Sunday, April 17, 2011

Guess what I did??

Happy Sunday.  I guess.  I'm not feeling too happy today.  It's been an off weekend for me.  Woke up yesterday feeling a little under the weather.  I think the up and down weather is to blame.  It's really the only time I don't feel well.

I did manage a 5 mile run/walk this morning.  I really shouldn't have gone.  I ran 3 miles and walked the last 2 miles.  I finished in 1 hour 4 mins which really isn't too bad considering.  My mind and body wasn't in it today.

But guess what I did on Friday?  Want to know?  I signed up with a personal trainer!  Oh yes I did!  I had a free session last Friday at Cardinal Fitness.  I belong to Bally's but my membership will be up in a few months and personal training there is about $50 per session.  I cannot afford that.  But cardinal was having a special for tax day and if you bought the sessions last Friday, they were $25 per session.  For a full hour!

And did I tell you the personal trainer I ended up with is actually a runner?  He ran the Chicago Marathon in 2008.  He was really excited when he found out I am a runner and signed up for the marathon this year.  He asked if he could write my training program for it because he is trying to get certified as a running coach!  What!?!  How did I end up with this guy!  This is perfect!  I'm there mostly for toning right now but toning, especially your core section, is really important for runners.  I'm excited!  And it doesn't help that he is pretty cute!  I have a workout crush!  Doesn't hurt.

I'm excited to see if this helps me.  I've wanted to do personal training for about a year and a half!

And guess who I met yesterday?  My newest future goddaughter!  My friend from 7th grade had a baby and her name is Genevieve.  Want to see a picture?  Of course you do!

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your Sunday!  Can you believe next weekend is Easter!  Wow!


  1. Yay, Amanda!!! That is awesome! Excited for you! Hope you'll share your workouts!

  2. Thats great...glad you got another positive in your quest for the marathon.
    As far as your run today, as long as you didn't injure yourself, it was a great day. :-)

  3. How great, will love to see what kind of workouts you are doing!

  4. Awesome on both accounts!!! Go you!!!!!