Wednesday, April 6, 2011

It's fun to stay at the YMCA!

As I told you yesterday.....Tim and I joined a Running Club! Yep! haha!

Tim and I have always been "workout people" but never "running people". I could go on the elliptical machine or do an aerobics or taebo class for an hour....but run outside for an hour??? Nah! No way!

So we were both exited when our downtown YMCA offered a running club. Several people have asked what exactly we do in the running club? I had no idea what we would be doing....

I just signed up and hoped I wouldn't die!


We have an instructor that takes us out on our runs. She is the bomb.com when it comes to running. She does marathons and such.....you know....the easy stuff! We meet twice a week for 45 minutes. We go outside and do our runs. She told us we will do our runs rain or shine! Oh joy! :) On our Monday meeting it was a stinkin wind storm outside and we still ran!!!

(i will confess, i wanted to quit in the middle of it! tim told me i couldn't quit. shucks.)


We only meet twice a week.....but she gives us homework between our meetings.


I really enjoy running downtown. Lots of things to look at during the run to keep me going. Cool buildings, interesting people, cupcake shops luring me in.....doh! Just kidding. I didn't jog into any cupcake shops.


I do have to be aware so that I don't fall into any potholes or anything. That would be embarrassing. Speaking of embarrassing.....I'm really glad I'm not the slowest one in our group. I was really worried about being left behind. I stay in the middle of the pack. Husband leaves me and runs at the front. I thought about being mad....but then I remember he is almost 6' 3 tall and it would be silly for him to run as slow as me. Plus, I want him to be able to get the most out of his workouts as possible.

So, I'm okay with it.

We recently joined our downtown YMCA and we LOVE it so far. They offer so much! There is always something going on for me to be involved in. I have to have that.....cause I get bored easily with the same ole workouts. I love having those options. :) Besides....Tim and I enjoy saying "let's go to the YMCA" in a sing song voice. And by saying us, I mean me.


Oh and I almost forgot to tell you this: at the end of our running club, we are running in a 5K together in June! So we will have graduated. The YMCA gives us a shirt and everything! I love getting free t-shirts.

Lastly, Mr. Tim got me a surprise! I had a package waiting for me when I got home from work yesterday. He got me my very own pink Camelbak water bottle!!!!! I was pumped! Tim has a green one and I have always wanted one too. They are the best water bottles ever....but they are a little pricey, that's why I never bought one for myself. It was so thoughtful of him!


Today is a Running Club day! :) Wish me luck! It's not windy out today....so I think I will do A LOT better. I hope.


HUGS!

Amanda

15 comments:

Kristin said...

Very exciting! I commend you, I am not a runner either!! Hope you have a wonderful run today :)

Jessica said...

Yay! How exciting! I'll be running my first 5K next week. I'm pumped, you can totally do it.

Ria @ Life as a Wife! said...

YOU GO GIRL! Love the extra motivation with the water bottle... :) That would make me happy too!

Rebekah said...

Go you! A running club sounds cool, but I'm not sure I would like it. I really like C25K right now! I really want a Camelbak water bottle, but I don't want to pay the price. Maybe some day!

Theresa said...

How fun to do something like that with your hubby! I am so not a runner but admire those that are. Enjoy!

Sarah @Newlywed and Decorating said...

I'm so impressed with you guys! I would have died! Keep up the awesome workouts!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

This sounds great! I need something like that to keep me motivated and make me exercise! Otherwise, I am so bad at doing any exercise at all!

Stephanie M. Page said...

Good Luck!! I played soccer and can run for a purpose, but it is hard to just run to run!! I am excited to hear if you fall in love with running or not! =)

Jenni @ Story of My Life said...

GOOD LUCK GIRL!! I can't run to save my life... like, literally!! I am hacking and almost dead after about 5 minutes!! It's pretty pathetic. I'm sure you'll do much better than I would! ;)

Michaela said...

Awesome! Good luck! I'm the worst runner ever!!!
Those water bottles are awesome. I drink so much more water now that I have one (:

Emily said...

I am just getting caught up on my all blog reading and wow! I could never do a running club I fear! I just hate running that much! have fun! :)

Megan said...

Awwww, this sounds like SO much fun! I think I would like running if I was in a club!

Kimberly {YeP, they are all mine} said...

Good for you! I've dabbled with running here and there, but always lose motivation...perhaps I should find a group, too...

~Lindsay~ said...

That's awesome Amanda!! I didn't even know they had running clubs in Springfield. Maybe I'll try to join up. :) You can do it; 5ks are fun, and one day you'll be able to do a half marathon, maybe even a marathon! I've done several 5ks and never thought I'd be able to half marathon. Keep up the good work running! :)

Michelle (michabella) said...

This is AWESOME! I wish I knew of one around here! I run 5k's by myself... A running group would be so fun!!!! Enjoy! I am so glad you are doing well in it too! :)