I am trying to work on my speed some as well. But what I do is just run faster than I am accumstomed to during my run segments. I have lost 13 pounds in the last two months and I can tell. But what is great is when someone else notices it. A friend today said, "you have lost some weight haven't you"? That made my day! I am also trying to start out slow and pick up the pace. I seem to start fast like most newbies do. I guess it is because I am not tired when I get started. Since I bought my Garmin I have been able to better pace myself. But still struggle with starting out slow and finishing fast. Here are my stats for today.
Mile 1 - 15:51 (started out walking with friends)
Mile 2 - 13:43
Mile 3 - 13:54
Total time was 43.29. Probably could have done better but I was just happy to be out there! I know that I will improve as I lose more weight. Speaking of Garmin - someone told me she had named hers. Maybe I will name mine. Not sure what. Will have to think of something cute and creative - that may take a while for this brain people! :)
Anyone who knows me knows I love gadgets. Well, this is not actually a gadget but I love it just the same. I got a Road ID. It is pretty enough to wear all the time and I do. You never know when I might just take off running. he he....
Well this is all for today folks. I am picking up my two great nieces (who are like my grandchildren - I love them that much) and keeping them tonight. I am trying to encourage them to play more outside, weather permitting, and not stare at the TV so much. I don't want them to grow up a couch potato like I did!
Oh BTW - for you Spark people - I just downloaded the spark app for my BB and I am in love!!! I have been waiting a long time for this. Now I can record my food, water, and exercise ANYWHERE. No excuses now people! I will always have my food log with me. Yea! (it doesn't take much to excite me).