The Williams Family Blog

Adventures in Starkville, Mississippi

C25k: Week 2 August 11, 2010

Filed under: Who Knows? — mariewillms @ 1:14 am

WE are still “running.”  I put running in quotes because what I do looks more like swimming upright and on land.  This week’s podcast has six 90-second running intervals, followed by a 2-minute, brisk walking interval.  I won’t lie:  Today was hard for me.  I blame it on the fact that I was under-hydrated.  I didn’t get the change to drink very much water at work today, and it is just so hot at school.  But don’t worry–I WILL be ready for our run on Thursday.

Matt, on the other hand, looked pretty good.  He invested in new running shoes last week, and I got some cute new workout capris.  Nothing like new accessories to motivate a body!


The Truth about Men and Women August 4, 2010

Filed under: Who Knows? — mariewillms @ 3:04 am

My husband likes to StumbleUpon quirky websites and such before bed.  So, when I wake up in the morning there are usually a couple webite links in my inbox.  Here is the comic strip from this morning. It’s so true and it made me feel better to know that I’m not the only irrational woman out there…..comment if you find this one accurate!

(StumbleUpon is also how we found out about hyperbole-and-a-half.  Another hilarious, LIFE-ALTERING blog.)


Couch to 5K: Week 1, Day 1 August 3, 2010

Filed under: Who Knows? — mariewillms @ 2:14 am

Just this weekend I went to a dear friend’s wedding, and caught up with some of my college friends.  Of course the wine and the gossip were flowing, and I left feeling nostalgic and all caught-up on some old friends who do a terrible job of posting their lives on Facebook/blogs.  Apparently, everyone is doing this Couch-to-5K and Marathon Makeover thing.  And as we stuffed our faces with the most decadent wedding cake I have ever tasted, we all laughed and swore we would never do any of that “running” crap, on principle alone….

Well, never say never, my friends.

Matt and I have been talking about how we need to get in shape and start eating healthy.  I thought I had him talked in to joining my lovely, air-conditioned, cable-TV accessible gym.  But as soon as I got home from the wedding, Matt turns to me and says, “So, there’s this app on the iPhone….” (oh, if I had a nickel for every conversation that begins this way)…”and I was thinking we could do the Couch-to-5K workout!  Look–It tracks our progress…”

Today was Day 1, and I didn’t die.  Matt, of course, had everything prepared.  Last night, he downloaded a Podrunner podcast for Week 1 on our iPods.  So today we synced our iPods and took off.  We went to the indoor track at the Sportsplex, of course, because it was dangerously hot outside today. It was twenty minutes of running and walking intervals, and the podcast had a signal that told you when to walk and when to run.  It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be (I say that now; tomorrow will tell a different story).  Just when I thought my calves were going to explode, the tempo would change and I knew it was time to walk again. Just have to make it through three more times this week, and we get promoted to week 2.

Stay tuned….this is bound to get funny!