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Run #36

Monday, October 17, 2011

The backwards progress from the 10 days of not running is kind of discouraging. Today I ran 9 minutes, 5 minutes, then 4 minutes. 18 minutes running and 13 minutes walking. Total run time 18 minutes, which is about constant, but before my unintentional break I could run 10 and 10. I just can't seem to pull back up to that yet. I know I will get there if I am patient, but still I find it discouraging.

Today I saw a couple night herons fishing along the waterfront, and some mushrooms growing by the path. That was cool.

  


Run 35 More torture

Friday, October 14, 2011

Some days are just killers. Today seemed worse than Wednesday, when I hadn't run for 10 days. But I did it anyway, in spite of the obvious setback. Two 6 minute intervals and a 7 mionute interval, for 19 minutes of running and 14 walking. Now I am sitting at my desk at work all stinky. Off to the shower.

  
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MY_HEALTH_BABY 10/14/2011 1:35PM

    emoticon GOOD FOR YOU!!

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Run #34

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Today is the first day I ran from work. I am cooling off before I shower now. Today was a killer since I haven't run since the 3rd, since I was out of town at my parents. I did get some time in on the elliptical there. I did a 9 minute, a 5 minute, and a 3 minute, for a total of 17 minutes running.

  


Run #33 The pay off, hooray!

Monday, October 03, 2011

I gave myself a break on Friday and did not run, since I was really tired, and had to pack in the morning to leave for Monterey for the weekend right after work. So by this morning I had had a 5 day break. It actually seemed to help. I ran a 10 minute interval, a 9 minute interval, and a 3 minute interval. Total run time 22 minutes, total exercise time, 37 minutes.

My diving this weekend went the best it has yet, and I can see the effects of the running. We had a long surface swim out to middle reef, and I was not at all winded like I normally am, nor did I struggle with the swim, or need to take a break. Also, it was much easier to carry my gear to and from the water, and I even helped other people out of their gear before shedding mine. Usually I can't wait to get to the car and get my gear off. Also, I did not overheat nearly as much while standing around in my gear. The difference was very noticable to me, and also to DH. He is starting to toy with the idea of running.

  
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DXP6028 10/4/2011 12:57PM

    That's awesome! Keep it going, that momentum will continue to carry you.

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Run #32 whooped my ***

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Well, today's run kicked my butt. I got up and ate breakfast, which I really didn't want. But I choked it down since it was hot and ready, and I didn't have time to fix it again later, or the inclination to try and find something to take to work later. I did the first 9 minute interval...took me about 3 minutes to get into the rhythm. The second interval I did 6 minutes. Everything just felt stiff and sore. Then I did two minutes. I started a fourth interval, trying for another 2-4 minutes, but about 20 steps into it my body said, "screw this" and so I walked home. Total 17 minutes running, 22 minutes walking. Not my best, but not awful. Some days are just like that I guess.

  
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SEAJESS 9/28/2011 12:46PM

    Yay for you! Some days the body just has ideas of its own and those ideas are ignored at our peril. Congrats on your compromise. I'd call it a success.

Now I'm going to take my old frame to the track and see what happens. By the way, I am slowly, slowly working up to "exercise first thing in the morning". It is now quarter of 10.

Progress, not perfection!

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