Posts Categorized: Check-In

Why I Run

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Before you read my blog, I implore you to read this link: It has been a little over a year since I began my running journey. In that time I have lost over 100lbs, gained a lot of muscle and have made healthier choices when choosing food, drink, etc. I look better, I feel better. […]

Still Running!

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I realized it’s been awhile since I have posted. I didn’t stop running! Quite the contrary! Since my last post I’ve done two more 5K’s, Run or Dye and The Peace, Love, Run 5K. I’ve also continued training and have continued to lose weight. I’m down to about 235 now and still dropping. I’m only […]

Back to 10K Training

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Back to 10k training! As you might have noticed I’ve not posted a 10k Training blog in a week or so. This doesn’t mean I haven’t been running! I ran the races and as well, I’ve run with a couple of other runners, one who is just starting C25K and another who is just finishing. […]

C25K Completion!

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I finished the C25K Regimen today and went out with a bang. I had not been hitting my mile times so today I decided I’d run the full 3 miles no matter how long it took. I slowed my pace and got comfortable and got there. It is hard for me to believe that eight […]

Week 7 Check-In

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Overall I think week 7 went pretty well. I did not hit the 2.5 mile distance requirement but I met every time requirement which I feel is more important. You can also see my time diminished over the week which means I got a little faster by end week. I changed up the trails I […]


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Week 6 was a challenge. An upper respiratory infection combined with lack of sleep made things more challenging. The anomaly is that in the week’s first two runs my times actually improved. I began wondering if I was competing with myself a little too much and perhaps that was causing fatigue in addition to being […]

Week 5 Check-In

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Week 5 went pretty well over all and considering some challenges. I spent most of the week sick with a bad upper respiratory infection which I’m still fighting. (I rare take antibiotics so they take a little longer to get over but I get them less frequently than when I did take them). Monday’s run […]

Week 4 Check-In

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Started off the week worried I’d have some issues with Week 4 but much to my surprise it went very well. My pace is coming around nicely and I’m able to get focused faster which leads to less fatigue. Monday was great, I really surprised myself on the first run of the regimen. Day two […]

Week 3 Check-In

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Week 3 was difficult. I struggled through all three days and on the final day I hurt my left knee pretty bad and then agitated it later that night dancing. I’ve had knee surgery on that knee in the past, when I was about seventeen. I felt fatigued and just plain tired. My head was […]

Week 1 & 2 Check-In

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This check-in covers the first two weeks. I feel like I started off the C25K regimen pushing myself too hard. I was worrying more about time and distance and had to learn to let go of the competition and instead focus on my rhythm and pace no matter how slow. I’ve gotten better at this. […]