Thursday, August 28, 2014
I finally made it out at lunch! I started my run mentally prepared but my confidence quickly deteriorated between mile 1 and 2. UGH! I was running 5 miles just 4 weeks ago and now I'm struggling to run a 5k!
I ended up walking most of my course, but as I continued I tried to desperately think if positives about the run: At least I'm out here, one step at a time, I ran 5 miles once and I can do it again, I'll get there, I can do this...
My body is sore and not used to the abuse. I'll have to get back into PiYo to keep my limbs flexible. I always feel so much better when I incorporate PiYO into my workout routine. I did a little bit on my own after my run to really stretch my hips and knees out. Tonight, I might do some PiYo core. That might also help.
In the meantime, I'm going to keep trying to find ways to tweak my game plan so I can successfully run a 10k in 31/2 weeks. I can't believe my race is less than a month away. I hope my friend can run it with me. That will definitely help.
I'm going to go back a week or two in my training (run 10 minutes, walk 1 minute x4) instead of trying to unsuccessfully run 15 min and walk 1 min x 3. That might help. It might rebuild my confidence too. I'll also throw in a short speed run once my body is used to the motion of running again.
Deep breathes. Everything will be fine. If running a 10k were easy, everyone would do it!
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
This morning I put together my 21 Day Fix challenge material. I'm launching the team in less than 2 weeks! Putting the posts and tips together really helped throw the Spark to light my fires. I want to get out and run so bad but I didn't bring my gymbag into work today. I woke up feeling worse so decided to give my body time to recover from this sinus infection.
I'm feeling better, now, though. All I want to do is GO! I'll try to do some PiYo tonight to get my body used to the exertion.
Speaking of PiYo, I just found out that there's a PiYo certification class coming to my area in October. I am soooooo excited!! I feel like something is happening on that date but I'm going to try to work something out with hubby. This is the only date available that even remotely close to my house; so, it's now or never.
Let me know if you're interested in joining my 21 Day Fix team. It's going to be a fun way to launch ourselves into the Fall season!
Friday, August 22, 2014
Ireland was fantastic! Hubs and I had a magical time, so much so that we're thinking of moving there. I'm actually amazed that I didn't gain that much weight while we were there, must have been all that walking. Still, my good eating habits have gone out the window and I have a 10k to run in 4 weeks!
Anyone else struggling to get back into the swing after vacation? I'm starting a 21 day challenge group that will focus on portion control and committing to 30 minutes of exercise a day. Is anyone interested in joining? The challenge group will start the second week in September, so let me know if you want me to add you to the group.
Together we can jumpstart our weight loss and feel great going into the holiday season.
...I'm trying to post a few pictures from our trip but it's not letting me at the moment. I'll try again later.
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