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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

progress

Feels like I'm always bribing my kid with "special treats" to get photos of him, but it never works. The minute I put the camera up to my face, he looks away. It's very frustrating. Anyways, we had a lot of sun yesterday (and today too) and so I tried to get some pictures with full sun.

Above: eye contact...good, but dang those pin lights. I need to get him to look up at me. Still trying to achieve catch lights with him. I don't know why I even try.

Above: a second later and he's off to come down to where I am.

Above: My little hurricane mess.

I finally have an update on my 'Couch 2 5k' training. I haven't been reporting because I have shamelessly fallen behind. I have been stuck on week six for three weeks now because I have only had time to run once a week.

I am happy to report that tonight was the second time I've run this week and I am up to running 10 minutes straight (in three intervals of walk 2 minutes, run 10 minutes). I know it doesn't sound like much, but I count it as an achievement. It's hard to run with 25 extra pounds on my 5'3 and 1/8" (yes...every 1/8" counts when you are this short) frame.

I don't think I'll make the actual run, but I was able to do 3.1 miles in about 39 minutes of run/walking. Again, doesn't sound like much, but it's something I haven't been able to do in a long time.

6 comments:

Hiyana said...

Your son is adorable, and your pictures are great!

Talk about being short. I'm 5'; yep, just 5'... I can't even say I'm a mm taller. :(

Marketing Mama said...

Those are cute pics! Congrats on making progress on your running - that's great, even if it's not as fast as you thought it would be. :)

michelle said...

i love the face pic of roro. he's such a stinker! and you can do that run/walk. who cares if you have to run/walk, u still did it! :)

pakou said...

I agree with you that when you're short, every cm counts :-). Good job to you for making progress on running!

Staci said...

congrats on your c to 5k progress! I did the program a few months ago and ended up running a 10k! I had NEVER been a runner before this program and it absolutely worked, so keep up the hard work!
(found your blog from the nest photo board =)

shoua said...

I think if I had kids I'd have to bribe them as well... :) Way to go on C25K. I start wk4, I've stalled on wk 2&3 foreeever, I got busy and running moved down on the list of priorities.