Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Stearnzie Thirty day 21 and 22

It happened. Pretty good days. I can't believe I'm almost done.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Stearnzie Thirty DAY 20

I had a great run today along the back bay. I didn't think I would be able to go far at all as I woke up today not feeling well, but once I started running I couldn't stop.


Sunday, September 27, 2009

stearnzie Thirty DAY 19

Good run today. although very hot! Just a little over 3 miles.

I wish you could see the amount of sweat that is dripping from my body right now.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Stearnzie Thirty DAY 18

Hey Y'all

Nice easy run near back bay. People are starting to notice that my body is changing.

I didn't realize how sore my body was until I got a massage today. OUCH!

12 days to go! (although I'm not stopping after that)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Stearnzie Thirty DAY 16 and 17

Running has been going well. I got some new shoes that I am still getting used to.

The guy at Road Runner told me that I should do active recovery. Basically, on my days off, I should do a light run for 1 to 2 miles. He explained to me that active recovery is better than not running at all. He then started to use a bunch of fancy runner jargon and lost me.

Yesterday- Ran 1.3 miles at a really light pace (off day)

Today- Ran 2.7 at my normal pace.

I can't believe its been 17 days.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

STEARNzie Thirty DAY 14 and 15 (I shot for 3)

YESTERDAY- Some of you saw my tweet vid that displayed hair product in my eyes. Even I laughed at that. Okay, I laugh at myself a lot. I guess its true what they say; if you have to laugh at yourself, you're not funny..

TODAY- After doing some interval training, I was hoping that I would be able to run 3 miles today. When I got home and mapped it on (thanks Michelle Patrick), I reached my goal! Not only did I reach it, I smoked it! I ran (drumroll)........................

4.1 miles! without stopping. I feel great.

Thank you all for your support

Monday, September 21, 2009

Stearnzie Thirty DAY 12 and 13


Flew home from Dallas and ran at 5:00 pm. Made it 1.75 miles, but I was tired and couldnt go anymore.


Tried something new. Interval training from iTunes- went 2.44 miles and almost threw up!


Saturday, September 19, 2009

Stearnzie thirty day 11

I had to run on a treadmill today. It wasn't as bad as I thought. Ran a 9 minute mile! ;)

Can't wait to get back to California and run in east side costa Mesa.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Stearnzie Thirty DAY 9 and 10

Ok, so I'm in Dallas right now leading worship for New Life Ministries and I did not want to run yesterday. I sucked it up and did it, but I barely went a mile. :(

That's okay because this morning I was able to do almost 2.

I feel good.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Stearnzie Thirty DAY 8

Decided to take it easy today. 1.75 miles

Feeling good.

Im starting to think that I can actually do this.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

stearnzie Thirty DAY 7

Got a new friend to help me with my running

Better late then never right?

I didn't think I would make it tonight. My class got out at 10 and I was dead from the day. But I just had to!

2.3 miles

Monday, September 14, 2009

Stearnzie Thirty DAY 6

I made it today, barely.

Hardest day of running yet, but stuck it out for 2.2 miles.

Feeling better now.

My brother told me even though I'm only running 1-2 miles a day, I need a day of rest.

Your thoughts?

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Stearnzie Thirty DAY 5

I have to enter this one fast, sweat is getting all over my keyboard.

Best day yet! Didn't think I could do it after 9, awesome hours of church today.

2 miles about 20 mins. YEAH!

Much Love

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Stearnzie Thirty DAY 4

I was especially excited for my run today. Until today, I was using my car to track my milage. Then I thought to myself, I bet the iPhone has an app for runners. Sure enough: iTrackMyRun. Its an app that uses GPS to track your milage among other things. There is a whole online community (crazy runners). Best of all, the app is FREE!

I get ready to run and I open the app, it then took about 15 seconds to acquire a signal, and I'm off! Oh wait, turn on the shuffle, Okay, Now Im off.

I took different path today so that I wouldn't know how far I was going in attempt to run further. I go until I can't move anymore and the anticipation to see how far I ran is killing me! I pull out my iPhone, which until this point was whipping back and fourth in my pocket (that thing is heavy), and I open the app..............

.2 miles! WHAT?!?!? That's discouraging. Apparently the app doesn't continue running when you lock your phone!

To the car I go. I ran 1.5 miles (hey its a little improvement) in 13:50.

I'm not the best at averages, so correct me if I'm wrong, that is a 9 minute mile. I shaved 5 seconds off.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Stearnzie Thirty DAY 3

This is what I look like after my run

Hey Friends,

Yesterday was a LONG day! I didn't think I would be motivated to run today, especially after waking up at 10AM. BUT, I did it. Im convinced its only because y'all are watching.

I timed myself at different points in my run:

.8 miles 7:49
1.0 miles 9:05
1.2 miles 11:25

I noticed today that the start of my run (first .8 miles) were a lot easier than yesterday and the second half was much harder.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Stearnzie Thirty DAY 2

As I looked at my schedule for today, I thought to myself, there is no way that I can fit in a run.

6:30- Bible Study
8-11- Work
11-3ish- Meetings at work
4- 9- Leading CRAVE
10-12 Sleepy Stearnzie

BUT, because I made this blog post yesterday, I knew I had to follow through. I rolled out of bed at 5:20 and ran 1.3 miles.

I feel good. I've already had 3 cups of coffee :) (I know Yazz, I need to cut back)

Day 2 = Success

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Stearnzie Thirty DAY 1

Hey Friends,

Exercise has always been a challenge for me (can anyone relate?) and after talking to my brother this morning, I was encouraged to try something new. I know what you're thinking, Oh John, another exercise/diet fad? Well, with my track record, I don't blame you! My brother started running 2.5 months ago and he has lost 30lbs! That's amazing!

I hate running. Once upon a time, I was going to run a half marathon with Riley and that just didn't work out. I think I lasted 3 runs. So, I'm going to be more realistic this time around. I am committing to run at least 1 mile a day for the next 30 days. My dad always told me that it takes 28 days to make a habit of something and that is what I am hoping to accomplish in this journey.

This is where I need your help. I'm going to blog every day to track my progress. Please do me a favor an invite people to join me in this challenge. I will need as much encouragement as I can get! The more people watching, the more accountable I will be to completing this huge task in front of me.

I ran my first mile today and I'm exhausted! Hopefully tomorrow will be a little better.


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