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Friday, January 29, 2010

Signed, Sealed, Joined, I'm yours!

I did it! You are now reading the words of a member of 24hour fitness. It's more expensive than I thought, but I;m worth it, and I need it. I am also excited about my free consultation next week. I think I get measurements and what-not done, which will be nice to check compared to my last measuring.

Going there wasn't as bad as I imagined (gee, really?). It basically seems like everyone is busy doing their own thing, and I was there at mid-day, so meat-cake percentage was low. I am excited to add resistance training to my schedule again! It might mean a small increase in weight for a bit, but it is ultimately healthier, and will help me lose weight faster.

Which, speaking of weight, I weighed myself at 24hour today. It was a new scale for me, and so instead of noting my weight as a factfactfact, I am considering this my recalibration week. According to the 24hour fitness scale in the women's locker room, I am 191lbs! I know one or both of the scales I have now used could be wrong, but let's celebrate that weight anyways!


Okay, did a little celebration dance in my seat, back to blogging:)

Another cause for celebration is the run Kristi(awesomecoolroommate) and I did yesterday. We jogged about 2/3 of what I found out was a 3.6mile route! Running with Kristi is good for me because she can run faster and longer than I can, so I try not to slow her down, and speed up in the process!

Speaking of running...it's 5K time.

The end of January has snuck up on me. Out of nowhere. Like a fitness tiger who will bite off my head unless I run. Anywho.

I am designing my own training program. Most training programs are for beginners (they want me to start off with 10 minutes of running 3 days a week), but there are also intermediate ones (that want me to start with 3 miles 3 times a week). Neither of those really work for me.

So I have gotten out my paper and pens, and am trying to create a program. I know I want to run 3 days a week. Do I make them set run days? Do I switch it up every week? How long/far should I run?

I'm figuring it out. All I know is that at this moment I need to go buy myself a bed, and then do some resistance training. So I'm off until next time.

Anyone else training for something specific? What is your training program? Any tips?


  1. Hey Jess,

    I'm not sure if you remember me, my name is Rachel (koski), I'm a friend of Mandie and Emma. I randomly stumbled across your blog... Anyway, I totally recommend the couch-2-5K program on the cool running website (just google it). It got me off my butt and running a 5k in 9 weeks. Already it sounds like you can run farther than I could when I started. Hope that helps, and good luck.


  2. Oh, and they also have great programs for running the 10k, half and full marathons. I'm just starting to train for the 10k now. :)

  3. I'm not sure what the starting point is for the one I did, but it was called the Couch-To-5K. It probably does start really low, but since I could already run at least a mile without stopping, I started at that point instead of at the beginning...does that make sense? Also, Erika (housemate from last year who ran cross country) said that intervals are the best way to build endurance, and I think that's what the program does. Good luck!