Friday, March 31, 2006

I love running!!!

I'm loving this week off so far! And I love that spring is here! I did not wake up early enough to go to the gym. However, I went for a brisk walk after lunch at work today for about 3 miles. Then, when I got home, I quickly changed into my running gear & went for a run - 3.5 miles!!! I had to walk for brief periods for warm-up & cool-down. I had to walk in between running twice for about a minute each just work out the side stitches & muscle stiffness. Overall, I am really excited about this. The best part is, except for the usual muscle soreness, I'm not experiencing any real pain (knees, feet, shins, hips, etc.). I'm hoping I can keep this up so I can run more.

The only thing though is that I've been expelling this ammonia smell after running. It's really noticeable as soon as I get into the house. At first, it worried me thinking that I spilled something somewhere in the house, but I remember reading about this in tracker. According to, it's an indication that I need to eat more carbohydrates and that the ammonia smell means that I'm breaking down protein, which consists of ammonia, instead of the carbs. I guess the potato chips I had just before heading out for the run is not sufficient :). Anyways, this is something I need to work out. Maybe a fruit 30 minutes before running would suffice.

To get me more motivated on running, I subscribed to Runner's World magazine. I can't wait to get the next edition!


Thank God it's Friday!!!!

Things I would like to accomplish this weekend:
  1. Work out - maybe get another running session in there, weather permitting.
  2. Laundry
  3. Clean the house (esp. the kitchen floor, foyer floor, & the bathrooms)
  4. Shop - I'm in desperate need of new clothes. I still have pants that are too big on me that I still wear. Being 5'1, it's a pain to get pants since even at petite size, I still need to get it hemmed. I need to get pants that fit me!!!!
  5. Buy more protein powder & RTD protein drinks.
  6. Cook

Have a great weekend!!!


Miss Fit said...

AWESOME! So glad you're not feeling any pain. Have a great weekend and enjoy the glorious weather!!!

Donna said...

I HAVE to get outside for a run. You sound pumped! Isn't it great to be able to run without any pain at all. I like your list. Whenever I write things down, I tend to get them accomplished.

Melissa said...

Great job on the run girl! I wish we could all run together too, how nice would that be! Oh, as soon as I read about the ammonia smell I was like SAAAWEEEET! From what I've read and been told, that's GOOD! You worked your ass off! But yes, you need to refuel asap after your workout, more than ever when you're smelling the ammonia!! We get Runner's World too, very good mag!
You have a great weekend as well! :)

Teresa Miranda said...

Spring is the air!!! Looks like many of us are enjoying our week! Here is to another GREAT week!


Jennifer said...

I don't care what anyone will never hear me say that I love running! ha! Sorry I didn't comment earlier on this..but I just couldn't relate!'s great that you are actually enjoying it! was last week..time for a new post C!

chantal2bfit said...

LMAO...Jennifer - I can't believe I said that, but it's true! I think it's the spring fever!