Couch to 5K- Weeks 7 thru 9

If you haven’t figured it out by now, I can’t keep up with scheduled things. I just can’t. I’ve been noticing lately I have honest to goodness memory problems and I really truly can’t remember a lot of things if I don’t write them down. Plus, its the end of summer and I’ve been trying to get outside as much as possible before it gets bone numbingly cold out. So enjoy this mash-up post of the last 3 weeks!!

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Weight: 175 – down 5 pounds total.

Work-out: At this point, its mostly running, very tiny walking periods, so there isn’t much to share here.

How I’m feeling: Accomplished! And much more energetic then beforehand. However, I never really got into running. Its not something I can see myself continuing. I am just not a running type person. So while the C25K was fun, running is not my thing.  I’m going to stick with yoga, walking, squats, and other various exercises…. I’m seriously thinking about belly dancing.

Lydia from Lydia’s Flexitarian Kitchen joined me, as you know, on this running journey, and is hosting a giveaway as her grand finale!! Go over and enter to win =) Also see how she did! She plans to continue running up to a 10k.

Thanks for joining us!!!

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Real Food Fridays #4!

WELCOME!!!

We’re your co-hosts

Joyce @ It’s Your Life

Lydia @ Lydia’s Flexitarian Kitchen

Mary @ Back to the Basics and Mary’s Kitchen

And me… Courtney @ The Delinquent Crunchy

In case you missed “What is Real Food” here’s a recap…

Here’s a great reference from Food Myths:

Do you ever think about how far the food you eat travels? Who grew it? Who picked it?
How much in processing it’s been through before you took a bite?

Mary’s Kitchen

Real Food is:

-Supports fair farm worker wages

-GMO Free

-Little to no processing/processed ingredients

-Supports local markets/vendors and isn’t transported long distances to get to my plate

-Honors fair trade principles when I buy from other regions

-Meat
and dairy should be humanely raised and on real food themselves-Not
genetically engineered feed, drugs, hormones and antibiotics.

Couch to 5K Week 6!

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Weight: 175- just where I like it =)

Work-out: Week 6 is similar to week 5’s workouts. A different one every day. Day 1- 5 minute warm up walk (and 5 minute cool down walk after, same with all 3 days) followed by a 5 minute run, 3 minute walk, 8 minute run, 5 minute walk, 5 minute run, cool down walk. Day 2- two 10 minute runs with a 3 minute walk in between, Day 3- one 25 minute run.

How I’m feeling: Good! Pretty energetic and happy.

How this week’s first workout went: Well, last week ended with a 20 minute run, so this was small potatoes.

How last week went: Swimmingly. (I love that word.)

My blogger bud Lydia has an awesome post this week on creating the best playlist to run to! Definitely go check that out, whether or not you run/jog whatever, its still pretty great for making a workout playlist!!

Feel free to join in anytime!! Or let me know how you did if you’ve done it before!

~Courtney, The Crunchy Delinquent

P.S. Don’t forget I’m taking a break tomorrow through the 10th for my wedding! So no new posts!! But I’ll be back the 11th!! Its difficult to blog while I’m doing wedding stuff and busy to the max and having company!! I hope to have a post out tomorrow!

Real Food Fridays #3!

WELCOME!!!

We’re your co-hosts

Joyce @ It’s Your Life

Lydia @ Lydia’s Flexitarian Kitchen

Mary @ Back to the Basics and Mary’s Kitchen

And me… Courtney @ The Delinquent Crunchy

In case you missed “What is Real Food” here’s a recap…

Here’s a great reference from Food Myths:

Do you ever think about how far the food you eat travels? Who grew it? Who picked it?
How much in processing it’s been through before you took a bite?

Mary’s Kitchen

Real Food is:

-Supports fair farm worker wages

-GMO Free

-Little to no processing/processed ingredients

-Supports local markets/vendors and isn’t transported long distances to get to my plate

-Honors fair trade principles when I buy from other regions

-Meat
and dairy should be humanely raised and on real food themselves-Not
genetically engineered feed, drugs, hormones and antibiotics.

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Couch to 5K- Weeks 4 and 5

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Hello, my name is Courtney, I suck at punctuality and I get my schedules messed up constantly, as well as being unorganized and busy. I finally realize I have a problem and that’s why I have joined, ‘disorganized people anonymous.’….. Wait, sorry about that, I thought I was at a meeting for my lack of organizational skills.

But seriously folks, some where along the lines I missed days and messed up weeks and… I don’t even know! So your getting a toofer! Toofer the price of one! Weeks 4 and 5 at once.

Weight: 175

Work-out: Week 4’s workout- jog 3 minutes, walk 90 seconds, jog 5 minutes, 2.5 minute cool down walk. Week 5’s workout- Day 1- 5 minute jogging, 3 minute walking intervals, day 2- 8 minute jogging, 5 minute walking intervals, day 3- 20 minutes of jogging.

How I’m feeling: Pretty good. Feeling a little more active and I can walk longer distances without getting tired easier =) And running isn’t quite like dying!

