Tuesday, April 30, 2013

I'm alive

I've been meaning to write something in this space for weeks but I just have not been sure what to say. Do I talk about my off again and on again attempts at fitness? Do I talk about random kitchen adventures? Random life happenings? All of the above?

Well let's see. I started doing Brazil Butt Lift in February and that was not unpleasant and I think I could feel a difference but I fell off that wagon quickly. I started just doing random exercises from all the videos that I have. I did that for two weeks and then I lost interest. Well, I shouldn't say that I lost interest. I just found excuses not to do it. For example, if I was planning an 8 mile walk that day or the next morning, I didn't want to also do something too strenuous and be too sore for the workout. Things like that.

I have wanted to run a 5K for the longest time. Unfortunately, I hate running. I usually get about 20 seconds in before I want to die. My friend is an avid runner and after talking with him after each of his 5Ks this year, the bug has bitten harder and I have decided to try. I am following a Beginner 5K training plan on Runkeeper. Sunday was my first day. Ha!

It was supposed to be a 1.5 mile run/walk. I know that I can walk that easily so my focus was mainly on running. Hahaha. I wanted to die. I am sure that I walked more than I ran and it hurt so much. My throat hurt. I couldn't breathe. And no, I wasn't running that quickly. My pace for that 1.5 mile run/walk was 11:46 minutes per mile. Now let's compare that to an hour later when I decided to head home and walked a brisk 12:47 minutes per mile without breaking a sweat or feeling winded. Perhaps I should stick to walking?

I am heading out for Day 2 of training in a few minutes. It involves 8 intervals of running for 60 seconds and walking for 90 seconds for a total of 20 minutes. I hope to be able to breathe at the end. I'll post again about how that went maybe later tonight or tomorrow.

Kitchenwise, I have been bored. I didn't do anything for this past month's Sourdough Surprises. They made pasta. Meh. I'm not a huge pasta person so I will admit that I wasn't very intrigued. I also couldn't think of a dish that I would make with that pasta had I made it. Pasta sits in my house for years before getting used. It's usually a last resort thing for me. That being said, I saw a slow cooker alfredo lasagna on Pillsbury today and it looked good. I want to try it.

I also made a pina colada cake my third "brainiversary", Pineapple. Coconut. Rum. Cake. It was delicious!! I can't wait to remake it and possibly share it with others. Oh yes, I had half a cake all by myself. I wasn't in the mood to share cake with friends who would give me the "O woe is my diet" speech. My diet and figure will be just fine with half a cake. That reminds me, I should do an official weight check before I get deep into this 5K training. I should still be 117 lbs but who knows. I don't want to start burning more calories than I am consuming.

Life? Hmm. Let me get back to you on that one. The cop out for that is that I have no life to speak of. But maybe that isn't so true.

Time to go run and not die.

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