Thursday, January 21, 2010

Perfect 10 Update- Week 3

Wow! It's all ready the third week of this challenge. My how time seems to fly. Here's my progress report for week #3...

-- Lose 10 lbs. in 10 Weeks: Well, nothing gained and nothing lost this week. I remained the same weight as last week. Hopefully, it'll drop next week.

-- Build to 10 mile run in less than 2.5 hrs: This last Sunday, I managed to run 7.4 miles in 90 minutes. I'm looking pretty good on this goal so far.

-- Balance exercises twice a week: Done! In fact, I've tried a new exercise where I stand on one leg bent, one foot off the floor and bend over to put a glass of water on a small stool in front of me. The first time the water glass was only half full, or half empty, depending on your outlook. But the second session I filled it 3/4 of the way.

-- Visit the gym 3 times a week: Got it! Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday this week. Next week will be the challenge as I'm going out of town for the weekend for a run in warmer Southern Utah.

Now for the unknown fact:

I'm afraid/hate Roller Coasters. I know hate is a strong term but I really can't handle them at all. My mom saw a roller coaster accident when she was a teenager and never allowed us, my brother and myself, to ride on them as we were growing up. I did venture onto two of different roller coasters. The first one that I rode was the Orient Express at Kansas City Worlds of Fun. It was during a school trip in High school (and I figured now I'm too old to be grounded, so I can tell). I thought I would be safe and I rode next to the English teacher, a big black burly guy. I thought nothing could happen with this big burly guy next to me. WRONG!! They ended up moving the roller coaster car off to the side, slowly uncurling each one of my frozen fingers from the crossbar, and then lifting my still sitting form from the car. I was catatonic! When I finally gained control of my body, I threw up for 2 hours afterward.

Now you ask me; why would I try another after that first experience. Wouldn't that have been enough? Well, I got talked into it by my now Ex-husband. It was the Magic Mountain Roller Coaster in Disneyland on our honeymoon. He had me convinced since it was all in the dark that the height and the speed of the ride would not be as bad. Yeah, RIGHT! OMG! I will admit that I didn't freeze up this time but I was still sick for 2 hours afterward. Not a pleasant experience to have on one's honeymoon.

1 comment:

  1. I can totally understand the roller coaster fear - totally.

    It looks like you have had a great week - keep it up!