jog 2 miles but I'm encouraged by your stats. Tomorrow, I will walk some of it if I have too. What matters is I'm trying. Great post. Just what I needed.

Sorry you're getting sick. Try to get some extra sleep tonight. That might help. Take care of yourself.


Stephanie said...

Good for you! And I am sure the person didn't change their route simply out of embarrassment for you ;)

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