Sunday, May 30, 2010

20 minute run!

I DID IT!! WHERE IS MY MEDAL?!

I ran 20 minutes straight today without stopping. I have completed Week 5 of the Couch to 5k. I am proud!

Before:

I got out just as the sun was rising.




The run was not as difficult as I thought it would be. Usually, my issue has nothing to do with tired legs or muscles, but lungs/heart. However, I think I am definitely conditioning my cardiovascular system because I felt great during this run. I paced my breathing and I don't think my heart rate got out of control.  Also, I was feeling so accomplished that endorphins probably kept me going, too.

The best part was running over the bridge with the sun rising behind me and  dolphins jumping out of the water. It is during those times that I love Florida. For some reason when I see dolphins, it makes me feel stronger! They are just powerful and beautiful. Maybe I aspire to be a dolphin...out of water?! ha.

After:

Sweaty and red mess. Embrace it!




I came home, showered, and immediately busted out the Vitamix for a Cherry Chocolate Bomb shake, but with the addition of coconut water, some peanut butter, and spinach...






It was rich! I definitely could not finish it all.

Max and I cuddled for a couple of hours before I went to yoga.







Like this photo?? If so, please go to Adopt-a-Human on Facebook and click the "like" button. It's a photo contest! Max would love to win...he will cuddle with you:)


Yoga felt sooooo good after not doing it for practically 5 months! Shameful! 

The only issue I had with yoga today was HUNGER. Obviously, I did not eat enough between work outs. I had more than the smoothie, but I just kept thinking about the taco salad with my name on it. But I still focused, relaxed, and enjoyed the stretch, especially after all of these months.
(recycled photo!)

And there were more chocolate covered raisins made and eaten...

Finally, Mirza finished studying and we made our way to the beach for a little blogger meet up with Shannon of Tropical Eats at a bar. However, once we got there, it was packed, no parking, and we did not have $5 to pay the parking. Also, there were people being arrested, etc and it just did not seem like a place I'd be comfortable. That, and we don't even drink, haha!Well, I tried, right? Hopefully we'll be able to meet up some other time.

We then drove to Lake Seminole.



I think it's going to be a lazy night. What are your plans for the Monday holiday? I have the day off, but nothing really planned besides a possible bike ride. I don't work until Thursday, woo!

Oh, here is a cute picture of a kitten who lives outside my apartment. He comes from a feral mommy cat and she is MEAN, but I still feed them.

7 comments:

Kelli said...

Congrats on your run! Awesome! I'm on W3D1, ran it this morning. I'm dreading next week's 5 minute run, so imagining the 20 minute still intimidates me! Way to go though! Definitely embrace the sweat, haha.

And if I had dolphins here, I would be totally inspired too.

Raspberry Stethoscope said...

Kelli,
When I looked ahead and saw the 20 minutes, I really thought there was no way in hell!! haha, but it can be done and you can do it! Good luck and thanks for commenting.
I forgot to mention, I also saw a baby bunny on my run! too cute.

Kelly said...

Good job! I ran for 10 minutes today and felt accomplished hehe :) Hopefully I can do 20 minutes eventually!

Raspberry Stethoscope said...

Kelly, if you follow the C25k program or a similar walk/run program, you can get there! Check it out sometime if you're really interested:)

Joanna Ashleigh said...

Tomorrow I'll be belly dancing on the sidelines with a ton of my friends for the Bolder Boulder in Colorado. Have to be up at 4:30am! Eep! I'll try to post pics and put them on my blog. :)

Congrats on all your running endeavors! I need to get back into running... perhaps I'll actually run the Bolder Boulder next year instead of dance on the sidelines.
Best! ~Jo

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That Crazy Family said...

I have been meaning to try the couch to 5k program! What a beautiful way to document the journey through your photo's!