Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Back At It

It's been so long since I have been on a routine of eating right and exercising. I guess those things just fell to way side in the midst of all the immigration drama. So I have set my goals and I am going to try to reach them this time around.

I tracked a route from my house to the end of the nearby park using trusty ol' Map My Run. Luckily, Mexico still comes up on their map. It is exactly 1 mile from my front door to the end of Parque Cuatro Siglos (right where the statues are with the people wearing butt flaps.) I set out tonight to what I thought would be a quick trip, briskly walking. To my surprise it took me 45 minutes to cover that 2 miles. Now I could make excuses that it was my dog's fault because everyone wants to stop to pet the pomeranian (not a lot of them in MX), but let's be real, I'm just really out of shape. I even tried picking it up to a jog 3 times but was only able to keep it up for about 20 seconds. It made me realize how far I have to go. In 2009, I could run 2 miles without stopping.

I really want to get back to that point and I think this park has the perfect set up. It has a jogging/biking path, there are plenty of people around so I feel safe, it's well lit, and it has interesting things to look at along the way. It's right along the actual border so you can kind of hear the Border Patrol helicopters over your music, but I think I can get used to that. I'm just going to add a little bit more jogging each time until I am back to running the whole thing.

I'm excited. Wish me luck.


  1. Good for you Emily, I wish I had that kind of stamina.

  2. Your can do it trust me. I have always hated running with a passion, but luckily this last summer I had Javi with me to push me everytime I wanted to quit. I went from running only about a half a lap around the track to being able to run 6 laps nonstop. I have to say it took me a month and a half to get there, but its possible and you will feel so much better. Just take it day by day and you will get back to where you want to be. Good Luck!!

  3. check out C25K.

    1. I am actually very familiar with Couch to 5K Kathy. It's how I got started running in the first place. It's an amazing program, that's for sure!