Wednesday, December 28, 2011
I went for a run around sunset today. We had a late lunch and I was full of refried beans and iced tea and I had a bit of a headache. But I knew it wasn't going to get any easier the more days I missed. So I decided I needed to suck it up and go. So I donned the very expensive Iniji toe socks Santa brought me, and my new arm warmers, and my new fleece and off I went. Because I was too full and headachey it wasn't my best run, but it wasn't bad. I did an 8 minute interval, then two fives and a 3. So total run time still 20 minutes, but not consecutive. The Christmas holiday has only packed half a pound back, which I found quite surprising this morning, and was quite pleased about. Getting on the scale was the other thing today where I decided I just needed to suck it up and find out how bad it was. All in all, not bad for the day. The new socks were great, by the way. Can't really define why, but the fancy toe socks did feel really nice. The really expensive arm warmers were nice too-- better than the $6 ones I bought earlier on sale, though the cheap ones do the job perfectly well too. Thanks to Santa for spoiling me!
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Today I really didn't feel like a run, but I went anyway. But 5 minutes into it I was losing steam & I knew I was going to fight myself for the next 15 minutes. It's the Holidays, it's year end, I'm tired....Working on the premise that you can do anything for a minute, I decided to do some sprints instead. I did 5 sprints of a minute each. It was actually kind of hard, but in a fun way. It took 2-3 minutes to recover in between sprints. I think I could have done a few more, but I also didn't know how my body would feel later, so I called it good. I am now thinking of incorporating a sprint or two somewhere in each run.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Today was my 60th run! After my little cookie binge yesterday baking for the work cookie exchange I wasn't sure I could run without throwing up. I went out determined to at least get a walk in if I couldn't manage the run. But I pulled off a 20 minute interval, hooray! And I totally feel better now!
In other news, we think DH has plantar faciatis, so I guess it is not the best time to take up running. He is disappointed even though he was having trouble getting started. We are focusing now on some stretching and looking for improvement there, then maybe will try some running in a few weeks if we see some improvement.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Today was just a tough one. I did run 20 minutes, but I just couldn't pull it of in one interval. I did a 10, then thought I would do another 10, but ended up doing 2 5 minute intervals intsead. I just couldn't keep it up today. On the bright side, it was a beautiful day out there an running by the water was nice, as always.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
I had a 5 day break. It wasn't intentional but I think I also needed it. Year end is really bad at work for me, and I have been pushing through exhaustion. I ran 21 minutes again today, and it wasn't too terribly hard, but it is still a challenge at the end. It feels SO GOOD afterward though! And I am going to need that glow this afternoon for the 1.5 hours of meetings I have. An additional on the plus side is there have been really bad cooties going round the office this year, and I have not gotten sick yet, not even a scratchy throat or a hint of a cough! I think this may be due to the running.
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