It happened. Pretty good days. I can't believe I'm almost done.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
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.
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Sunday, September 27, 2009
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Saturday, September 26, 2009
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)
Posted by stearnzie at 7:38 PM
Friday, September 25, 2009
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.
Posted by stearnzie at 11:48 AM
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
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 http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/ (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
Posted by stearnzie at 8:32 AM
Monday, September 21, 2009
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!
Posted by stearnzie at 4:24 PM
Saturday, September 19, 2009
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.
Posted by stearnzie at 5:04 PM
Friday, September 18, 2009
Ok, so I'm in Dallas right now leading worship for New Life Ministries http://newlifeweekend.com 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.
Posted by stearnzie at 9:33 AM
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009
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Monday, September 14, 2009
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.
Posted by stearnzie at 3:17 PM
Sunday, September 13, 2009
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Saturday, September 12, 2009
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.
Posted by stearnzie at 10:31 AM
Friday, September 11, 2009
This is what I look like after my run
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.
Posted by stearnzie at 1:30 PM
Thursday, September 10, 2009
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
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
Posted by stearnzie at 8:46 AM
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
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.
Posted by stearnzie at 11:49 AM
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