Thursday, August 23, 2007

And so I begin.. the first goal = a 5K...

Last night, after watching Anchorwoman and blogging about it (I couldn't help it, I was too excited about it) I went to the little gym that is at my apartment complex. It is nothing compared to the Rec Center at UNT as the gym equipment is a bit older, but it gets the job done. I did 20 minutes on a slider stair type machine (I have no idea what it is called) and then did about 20 minutes on the treadmill. After that, I stretched and remembered that I did not do that before all of that running. It is ok though because as I read more today about beginning running and whatnot, I have found that it is just suggested that you do some brisk walking prior to your workout opposed to formal stretching as a warm up. That is fine with me because when I was in High School, the warm up would take up all of my free energy. I think that it is still a good idea to stretch during some point because it is good for the body and also improves flexibility, and that can never hurt.

Today, I brought my 3 liter bottle of water to work because the water in Denton is nasty because the lake is turning and tastes like dirt. I have learned in the past that hydration is key, so it is my goal to drink as much water as possible during the day in order to properly hydrate my body. Usually, I would not have a problem with this, but getting up every 20 minutes to run to the bathroom is not pleasant. :)

Tonight, after the Big Brother eviction (most likely Jen), I will probably hit the gym again for another 40 minute session.. Maybe focusing more on the treadmill because I really enjoyed that part last night.
My first running goal is to complete a 5K run. This is should be an easily obtainable goal. Right now, I am just going to focus on getting my body in shape and ready to do all of this work. I think that there is a Turkey Trot on campus around Thanksgiving and if I am ready, I may try that... But for now, I am just going to start working on establishing a routine.

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