Today is the day everyone… Yes, Superbowl Sunday. The day when the whole world watches as America’s finest football players take the field and battle it out for the title of World Champions. And everyone at home eats themselves silly and falls asleep for a half time nap (at least that’s what I do!). But today is an especially important day for me. After 10:00 PM this evening football season will be officially OVER!!!! Don’t get me wrong, I was born and raised a Pittsburgh gal, and I love me some Steelers… within reason! I know, I know.. technically the Steelers had a shot at making the playoffs until the very very end of that KC/San Diego game (hot button topic, I know!), but I live on the realistic side of things. In my opinion, the Steelers season was just about over by week 6, when they had a 2 – 4 record. Even if they made the playoffs, I was under no false impression that we’d be seeing them anywhere near the Superbowl. But, I am certainly not any sort of football expert and I digress. Why, might you ask, am I so very excited to see football season come to an end? Because my life will not have to revolve around it. My TV will not be perpetually tuned to some sort of football.. Monday night, Thursday night, College and of course ALL DAY SUNDAY!! I won’t have to wake up to my husband tweeting about this player or that player or be awoken at midnight on a weeknight because someone wants to trade a fantasy player and the proposed trade is just BEYOND outrageous! My life will be at peace for an entire 7 months. And of course, it’s time for my favorite team to take center stage at least until baseball season.. the Penguins :).
So back to the real reason for this blog.. running!! Last week I set a goal to add in one or two more days of physical activity. In addition to completing all 3 walk/run training session, I managed to sneak in a little cardio and strength training on Friday night. So I KINDA made my goal. I really wanted to get a jump start on this week and head out to the gym this morning for a little bike riding and strength training again, but I was pretty sore this morning. I guess that little extra work out kicked my behind!!
This week’s training sessions included running a minute between walking sessions. Doesn’t seem like much, right? WRONG! I was hoping that by the third session it would be a breeze, but that didn’t really happen. It was easier for the first 4 cycles, but for the last 4 not so much. Next week’s plan includes running for 1.5 minutes at a time and I’m not really sure how I’m going to make it! I still can’t picture myself running an entire 5K through the hills of Pittsburgh. But we’re gonna stick to this one week at a time thing for now.
My best bud Kelsey is doing an awesome job at also staying on track and keeping us motivated. We’re still sending pictures of our completed work outs, but she also likes to send me some pretty funny sayings and pictures that are beyond appropriate at the time. If I can figure out how to do it, maybe I’ll start posting them on here for extra motivation!
I know we all have a Superbowl to watch so I’ll rap it up here. My goals for this week? Complete all 3 run/walk training sessions and get in TWO extra work out sessions during the week. Also, I’m still working on a way to increase my “steps” on days I don’t have a training session. So this week, I plan on taking the stairs up to my desk, walking to the “far away” bathroom at work and maybe taking a few laps around the office during my lunch. But for now, I bid you all a fun-filled evening of buffalo chicken dip and really expensive commercials :).