Friday, November 11, 2011
Perhaps my SparkFriends are tired of reading repetitively that I'm building back up to my speed, endurance, and strength following illness. Seems like I've just had one cold after another. But I do think there is an important principle here. Do what you can. Try to listen to your body. Celebrate when your health supports vigorous exercise!!
I can sure celebrate today. I did a 5.27 mile run-walk-run workout in 60 minutes. I warmed up 10 minutes, started the treadmill again, and made 3.1 miles (a 5K) in 29:50. No, that's not my personal best (28:28), but it is my best ever with walking breaks. I ran 4 minutes usually at 7mph followed by 1 minutes of walking at 4.5mph. After the 5K I slowed down significantly, but wanted to make 5 miles and did.
I'm still disappointed that I'm not going to run the 10K race tomorrow as I had planned. I am close, but I just think it would be pushing it too much. But I'm delighted I burned over 400 calories today and feel strong and healthy. Hope to stay that way. I'm almost compulsively washing my hands despite some skin problems. Gwen has a green runny nose and Natalie has a terrible cough. Neither of them feel bad and neither is running a fever, thank heavens. Hope my immunities are up to this challenge!! Time will tell.