How this week’s first workout went: Decently, surprisingly!

How last week went: Pretty good! Compared to week 1 it was a breeze =)

Go check out how Lydia’s doing on her C25K!

Feel free to join in anytime!! Or let me know how you did if you’ve done it before!

~Courtney, The Crunchy Delinquent

Couch to 5K Week 3

Yes, yes, I know this post is late. Blogging is more of something I enjoy doing then anything else. I get paid $0.00 for doing it and I had to work all weekend, so I just didn’t get to it. Sometimes life gets in the way =)

If your just joining me, here’s a recap of why I’m doing it-

There are 3 main reasons I’m doing this.

1- We want to have another baby. But pregnancy for me was HORRIBLE. It was so bad. I got so fat, labor was ridiculous, I had so many aches and pains. I was just completely miserable. Beyond normal pregnancy pains. So I really want to get in better shape and be able to run throughout my next pregnancy to help with labor, delivery, aches and pains and general problems. Being fit can drastically reduce these problems.

2- I eat healthy but don’t really do more then walk and some morning yoga stretches. End working out. I really, really want to have more physical stamina. I’d love to go to all those fun 5K runs everyone always does.

3- I wouldn’t mind losing a few extra pounds and tighten up my butt and leg muscles. I’m totally comfortable with how my body looks, but being a little thinner would be healthier and probably more comfortable.

Week 2:

Weight: 177 lbs.

Work-out: Week 3′s workout. Brisk 5 minute warm up walk. 1.5 minutes of walking, 1.5 minutes of running/jogging, 1.5 minutes of walking, 3 minutes of jogging and 1.5 minutes of brisk walking followed by a 5 minute cool down walk.

How I’m feeling: Pretty good! I’ve been sick lately (I think its from eating kind of crappy this weekend!), and a tad behind on the workouts, but overall pretty good!

How this week’s first workout went: Long and tiring, as usual.

How last week went: I’m still behind!! I’ve been completely cleaning my house, it keeps raining and my fiancé wants to run with me now! Just a bunch of little stuff keeping me behind a bit. But I’ll finish sometime. Better slow then never =)

Be sure to go see how my blogger bud Lydia is doing!!

Check her post out here!

Feel free to join any time!!

~Courtney, The Crunchy Delinquent

Real Food Fridays!

WELCOME!!!

We’re your co-hosts

Joyce @ It’s Your Life

Lydia @ Lydia’s Flexitarian Kitchen

Mary @ Back to the Basics and Mary’s Kitchen

And me… Courtney @ The Delinquent Crunchy

In case you missed “What is Real Food” here’s a recap…

Here’s a great reference from Food Myths:

Do you ever think about how far the food you eat travels?  Who grew it?  Who picked it?
How much in processing it’s been through before you took a bite?

Mary’s Kitchen

Real Food is:

-Supports fair farm worker wages

-GMO Free

-Little to no processing/processed ingredients

-Supports local markets/vendors and isn’t transported long distances to get to my plate

-Honors fair trade principles when I buy from other regions

-Meat
and dairy should be humanely raised and on real food themselves-Not
genetically engineered feed, drugs, hormones and antibiotics.

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Announcements!

This post is just to let you know a few things that are coming up! Nothing food/recipe/nature/health related in this post. Just so y’all know. Just some updates and announcements and such.

First off, starting this upcoming Friday (August 16th) I will be co-hosting Real Food Fridays with Mary from Mary’s Kitchen, Lydia, from Lydia’s Flexitarian Kitchen and Joyce from It’s Your Life!

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I can’t wait! It’ll be a weekly link party starting Thursday evening and running until Monday at noon. So feel free to come link up your real food recipes and links!! Wooo!!

Secondly, you may be wondering what on earth happened to my 5 part foraging series. I didn’t forget!!! I’m just waiting for a few later in the season plants to highlight! You can’t rush nature. When its in bloom, its in bloom =)

Thirdly, I will be taking a very short furlough from blogging September 4th-10th. I’m getting married!! And I’m going to be crazy busy with last minute prep, stressed over little stuff, running around like a chicken with my head cut off. That kind of stuff. So I’m letting you folks know ahead of time. Real Food Friday will still happen, since it’ll be scheduled, but no other posts during that time. Then the 11th you guys are going to have to deal with a post about my wedding. Just fair warning =)

4th, I plan to switch over to hosting myself sometime in the coming weeks!! (Not 100% what date yet). No more .Wordpress in my title. I’m moving on. Gettin’ fancy. I’m hoping its a clean switch when I do it, but I SUCK at technology. I’m amazed I’ve done this OK with it so far! So if there are any bumps going on, you’ll know why =)

And last but not least, I reached 98 likes on Facebook as of the day this post was published. So you can (almost!) bet your buttons I’ll be doing a giveaway of these here half gallon Mason jars!!

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Head over and like the page, I just need 100 to do the giveaway. 2 days for 2 likes. That’s not too hard!

Thanks to everyone who’s following me so far, Facebook or not. I really do appreciate it =) Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside!!

~Courtney, The Crunchy Delinquent