Skip to main content

C25K: W3D1 DONE

I can scarcely put into words how great I feel about my run this morning. I was pretty intimidated at the thought of running 3 minute intervals, especially since just 3 weeks ago I couldn’t run 90 seconds. The week 3 sessions consist of  this entire series twice: a 90 second run+90 second walk+3 minutes run+3 minute walk.

I put myself out there on the trail and went for it. I used my Garmin FR60 to keep my pace below 12 minute miles so I wouldn’t tire prematurely (I had been running 10-11 minute mile pace previously) and it wasn’t difficult at all. I have even finally reached the point of passing the talk test (you should be able to hold a conversation without being totally out of breath during your cardio segments). I got so excited at the conclusion of the first 3 minute interval that I kept chanting to myself “Oh my gosh I did it!” and burst into tears of joy. FAT GIRL CAN RUN! I nailed the second interval without problems as well and all the way home I alternated between crying and laughing.

As a bonus, I have been dragging the past two days; feeling as if I have no energy and now I feel like I could climb the empire state building. I love the way running makes me feel.

Here are my Garmin stats for the run: Garmin Connect

Comments

Connie said…
Jenni...you crack me up girl! Sooo very proud of your accomplishment, and sooo looking forward to being able to report such great success when I get to that level! Thrilled that you had such a great run! Keep it up...you're such an inspiration to me! WooHoo!
Connie

Popular posts from this blog

Board Game Review: Brass Birmingham

Here’s a story of a lovely lady (spoiler: it’s me) and her pride and how it has led to the discovery of the single greatest board game I have ever played. It’s probably also a good primer for other reviewers on increasing your reach. At GenCon this year, I was perusing the wares of the various booths and my eyes caught a glimpse of two beautiful game boxes. Each had crisp metallic lettering with an old world feel and artwork that radiated European class. I made my way to the booth and waited patiently to speak to to the team manning it as there were many buyers lined up to purchase the games. I didn’t know anything about the games (Brass Birmingham and Brass Lancashire), or the publisher – Roxley Game Laboratory – but I knew I wanted to review one or both of the games. Almost every board game love story I star in in can be summed up this way: I am seduced by the artwork or theme and then I stay for the right mechanics. When the lead rep spoke with me, he gently rejected my request. He

Board Game Review: Hues and Cues

Last week we received Hues and Cues from The Op Games. We recently finished playing through Scooby-Doo Escape from the Haunted Mansion (a fantastic game in The Op Games catalogue designed by Jay Cormier, Sen-Foong Lim, and Kami Mandell that you should absolutely pick up to play with your family) and wanted to give another game from the same publisher a go. I picked Hues and Cues because I’ve been pleasantly surprised by other “test whether our minds think the same way” games such as The Mind   and Wavelength. In Hues and Cues , players gather around a large central board comprised of 480 graduating colors of the rainbow surrounded by an x-y axis and scoring table. White and black (which are technically not colors) are conspicuously absent as are shades (mixtures of color + black; e.g., grey) and tints (mixtures of color + white; e.g., cream).  On each player’s turn, they draw a card with four colors and the x-y axis codes of those colors depicted and they select one. They are in the

Board Game Review: Beyond the Sun

Almost a decade after my interest was first sparked in reviewing games for Rio Grande Games, I finally met someone on the inside of the company in a mutual FB industry group and made a connection. Soon after, a review copy of Beyond the Sun by Dennis K. Chan was at my door. Game Reviewing as a Hobby: A Peak Behind the Scenes I have always had a soft spot for Rio Grande Games. I spent part of my childhood growing up in New Mexico, and graduated from New Mexico State University, where the actual Rio Grande itself was practically in my backyard. Because of my time in the area, I really enjoy supporting New Mexico businesses. So there's that. And the first "serious" board game I ever played was the Rio Grande distribution of Power Grid, which is still one of my favorites. We own over 30 games from the Rio Grande catalog, including Dominion, Puerto Rico, Carcassonne, Race for the Galaxy (another favorite), Stone Age, Underwater Cities (this game is amazeballs), and more.