Friday, August 06, 2010
"No Shame in a Repeat" ... that was the name of the blog I came up with on Wednesday as I was finishing up my W6D2 of C25K. I thought for sure I would repeat that day today because it was so darn hard but I did not.
I left the office early today, I just couldn't sit there another minute. I took the long route to the gym - the sun was out and there was a cool breeze - beautiful. The upper cardio area was empty when I arrived and I set forth on my journey.
I went for it all. I warmed up for 5 minutes at a faster pace than normal and it felt good. I told myself to try the 25 minute jog and if it proved too intense back off and do what I could. It's good to push limits and not let the fear that creeps into your head win every battle. I started off at my normal pace and I watched the peeps walk about outside. I let my music take my mind to places far away and I allowed my feet to move. My breathing was steady today, nothing choppy. My body was relaxed. I was doing it! I was going for the 25 minute jog with no walking.
I was 20 minutes in and I was loosing focus and then "he" came along. I've seen him around the gym, a new member, quiet guy. He took to one of the treadmills near mine and I was thrilled. I love when runners/joggers are next to me on the treadmill, I like to keep pace with them - if only in my mind. He has to stand at least 6'5 and has not an ounce of fat on him. His stride was long and smooth. Of course, I couldn't keep up with him in a foot race but all I needed was him to keep on running. My pace smoothed out and my mind became calm again. I watched him out of the corner of my eye and I jogged. THEN, I glanced at his monitor ... and I nearly laughed out loud. He was jogging at mere 7.6! I wasn't laughing at him but at the situation. Here I am 5'4, jogging at 4.3 and he's 6'5 -/+, jogging at 7.6 - we couldn't have been more different. I finished with a 5 minute cool down.
Distance: 2.27 miles
Jogging time: 25 minutes - no walking
Oh yeah, I rock!
My blog title still holds true ... There is No Shame in a Repeat! Sometimes it is necessary but before you do, try to push yourself just a little bit - you might just surprise yourself! I know I did today.
Week 7, here I come.
Monday, August 02, 2010
July was just a great month with a lots of goals attained!
So, I'm kicking into gear for August.
Workout program is this:
Monday: Jog 20/30 minutes on treadmill, walk outside
Tuesday: Stationary Bike or Elliptical, walking outside, Step Class
Wednesday: Jog 20/30 minutes on treadmill, walk outside
Thursday: Stationary Bike or Elliptical, walking outside, Step Class
Friday: Jog 20/30 minutes on treadmill, walk outside
Saturday: Walking outside
Sunday: Bike Ride or walking outside
90 min. massage
Take a day off from work for personal/me time
Do something outside my comfort zone
Continue photo scanning project
Manage eating on weekends better: maximum two meals out.
Life at home; purge & organize
EDIT: I looked at my workout schedule ... I might need to switch things up a bit. If you read this let me know your suggestions. Keep in mind, although I enjoy strength training without a plan I won't do it. And, my gym doesn't have a pool (sigh). OH, working out at home just doesn't happen.
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