Friday, August 29, 2014
Two more runs this week, on Monday and Wednesday, both with just a watch and timer, no GPS. Monday was pretty good, Wednesday again was tougher. I had several walking intervals, not very long though. Monday I just ran city streets. Wednesday I headed for the waterfront park. It has some fitness stations that I stopped and used. One of the exercises was pretty tough on the arms and they are still a bit stiff. That's not so bad, feels like the good workout kind of pain, but it also really got to my neck and shoulders, not so good on that front. Maybe a few less reps next time! Still focusing on just enjoying the run and not obsessing on stats, time, distance, etc.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
I haven't done two runs in a week in a while. It was definitely harder and my body protested in little fits and starts about having to do the work. It's definitely easier rowing. I decided I liked the idea of running with no GPS, etc but I tried a compromise. I'm pretty disciplined so I wore my garmin but just turned it on to time my run because I didn't want to map my run afterward to see how far and fast I went. It sort of worked. I didn't really look at it, but it was very tempting because it was there, and so it was kind of distracting. I think I will run again Monday with just my watch and my music and see how that goes. Of course, it may not have been all the gps because as I said, I haven't run twice in a week in a while.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Today I almost didn't get out of bed to work out, but then my mind started churning and I figured for my sanity I needed to hit the pavement. I put my GPS on, but then it said the battery was low, so I took it off, and my heart rate monitor, and just headed out. I just focused on having an enjoyable run at a pace that felt good, and just running until I was done. What they say about taking the GPS and all that crap off once in a while is true. It was liberating. I had a nice run. Nothing to stare at and check my speed, or see how long I've been running....just running and breathing. I ran for about 40 minutes. When I came back I plugged my route and time in. 2.89 miles at about 4.2. Sure I've gone faster. But today I had fun I think I am going to work more on the fun for a while and worry less about the other crap.
Sunday, July 27, 2014
DH and I went for a nice breakfast with a friend at a new place he wanted to introduce us to. It was pretty good, and there were some new breakfast choices, which was nice, although neither of us would order the dishes that we had again. Afterward we walked around Lake Merrit, about 3 miles. The sun was well out by then and it had gotten quite warm, and I really sweated it out in my jeans...
DH weighed in this morning and is down 2 pounds in the 14 days we have been on our new diet counting calories. I'm quite pleased but he didn't seem very excited. Scales can't be trusted he says...I sure know that feeling. He is trying really hard and staying within his calories really well. I have a tougher time; I barely get to eat 3 meals a day...ugh.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Today's run was just the crappiest run I've had in a long time. In fact, it wasn't much of a run. I did far more walking. I had a nice 3 minute warm up, then about a 13 minute run. I stopped at the exercise station in the park and did some of the exercises, then walked to the next station and did a few more. Then walked back to the first one for round two...then ran to the other little park, then pretty much walked home from there. I kept telling myself I could do it...but my head just couldn't win the mental battle today so I just said screw it and had a nice walk. Also today I felt really hot, even though it was not excessively warm out, but it is kind of humid. I took may shirt off about three minutes into my exercise and carried it the whole way, which is something I never do. What's up with that body? My heart rate however, was right up where I wanted it the whole time. So, crappy run, good workout. Go figure.
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