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running… navy style.

so, in my gym time tonight,
i made a decision.
as it’s nights, and i prefer/wish/like to do 2 works outs per shift (one at the beginning and one at the end) i decided that my second workout of the shift and the times that i happen to get to the gym/workout on my off days i’m going to do PRT practice.
our PRT schedule starts 29April and i want to get a super high score.
for those that don’t know – PRT is physical readiness test…
we get scored in our ability to do pushups, situps, and running the mile and a half…
my last one i didn’t do as well as i’d wanted…
and i also did it on the bike. .
my last practice one, i pushed myself super hard, but then almost threw up, so i had to back off a little bit..
and didn’t get as high as i wanted 😦
so, i figure if i start practicing… granted i don’t have much time left… i just realized how late in the month it is… *sigh*
if i take the latest availability – which is may 16, i have 3 weeks to practice…
i’m all over it!!!
like white on rice!!

but, my goal is:
85 situps, 35 pushups, and my mile and a half in 13:30.
i prefer to run outside, i really do — vs the treadmill, but. . . our track is 2 feet wide, and you have a ton of people trying to run at the same time … and it’s just not smooth and even and flat… so, it’s kind of unsafe… so, rather than — i don’t know – sprain my ankle again, like i did last time – i’ll just run it on the treadmill…
better that than nothin – right?

go me!


running and running and running


i’ve complained about it before, indeed i have..

and i’ve finallllllyyyyyyyyyyyyyy conquered my running demons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i’ve been running 3x a week for 2 months… (for the most part)

and i’ve been struggling. tremendously.

*le sigh*

friday, i ran for 2 miles before i walked… and i was planning on walking the 2 miles back, but i ended up running more than i anticipated!!!

today; i realized that i see my husband in two weeks.

and i look awful. i don’t look like i’ve been running for 2 months… which i guess isn’t that long — but it seems forever long to me!!!

so, instead of just doing the running 3/week — i’m going to be going to the gym every day, on tues & thurs after school… and thennnnn i might also go after school on mondays and wednesdays too… my only issue is the lack of workout clothes and the amount i sweat, and the fact that this isn’t my house, so i can’t do laundry as often as i would need to… i went today to look at some new workout clothes, and did not have any luck…

boooo hissssss
can i just tell you how difficult it is to find a sports bra that works for me… as it is, i have to wear 2 of them right now…
i wish i didn’t have to, b/c at the end of my workout (and my sweatiness) it’s difficult to get those off… ((tmi??))
 so, yeah. . .

but today, i ran a mile and a half — then did

50 crunches
12 pushups
1 min plank
30 sec side plank (1 side)
1 min bridge
30 sec side plank (2nd side)
15 pushups
1 min plank
30 sec side plank (both sides)
50 crunches
1 min plank
2 min bridge
50 crunches
50 oblique twists w/15 lb weights
then ran a mile and a half back

and wouldn’t ya know it – i feel fatter at the end of the day than i did at the beginning.. and that was before i ate anything… (well yogurt for breakfast after my workout)

so i have two more workouts in the plan for the week; we’ll see how those work…

i have to either get over the fact that i’m going to have to wash clothes more often (i don’t wanna get bitched at for wearing shorts instead of my capris; and i only have two pairs)
or i’m going to have to just get more stuff….
which means spending money that i shouldn’t spend………


there is no proper ending for this blog.

the end.

~peace out yo

Run Forrest Runnnn

So, in order to get my wobbly butt into shape, i decided to take up running. . . b/c i need to be able to run – for the PRT… granted, i have no problems passing it anytime i take it, but i would like to be better. and i would like to be less jiggly… { i have seen SOME results… but, without a scale, i can only see the way some of my clothes fit better… i still feel quite flabby… and very untoned…}
i know that i need to exercise more than just running; but my main concern is running… i want to be a good runner… unfortunately . . . i’m not. 

i have been running every monday, wednesday & friday since i got to virginia. . . i should be infinitely better than i am… but — i’m not. i run 2 – 4 miles 3 times per week… unfortunately a lot of that ‘running’ is walking – b/c i get the infamous side cramp, or some part of my body just HURTS… and i really hate hurting so badly!!! plus i want to get the lean look that runners have… *sigh*

on some days, i run to the gym, and do a mini workout ((mainly abs)), then i run back to the schoolhouse…

i am 98% positive that my running form is AWFUL… but, i don’t know what i can do about it. . .

i got new shoes when i got here, b/c i was getting shin splints every single time i ran… so i got RYKA brand shoes… they seemed like a good choice, well; they still seem like a good choice, i don’t get shin splints anymore… and they breathe very well… which makes my feet not feel sweaty… which of course is always a good thing.. .

so anyways, with all of that information — my point is that i was unable to run the week before last; and i got punched in the hip last weekend, but i started back up last week, did it my 3 days; and then today being monday – was my next day running…as i was running… both of my hips felt like they were locking up. . . it felt so constricted… like they were folding in on themselves… it hurt so bad… 😦


we started something new today – which was the same day that i was going to add a structured workout regimen to my thrice weekly routine. . . but we had to meet up with the rest of the command and do our ‘warm up’ with them. . . which felt like an actual workout to me. . . so, that kind of kept me from doing my gym routine in the middle; b/c of the time that it took. . . which just means that i’ll have to start it up on tuesdays and thursdays and one day during the weekend… no big deal; i just ahve to actually discipline myself to work out every day but one… *sigh* i suppose if i don’t wanna feel fat; i gotta work harder? yeahhh… thought so. . .


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