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Monday, July 20

BAB Mini Challenge - Week 1 Recap

*pant pant pant pant*

I ran…*pant*…one full mile…*pant*…for the first time…*pant pant*…since high school!

No lie. I ran a mile without stopping nor walking! It’s only the second time in my life that I’ve done that. {Yes I realize how pathetic that is.} I’m very proud of myself. I was even more excited when I checked my Nike+ data and saw that I ran the mile in about 11 minutes! 11 minutes! Holy cow! I didn’t know I was that fast! But then Bear reminded me that my Nike+ needs to be recalibrated because it isn’t measuring things quite right. Oh…yeah. I forgot about that. Sooooo I didn’t run my mile in 11 minutes. But you know what, I’m still damn proud of myself! Now I just need to be able to do an additional 2.1 miles and I’ll be ready for my 5K. Can I do it? I guess we’ll see…

Also? My eating is getting cleaned up again. I bet I’ll be eating super well by the time I go to Ohio…the place with the BEST DONUT SHOP IN THE UNIVERSE. Uh-oh. I foresee a problem.

Ohio weather is also miserable in August. It’s going to be hot and humid and I’m not going to have the luxury of an indoor treadmill to run on. But run I will. I guess I’ll just have to get up early to beat the heat.

I’m getting to know my BAB team {GO YELLOW!} through our own private blog. Seems like everybody is doing the 30 Day Shred. And I’m considering doing the strength moves again on my non-running days.

Speaking of running days, today is one of them! I wonder how far I’ll run this time…



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Rita/Fighting Off Frumpy said...

I can't wait to start regaining my pre-pregnancy (okay, pre-THREE pregnancies) body! I feel so gargantuan and awkward right now. *sigh*

Regarding the Ohio weather, though ... the summer has been surprisingly mild here in Iowa, so maybe it's similar there? It's been in the LOW SEVENTIES here all week long - unprecedented! I think the news said that the last time it was this mild was in the 1850s!

Samantha @ Mama Notes said...

That's great Holly!! Way to go! Did you weigh yourself today? Are you weighing yourself every week or ?

Susana said...

Just stopping by from SITS! LOVE your super cute blog!! Hope you are having a great Monday

Susana @ Our Homeschool Fun
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Joy said...

congratualations on the mile, quite the accomplishment 11 minutes or not! Great family photos!!

Alissa Edwards said...

Just wanted to say way to go on your first week, mama! Running is rough stuff. Good for you! Go team yellow!

m a m a :: m i l i e u said...

Yay for you mama bear! One mile is better than no miles! Keep those feet pounding the pavement and you'll be back into your high school lingerie in no time! hee, hee, hee

The Redhead Riter said...

Congrats on the running. Exercise just about kills me plus I hate it. Every single solitary second of it. ugh

:o) Wishing you a fantastically wonderful Tuesday!

Night Owl Mama said...

WIsh you luck on your challenge I should join I so need motivation too

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Reviewer11 said...

Congratulations! You have every right to be proud of yourself. You ran a mile. it doesn't matter how long it takes, what counts is that you did it. :) YAY! I wish you luck on the 5k.

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JennyMac said...

Don't say its pathetic! Not at all. You have to start somewhere. :) Good luck with your challenge. I also run and I drink protein shakes everyday..they are no longer the horrible drinks for gym rats only. I use EAS that you get at Costco for 1/2 the price. It is GREAT and helped me tremendously post baby. :)

Multiple personalities.. said...

Good for you, running a whole mile! You should be totally proud of yourself. I haven't run a whole mile since high school either, now I'm curious if I c an still do it. Hmm, you may have just inspired me to get running. Keep up the good work! Have a great SITs day!

Kelly (conversemomma) said...

I love running. It is totally addictive. And, there is nothing that tightens the tush quite like it. Good luck with your run.

WhisperingWriter said...

You ran a mile?? I'm impressed! I'm usually out of breath when I just go for a walk around the block.

Becky said...

Holy Cow! That's great that you ran a whole mile!!!

And you are coming to the town right next to mine!!! I live in Lebanon, which is right next to centerville;) Too funny! Now, I am going to have to check out this donut shop!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by on my SITS day. That was great!

SugarandSpice said...

Good for you! It's exciting beating your own best times and goals! Just reminds me of how badly I need to get out there and start running again! You can do the 5K!!! Thanks for commenting on my blog!

Crystal HW said...

I have to say that you have inspired me to start running again. Walking and strength exercises are nice, but running just gives you that great feeling!

Janelle said...

Rita is right; I live in Ohio & this summer has been VERY mild. Only one week in June so far that was unbearable. Maybe you'll get lucky & it'll stay this way when you're here!

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