Tuesday, November 01, 2011
I wish I could tell you that in October I ran my fastest mile or my longest distance. I wish I could say I tried a new form of exercise or another piece of equipment. I wish I could say I did my longest plank or the most push ups ever. But October was a regrouping month. After 5 weeks of a wicked cough, I am finally able to exercise. My October success was beginning to regain strength, speed, and endurance.
I'm sure it happens to everyone who is pursuing long term fitness. Illness or injury derail plans, and although here are some guidelines (i. e., run with a head cold, but not a chest cold), trying to listen to your body and figure out what will benefit your body at a specific time involves an individual judgment. Because I've had 3 colds in the last 5 months, I may have taken off more time than was necessary, but I suspect I did pretty well.
It feels great to be back exercising, even at a reduced level. Seems to me that my posture has improved in the last two weeks after a handful of strength training and walking/elliptical sessions. So, I consider October a qualified success.
November will be a success if I get in 12 strength training sessions and am back up to 10 miles for run-walk-run. In December I'll look at the amount of weight for the strength training and the speed of the distance.