Skip to main content

Running Update

I had my best run so far last night. I jogged 4 km in 28:36. I had done 4 km before but recently I had been wimping out and walking for a bit in the middle of my runs. I say wimping out because before those runs I had pumped myself up to run the whole 4 km, but during the run I completely talked myself out of it. My pace for the runs I wimped out averaged about 6'40"/km. Today I ran at a pace of 7'07"/km. I felt much better the entire run. For right now, this is the pace I am going to try and stay at. I am really excited to run fast, but I need to be able to run 5 km first!

I am going to run one more 4 km this week and next week I am going to move on to 4.25 km!

Here are some pictures from a couple of my recent runs.

I am using the Nike + app to track my progress. I like it because it interrupts my music when I have completed a kilometer and it tells me the speed at which I ran at the same time. The app also allows you to track your progress from run to run and look back at your previous runs statistics. There is also an option to post the results of your runs on Facebook. I haven't done this yet, but I think I may start. I have a few friends that often post their runs on Facebook and regardless of the distance they have ran, I am always psyched to see that they were out being active. It motivates me to run. There is a way to add "friends" to the Nike + app. My sister has added me, but I'm still not sure how it all works :-) If you walk/run, I definitely recommend this app. Best of all, it's free!

Happy activity - whatever it is you choose to do!

Comments

  1. High fives! It's too bad we couldn't sync our runs and be able to talk each other out of talking ourselves out of the run. I do the same thing....

    ReplyDelete
  2. Aweaome job!! I'm starting on monday you are inspiring me!! Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  3. Awesome job!!! Also if you are interested in another App that is awesome try Runtastic Pro. I love it! I also love it because it will run in the background (and not kill your battery) and track your activity for the entire day!

    Becky

    ReplyDelete
  4. Way to go Jordan! And way to shut down your inner weasel! You are doing so good. If you can do 4K, then you'll have no trouble doing 5K. You should be so proud of yourself!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I have been inspired to get back on track with running. I finished my 3rd run yesterday on the "Couch to 5km" app. It felt great! I like it because it runs in the background and interrupts my music to tell me when to walk or run. I am playing around with the "Map my Run" app but haven't quite figured it out yet. Keep up the great work!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

What I'm wearing

After my Simons' flop, I recently picked up three pairs of jegging capris at Costco. I think they were about $16 each. I got them in grey (above), teal (also above), and white. I absolutely love them and have been wearing them like crazy. My favorite of the two outfits is the bottom one. The jean jacket is Mavi and I HIGHLY recommend it. In fact, I recently bought another. Exact same style, different wash. This jacket was recommended by both Deena and Christy, so you really can't go wrong. The scarf is one I picked up this spring (Gap). I heart orange and teal. Last week I mentioned trying to define my signature look and that bottom one pretty much encapsulates it. . .
And here it is again. LOVE this one too. Cardigan and scarf are recent purchases along with the grey tee (Old Navy). Jeans are old (American Eagle) and shoes are old (Nine West). I can't wait to recreate this one!
These. Jeans. (Gap). I can't get enough of them. I wore them to professional development o…

Calder Update

Has Calder ever gotten into sports the last couple of months!?! Below he is at a Rush lacrosse game with Hugh and his buddy Kohen. Calder has been watching baseball, lacrosse, and now the hockey playoffs like crazy. In fact, he has stopped asking to watch any of his "shows". He just wants to watch sports. Oh. . . and add NASCAR to that list. Our boy loves his cars. I don't think that will ever change!

Here is Calder's funniest shark tooth yet. His permanent tooth pushed through in front of his baby tooth!  It was like this for weeks. No gap toothed grin for this boy! Below is the day it fell out!
Calder is doing so well in school. His teacher speaks of what a great student he is. Hearing her say these things actually makes me wish he used a few more manners and a bit more kindness at home! LOL. But, if he is going to be on his best behavior somewhere, I want it to be when we aren't around. Although it was great to hear about Calder's learning successes at pa…

Nicknames

All of Hugh's hockey buddies call him "Hammy".

Hugh has been calling Calder "Ham" for a long time. I can't even remember when it started.

Calder started calling Boone "Bean" when he first came home from the hospital. That evolved into "Boone Dog", "The Dog", and just simply, "Dog".  Boone is not a fan of nicknames. Often after we use one of his he will say, "I not Da Dog, I just Boone." Hilarious.

Boone has called Lawson "Dawsie" from about month two. (He called her "baby" for the first two months.) Last week Boone called her Lawson for the first time ever. It took a long time for him to put the "L" on Lawson. He would repeat after us "La La La La, Dawsie". He has said "Lawson" twice since the momentous occasion last week, but I think he got too much attention for using it and has moved back to "Dawsie". "Dawsie" likely isn't going any…