Wednesday, August 18, 2010

C25K Graduate

I have finished the C25K program, but I am still working on perfecting my time. I run about 3 miles in 30 minutes, sometimes more like 2.75 miles, so my time could use some work. I take walk breaks sometimes for 2 to 3 minutes when I really feel like I need to. I am still very happy with the distance I am able to cover and how good I feel running. Loosening up on myself and being a bit more easy going about the program has made running more fun for me. Some runs are better than others, but the key for me is just doing it 3 days a week no matter what is going on or how I feel.

This week I have stepped up the strength building. I am mostly working on upper body and core strength. It feels good. This is a part of my fitness program that I have neglected at times.

Yesterday I made BBQ Kale Chips...

BBQ Kale Chips

1 T Mesquite BBQ seasonings (garlic, onion powder, cumin, paprika, pepper)
1 t Splenda
3 cups Kale removed from stems and washed
Nonstick spray

Set oven to 300. I used a premade Mesquite rub, but you can easily mix your own seasonings. After preparing kale, place one layer on sprayed cookie sheet. Spray kale with nonstick spray and sprinkle with Splenda and BBQ seasonings. Bake for 20-25 minutes.


Big Clyde said...

This is great! I never finished the c25k program, so I am very impressed.

Christine said...

You kick my 5k time's ass. I thought I was doing moderately well for finishing in about 35:00. Go you!

Madame Cur said...

Big Clyde - I am always impressed when you refer to your 5K route. I do not always make the distance, but I do always run and walk for 30 minutes.

Christine - You are probably following the program better than I. From the start I did not follow advice about being able to maintain a conversation while running. I know that I have ran too far too fast sometimes and paid later. I just love the feeling of running or I probably would have given up by now. Don't every put your pace down! You are running, that is what matters!

Alan (Pounds Off Playoff) said...

MC, congratulations on your accomplishment with C25K.

I'm now following your blog. Keep up the good work.