Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Just Braggin' ;o)

So.. I didn't get to do spinn class tonight. I spaced it yesterday and forgot to call. It's kind of a pain. You have to call no sooner than 24 hours before the class to reserve your spot. Since class starts at 6:30, this means that if you don't call between 6:30 and 6:40, you won't get in. Last night I was taking dinner to a friend who just had a baby and missed the 10 minute window! CRAP!! So today I decided I would go to the gym anyway and work out on the treadmill. I've done treadmill classes in the past and have also noticed my spinn instructors seem to be printing workouts off the internet so I thought I'd google "5 mile treadmill workouts." I LOVE GOOGLING!!! So... I found a workout that was just incline. Pick your pace, increase incline... it looked like this:
1 mile 1% [incline]
.75 mile 2% [incline]
.5 mile 3% [incline]
.5 mile 4% [incline]
.5 mile 3% [incline]
.75 mile 2% [incline]
1 mile 1% [incline]
For a total of 5 miles. ALL WITH INCLINE!!
So I headed over to the gym determined to do this. I am going to admit that I have not ran except for one time since the half marathon in November!! Yeah... I know.. total slacker. I've been spinning 3 times a week and doing p90x 5-6 days a week... it's just cold outside and I was injured after the 1/2... anyway... I arrived at the gym completely unsure what my pace would be. I'm not really a fan of treadmill AKA dreadmill running HOWEVER... I was AMAZED at how eager my body was to run! I was able to run the entire 5 miles at 6.5 MPH!! AND I did the incline!!! 5 miles in 46 minutes and 10 seconds WITH incline!! I'm SO EXCITED!!!!
One year ago I was just starting to run. I was running for 3 minutes at a time at 4.5 mph back then!! Isn't it amazing how much can change in one year?

7 comments:

Kristie said...

Great job! Doesn't that just pump you up!?

Melissa said...

oh my gosh, just thinking about that makes me tired! you are AWESOME!

Spitfire said...

You are a rock star! I cannot wait until I'm closer to goal, then at goal....I'll be a rock star too! LOL
You have NO IDEA how motivating you are, you're such an amazing inspiration! xo

Heather Brown said...

thats awesome. what an inspiration you are to everyone around you! before i was prego i was doin 4 miles without getting tired. now i get to like mile 1.5 and im dead... so i have just been walking at a 3.2-3.5 incline between 7-10 for 60 min. let me tell you that has been kickin my trash!

WeightWatcher Mama said...

that is awesome! I would be sooooo scared to try an incline!

Brittney said...

That is amazing! you have inspired me ...I was one of your friend on weightlosswars..and saw you had a blog thingy here..so I started one its helped! I still have a few to lose..but love reading your post! keep it up girl!

I really would like ot have great looking abs.."wouldnt we all" lol by this summer. do you have any advice? I am going to start monday doing 250 crunches in the morning and 250 at night. if you have any other advice let me know!! thanks!

Lori's Losing it! said...

Karilynn, YOu are such an inspiration! This is exactly what I needed to read today, on day 2 of my run training. You have come so far and because you did, I know I can too!! Thanks so much for taking the time you do to help others reach their goals :o)