A Little Running Journal.

Well hello lovely friends and followers! Long time since I did a journal entry on my tumblr.

So whats new in my life?

New year, new semester of seniors health (third year nursing has been a pain in the ass), my family moved back to calgary this weekend, my boyfriend moved to saskatchewan (temporarily?) last weekend, and I am slowwwly pulling my life back together.

My goals for this year have been to take things one step at a time with an eye on the future. I’m entering my second week of running today and I’m feeling great about it. Im also starting a rock-climbing class tonight, which should teach me the basics and help me get back in to the rhythm of running and cross-training. So far this year I’ve been running every other day, and doing a different activity on the off days (ie: yoga, swimming, cycling, looonggg walks etc.)

Last week was a bit rough with the boy moving away, but I find running really helps me keep my head on straight and I can’t wait to be at the point where I can just go run 5k a day and enjoy it.

I hope to be adding little weekly running journals to my tumblr along with my weekly photography pieces that have been littering my tumblr for the past few weeks… (If you’d like to see more, follow my photography blogpleiadesremember!)

My progress will be tracked with the tag “#ChanelRuns” from now on if your interested in seeing how it’s going. 

And thats about it! Blogging my program again for myself below so I remember =)

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This running plan is from a book by Kara Goucher (olympic runner) and she calls it.. “The World’s Simplest Beginner Running Plan”. I’m reposting this for myself (once again) as a healthy reminder to keep up my hard work! I’m on week 2 as of today!

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The basics: 3 times a week, and one rest day in between each run (at least). I do a 5 min warm up and cool down by walking.

Week 1: Run 1 minute, walk 90 seconds. Repeat 8 times.

Week 2: Run 2 minutes, walk 1 minute. Repeat 7 times.

Week 3: Run 4 minutes, walk 1 minute. Repeat 6 times.

Week 4: Run 6 minutes, walk 2 minutes. Repeat 4 times.

Week 5: Run 9 minutes, walk 2 minutes. Repeat 3 times.

Week 6: Run 12 minutes, walk 1 minute. Repeat 3 times.

Week 7: Run 15 minutes, walk 1 minute, Run 15 minutes.

Week 8: Run 30 minutes continuously.

Wish me luck.

Running Journal

February 18th, 2013: First Run. Stress-reliever, a “free run”. 20 mins. Bad mistake. Ankle pains 5 mins in, 15 mins in I turned around. Lots of mini breaks. Stretched a muscle in my thigh the wrong way as I had a lot of shooting pain there later in the day.

February 21st, 2013: First Run on Kara Goucher’s Program. 5 min speed walk / { 2 min run, 1 min walk } x 7. 5 min walk to cool down. No pain, slight tightness in right shin. Worried about shin splints with the paths im running, tend to get a little hilly. So took a few days off.

February 24th, 2013:   Day 2 of program. 5 min speed walk / { 2 min run, 1 min walk } x 7. 5 min walk to cool down. Shins still rather tight. Sore quads (but in a good way!)

February 28th, 2013: Day 3 of program. 5 min speed walk / { 2 min run, 1 min walk } x 7. 5 min walk to cool down. Shins tight, left ankle pain started up again on last round of running. I think it was due to me pushing my speed a bit. Ran more hills today as well. Learned my lesson!

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Been taking it very slow! Starting off, I’ve found that I still have as much endurance as I did before, which is so surprising to me. I feel like I could go forever, but I know the shin splints will return so I’m pacing myself with this program because running is the only thing that’s keeping my mind sane these days. First week of the Program complete! On to the next one on Saturday, suppose to be really nice and sunny out again which makes my runs that much better =)

-C

Changing Plans. Version 2.0

There is a post called “Changing Plans” I made back in October some time… I’m just kind of re-editing it for now, because I’ve finally started running again.

Last semester was amazing. I worked so hard at school, got the grades I needed to, met an amazing guy who successfully changes my life for the better every time I see him (even through the rocky parts), and really learned a lot about myself as an independent person.

But somewhere along the way I lost little bits of myself. I knew it was happening, but just kept telling myself I would catch myself up later.

And so it got later. and later. and later. Now I’m stuck in this limbo situation with a lot of things  askew in my life. I’m nowhere near where I want to be. As a person, or friend, or roommate, or partner. 

So here is my restart. I’m wiping the slate clean.

Time to start keeping my life in order; doing more for myself.

And that’s all I really need to say. Words only do so much - actions  speak louder.

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October’s Entry:

So, a while ago I made a running post about a plan that I found in an amazing running book.  It’s by Kara Goucher (olympic runner) and she calls it.. “The World’s Simplest Beginner Running Plan”. I’m reposting this for myself because I havent been running properly/at all this month and It’s killing me. For the next week I’m really going to work on my shin work-outs and preventative measures to not get shin splints, and then next week I hope to get back into this program in the mornings! I’m going to start on either week 2 or 3, depending on how I feel after the first run. 

My progress will be tracked with the tag “#ChanelRuns” from now on if your interested in seeing how it’s going. 

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The basics: 3 times a week, and one rest day in between each run (at least). I do a 5 min warm up and cool down by walking.

Week 1: Run 1 minute, walk 90 seconds. Repeat 8 times.

Week 2: Run 2 minutes, walk 1 minute. Repeat 7 times.

Week 3: Run 4 minutes, walk 1 minute. Repeat 6 times.

Week 4: Run 6 minutes, walk 2 minutes. Repeat 4 times.

Week 5: Run 9 minutes, walk 2 minutes. Repeat 3 times.

Week 6: Run 12 minutes, walk 1 minute. Repeat 3 times.

Week 7: Run 15 minutes, walk 1 minute, Run 15 minutes.

Week 8: Run 30 minutes continuously.

Wish me luck.

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