I guess I run now

or I’m trying to anyway.


Working out…

The first two days of the week were a bust: stomach bug that manifested itself in one nasty symptom which I won’t discuss here, plus work’s always awful on Mon & Tues.

But that made me think that maybe my best plan is to consider Mon & Tues bonus days if I get to workout & okay days if I don’t.

Yesterday I decided to up my speed on day 2 of week 1 of the C25K. So for runs I started in at 4.5 mph (which is pretty fast for me now). But those 60-second intervals felt really, really long. After the second one, I realized they felt so long cause I was actually doing week 2 by mistake. Oh, there were clues; for example, when I wondered why there were only 6 run/walk intervals when I could’ve sworn there were 8 before. Also, perhaps more importantly, I’m pretty sure Robert says something like “welcome to week 2” and “let’s get ready for your first 90-second run.”

I was in the zone, I guess. So I decided it was more expedient to do week 2 and go back to week 1 on Friday. Continued to go at 4.5 mph until the last run when I struggled through 5 mph.

Happy I did it, anyway.

This morning I got up, fought the urge to start responding to emails right away, and made my way to the basement for pilates and some work with the kettlebell.

Food hasn’t been great & I had a small piece of bread & 10 jelly beans today (stupid, stupid, stupid):

Working Lunch (read: someone else paid): fresh tuna steak, salad, creamed spinach, small piece of bread.

Dinner: steak, corn, salad

Additional exercise: 1 hr walk with hubby

Filed under : General
By bigprof
On April 1, 2010
At 1:22 pm
Comments : 2

2 Comments for this post

brseay Says:

I think the plan of treating Mon/Tues as bonus workouts is a great one! If your reality is that it’s extremely difficult to fit exercise in then why fight it. Or if you’re worried about spiraling out of control you could make it your goal to exercise once during those 2 days, even if it’s only for 20 minutes. You rock!

moonfairy Says:

LOL @ doing the wrong week’s workout. hey, at least my made progress! 😉

re: your comment on my post…you’d be able to do P90X. there are a lot of modifications you can do and each person in the video does a different level that you can follow. my biggest problem with P90X is that it takes up a lot of time. anywhere from 1 to 1 1/2 hrs depending on the workout. i can’t really start my workouts until about 9 p.m., so it makes for a late night. still, i’m proud of myself for sticking through it. i’m about 1/2 way through the 90 days.


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