Week One... CHECK!

So this evening I completed week one of the C25K! I am so excited that I've got the first week out of the way. I don't think I've actually ran since high school, and that was 9 years ago. Even in high school while playing sports I was never good at running. I remember one trimester my freshman year where I absolutely loved running, but that was a short lived love affair. Again tonight, as with the other times I've run this week, I was surprised that I am still enjoying this whole running attempt thing. My interval time was 12:18 tonight and I was quite pleased. Now don't get me wrong, I know that 12:18 is a really slow time for running, but given the fact that I've been out of the game for over 9 years and have gained about a billion pounds since then, 12:18 is great for me. I know I said I didn't want to take Amelia with me anymore but she begged me and promised to be a good girl (she took her stick pony to ride). I can take Amelia ANYWHERE, anytime of the day and she behaves very well. I frequently get compliments in restaurants and stores on how well behaved she is, but she has officially been banned from my track visits. She lasted the first three intervals before she started crying and yelling that she wanted to go home. My interval time slowed down a bit since I had to sit her down and run back and forth on the straight stretch instead of going around. I think I will do a couple more days on week one even though I have technically finished. I will start with week two on my Monday weigh in day.

This weekend is another busy one, and I'm not too happy about that. While I will enjoy most of the things on the agenda... I really just want to wake up, exercise and spend the rest of the days lounging about watching TV and playing with Amelia. I am pretty sure it will be retirement before I get a weekend like that. I always feel like I'm catching up on things or spending time with people since I don't have a lot of extra hours during the week. Tomorrow we are going to a Jack&Jill wedding shower and I am SO EXCITED to celebrate the wonderful couple. Tara has been a great friend for years and years, and while we don't always get to see one another I always enjoy the times we get to catch up. Her wonderful fiance is such a nice guy and they make one amazing couple. The love just radiates from them. Mark's brother Gerwai and his family are in town from Florida for a couple of weeks. I am really looking forward to spending time with them. I wish it was any other time during the year so I could take some vacation time. Typically, unless you are getting married or are in a wedding (and I used this last year) we aren't generally allowed to take days off in the summer. In the past I might have been able to take a day here or there but with all of the changes and short staffing going on I just can't be away from the office. I believe I have Mark talked into a trip over their way next summer!. One of my Grandmas lives over there as well so we could make an extended trip and spend a good amount of time with everyone.

My baby sister Grace turned 20 this week. She is growing up to be quite a wonderful young lady. For some reason I had a hard time shopping for her, which is a total first. She ended up with clothes from Romy and MAC make up.
Little Gracie on her 20th birthday! Mom made her a strawberry rhubarb pie and Mark made her a peanut butter mousse pie (all by himself). Both desserts were amazing and I ate way too much :) 

While we were shopping for Grace, Mark and Amelia had a little fun...
They are so funny!

Mark's birthday is next week on the 20th and I'm completely bummed... I'm pretty sure his present isn't going to arrive in time and I ordered it weeks ago. SAD! Amelia and I have projects to work on tomorrow morning for Father's Day. I always love making things with her, she gets so excited to do craft projects.

I think it's time for bed. It is incredibly late and I want to wake up bright and early to start my morning off with a lengthy walk! Hope you all have a great evening.

Ashley Elizabeth


  1. Great job finishing week one and I don't care what anyone else say's 12'18" is great :) Keep it up.

  2. Thank you very much! I think I found a 5k that I want to do in August. I might have to walk some but it is more of a fun un-timed race.