I've been very good about working out since the beginning of the year and I'm quite proud of myself. I have exercised at least 3 times per week, EVERY WEEK, since the begining of January - YAY ME!
In the past month, I had switched from speed walking to jogging. However when I jog, I have to do it outside. Somehow, I just can't handle doing it on the treadmill, even if I do have a show playing.
It has been a challenge to find a good running route. Around here, what goes down, must go back up! There are so many hills and I don't like to do hills at the very end, so I'm limited in my routes. But I've got a few down that are about 3.5 miles, so that will do for now. But I do need to find a longer 5-6 mile run... I'll keep you posted on if I find one.
I recently got a great pair of running pants that have two wonderful features: they have a handy little key pocket, and they stay up. I know, the second one seems ridiculous, but it was becoming a problem with the old pants.
And yesterday I got the final piece - the iPod shuffle! This is my first iPod of any sort and I will admit I was a bit skeptical. But now, I'm addicted!!! I loaded my random set of music, and headed out on a new route that includes a killer hill at the begining. Christina got me up the hill, and Irish jig got me into my groove, some techno got me through the long stretch, and then I hit my home run (I warned you my tastes in music were random). I really wanted to come in at my goal time and knew that I needed to push it for the last few minutes. I clicked next searching for something inpsirational and found it! I pounded it home to Scotty Doesn't Know and made it in 2 minutes UNDER my goal time!