Everything is starting to come together. First thing first, I have to thank Lisa at http://lcmancinichallenge.blogspot.com/ It's because of her that I found the fitblogger challenge where I won my own MyTrak, and of course, a big thank you to Fitblogger and Mytrak. I couldn't believe it, I never ever win anything. This made my day. If you don't know what I'm talking about check out: http://fitblogger.ca/mytrak-summer-challenge/. I couldn't be more thrilled. I'm looking forward to learning how to use it, and it will make getting rid of these pesky 100 pounds of fat so much easier. Last week I made a goal to do every day of the 5k program and to drink more water, which I failed on the 5k program. I did drink more water and was so happy with myself when we went out to eat and I ordered water. If you know me, you would know I'm a diet coke junkie and not a big fan of water. So, major victory! This week my goal will be to follow the 5k in 100 days, which I talk about below, and to continue with drinking the water.
Regarding my first 5k, I signed up a while ago to do a 5k in 100 days at http://www.bradgansberg.com/5k_in_100_days_free_info.html. I kind of forgot about it, because he was working with his attorney to get some paperwork done so that he could do the program. This was back in March, and I just got an email from him last week telling me that he was ready to get the program started. I've sent in my paperwork and will be following his program starting today. He lays out a weekly program to follow, and he posts weekly videos about what to work on while training. He emphasizes the importance of stretching, warm up and cool down and what type of shoes to wear, etc. Basically, it's the perfect program for a newbie such as myself. The main reason I'm doing this program over SparkPeople is because he is interested in going slowly, and building the muscles that we need for running to prevent injury. Since I'm new to running and I know my weight is causing a tremendous amount of strain, I need to go as slow as possible, while still making progress for the ultimate goal. Besides, I need more time to raise money for my goals :) Which Mytrak takes care of some of them. Yipee!
I hope that everyone is having a wonderful 3 day weekend, and I would like to say a big Thank You to all of the veterans and servicemen and women out there for helping make America a wonderful place to call home!