Saturday, April 17, 2010

Running Without Being Chased

After five times doing Week 1, partially because I wasn't sure if I was ready for week 2, partially scheduling, and partially who are we kidding, it just scared the crap out of me, I am ready to move on to Week 2. You know, on Monday. Well, maybe tomorrow. To heck with resting days.

So far, this is going incredibly well. Better than I could have ever hoped for really. Music motivates me and the podcasts are doing exactly what I want them to do. However, after three times, the same sequence of music does tend to get a bit old. So, I went out and bought myself a USB microphone, and recorded my own podcasts. (why yes, I am a geek, nice to meet you) All of a sudden, having a Mac makes perfect sense. I have a very, very, very, trust me, eclectic music collection. It makes for some pretty fun and interesting running music choices. Think, Beyonce' meets the 80's and a little roots rock for good measure.

The other thing that is going well is managing my asthma. It was rough there for a bit, seeing as my major allergy is to trees, and well, it has been a bad spring for that. However, getting the diagnosis and getting the treatment last year has really changed how I feel about exercise. I am pretty sure that this has been a lifelong thing. I grew up with one of my primary caregivers smoking in the home. (My grandma Marie) I also grew up around wood smoke, lots of it. I tried once, just once, to run after realizing that I forgot to use my inhaler before I left the house. That will never happen again.

Running right now, with it's intense exercise, is keeping me sane. A knows this too, which is why when I say "I have to go run" he never argues, never complains about who is doing more primary kid care. Meeting my goals of running a 5K seems very much in reach now. In reach enough that I may be just crazy enough to say that at some point in my life, I want to run a half-marathon. Well, maybe I should start with small steps. How about a 10K?

PS. I am trying to figure out a way to publish my podcasts. As well as maybe polish them up a little bit. I really enjoying hearing people's suggestions for music, so at a minimum I am going to do a post at some point with the full play lists. If nothing else than to make somebody laugh.


Boston Mamas said...

So happy to read that things are progressing well! Go you! -Christine

tere said...

Great news. can't wait to hear the motivational music. Maybe it will work for others--those raised with the Morning show?!

andreaberg said...

I can't wait to see the play list. Good luck today on Week 2. I start week 3 today and am very scared...running for 3 minutes at a time...holy crap!

LutherLiz said...

Ooo, I'd love to hear your podcasts...I'm sure they are awesome!

Amy @DearMazzy said...

Good for you! I finished C25K in February & am getting ready for my 3rd 5K on May 2. I needed a new goal to keep me motivated, so my next step is to work towards a 10K in August or September. :-) I would LOOOOVE to be able to hear your podcasts, I'm in need of something to keep me going.

The Marketing Mama said...

I'm so excited for you that it's going well. And I think it's sooo cool that you recorded your own podcast! I'm getting a little tired of the same music by the 3rd time, too. Luckily I only have to do the same workout three times> Would LOVE to see yours published on your site - so cool! :)