Wednesday, April 04, 2012
As I may have mentioned, I have been a bit out of it lately. Not feeling particularily motivated. Very blah. Well, today felt better. I am slowly getting back to myself I think. My husband has been on vacation this week and that has helped because I don't have to stress over daycare possibly calling and me having to leave to get them. That has been a huge weight off my shoulders. I am glad to be heading in the right direction once again!
Unfortunately, due to circumstances, today was my first workout of the week. I had planned on doing one yesterday but we had bad weather come through and our school was on lockdown for an hour after our normal dismissal time. Then, of course, I also couldn't jog because it was hailing, tornados were VERY near, and the ran, thunder, and lightning were horrendous! So today I told myself I was going to do SOMETHING. I changed into my workout clothes as soon as I got home loaded up my son and headed out. I went to turn on my C25K app and music and found that my music wouldn't work...I thought, "Oh boy, this is a bad sign." It is hard to run without music too. It helps me keep pace and distracts me from the challenge. I decided that since I couldn't get the speaker to work right that I would just go. See, the phone tells me when to walk and when to jog. C25K is a series of walking/jogging intervals and by using the app I don't have to concern myself with time, I can just focus on my jog. But, with that feature not working, I just decided to go. About half way through the "coach" started working, but I was doing good so I decided to just continue on and go as far as I could. I went 22 minutes! I was so proud. It was a challenge, but it really wasn't too bad. My shins hurt the most, but even that wasn't too awful. My poor knees were achy but that is just because I am still so heavy. Maybe it was good that my phone acted up. It prompted me to push it.
Anyways, here are my stats according to my HRM and GPS on my phone:
Minutes In Zone: 22:04
Walked: 10 minutes (5 warm up and 5 cool down)
Jogged: 22 minutes straight!
WooHoo! Am I back?!