Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Running Sunday was...well, running. Actually, running. More running than walking, which is a first, maybe ever.

I talked to Kayle about how to train and she just decided to push me. We ran first until I said stop, which was around 5 minutes. After that, she'd make me run after only a few minutes of walking (after I became less lightheaded) and then she'd make me run farther than I wanted to. It was unpleasant, but really good at the same time! I felt like I could do it, while I know it's still a long way away, I will be able to run this thing. She's talking about signing us up for a 5K in October. We ran again today...after swimming. It was tough, but I ran it. I can run for about 5 minutes before I have to stop, but as long as I don't walk very long, I'm happy with it. Today when I ran, my lungs didn't burn as badly, so I'm making progress...and enjoying it, while only slightly more.

We've done a good job of "hitting it hard" but we haven't done abs in the past few days. We need to start back with that. Our bike ride yesterday went well and I enjoyed our swim today. It's slow moving, but we will get there.

So, the big triathlon news these days is that J. Lo just completed her first triathlon...in Malibu. Tough life, huh J. Lo? Anyway, she finished a half mile swim, an 18 mile bike and a 4 mile swim in 2 hours, 23 minutes and 38 seconds. Kayle and I have decided we need to finish in less than 2 hours and 23 minutes. We are competitive at all. I think we can do it, though. In the same race, Matthew McConaughey finished in an hour and a half. We also decided if we were running a race with him, we might be able to finish in an hour and a half just to keep up with his shirtless body. Too bad he's a Texas fan...

That's the news folks...

1 comment:

Rob said...

Great Job with the running Jessica. Oh, how I envy you for being able to run like you did. Your're making some great progress. The way you and Kayle run is what I was starting to do before I started with my knee problems. According to my trainer that is a good way to train for the triathlon. I'll be checking back to continue to see your progress.
You are a great motivator for me. Also thanks again for the comment and nice words.
I have the MRI done on the knee this upcoming Tuesday and I should know by the 1st as to what if any serious damage is done. If all looks OK I hope to get back to my cardio training and that including some good running. Oh how i love to be outdoors this time of year.
As it stands now I hope to start training for April's triathlon in December. Brad, my trainer, says that all I should need is a good 4 months of some heavy training to be able to complete. For some reason I am a OK with the bike portion but need work on the running mostly. Now I can swim but will need a bit more work on the open water aspect of it.
You'll have to let me know how the other part of your training for the triathlon is going as well.
Got to sleep now.
Keep up the great work!