Saturday, November 26, 2011
In the last few months, since my first half marathon, I have been goal-less. This is like getting in the car without a destination. They say you need a plan to get to your goal. In fact, if you don't have a plan, it's like not having a map on a road trip. But, what about the destination?
So, today I decided I want to train for a half marathon, even if I don't run it. I need something, ANYTHING, to work toward. I could work toward another weight loss goal but it doesn't really energize me. So, starting next week (or earlier) I am in training for the 2012 Get Lucky Half Marathon. The magical day is March 17th, St. Patrick's Day, during my spring break! I have just enough time to train with some breathing room.
In the next few months, I have alot of "exercise" stuff going on and started putting it all together. Check it out.
Nov 27th - Training starts
Dec 23rd - Fall Semester ends
Jan 3rd - Running Coaching starts
Jan 22nd - Spring semester starts
So what, right?
Let put this in better perspective. I will be training for my half marathon until March than add in that I will be the coach for the 5K beginner until the end of June. While I am doing that, I will be taking two courses. One is track and field so I will be running and other stuff on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Than, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, I will be teaching Group Fitness to the freshman health class.
Uff-da! (Yes, I used a Wisconsin cliched term. No, we do not talk like that!) That is alot of running. Obviously, a concern is about overtraining. I, honestly, think I will be fine. I can always drop the half marathon training if I it is too much. Also, I am thinking of making Sundays mandatory rest days. And, if I HAVE to exercise, than, at most, I will swim! Also, I have three weeks of breaks where I don't run those weeks. I hope it will help me to not overtrain!
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Warning: This is a bit of a frustrated vent.
Tonight I had the first meeting with the two personal trainers for the Running for Life program. Run for Life is a program that trains people to run a 5K, half marathon or a full marathon.
Boy, am I frustrated. Long time ago, a different personal trainer mentioned how I would be a good trainer because going through my own journey. I didn't think much about it until today.
The main personal trainer talked to me like I have never ran a mile in my life. Also, she seemed more concerned about the endurance runners than the 5Kers. When I did bring up the issue of the 5Kers having to purchase outdoor running gear. Her response was they will have to commit.
I just feel she cannot relate to beginner runners. I have an issue with this. But, I will work with it. I am in charge of the 5K runs.. I think! Right now, I want to walk away because she doesn't seem to "get" her clientele! I have an major issue with this!
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Sometimes when I run, I am in my endurance mode. This means I can run slowly for hours and well, I do.
And, in other times, I am in my sprinter mode. This means my legs want to go FAST. It reminds me of a horse itching to sprint. Today I did that. I let my body go. For two laps, it felt great! Than, I found myself wheezing and a burning lungs. Okay, Savannah, you might have gone TOO fast. I continued to sprint/walk while wheezing. When I was younger I had bronchitis. Again, the wheezing will go away eventually!
I am now done running for at least 10 minutes and still wheezing. I do know that this may potentially be an exercise induced asthma attack but it will go away soon enough. Also, I did do errands for 20 minutes before hand. That means the lungs were in cold Wisconsin air and I wasn't even inside a building for 5 minutes before I started sprinting, haha.
But, I don't regret doing fartleks (sprint/walk) because I think I needed to feel FREE! The slow running was driving me NUTS and I was bored! I had fun today!
Monday, November 21, 2011
Before this weekend, I was considering in giving yoga a chance. I am not a huge fan. Than, this weekend and today happened. I found myself at the gym.. with no requirement than to move the body. I did a bit of this and that with a busy gym. 5:30 was approaching and decided to get rid of the stressfulness and go to yoga.
It was wonderful! It really did help me re-center myself, letting go of any stress I was holding onto. A hour later I am still relaxed. I wish they did yoga on other nights besides Mondays. It makes it hard to get there on time when class ends at 5 pm twenty minutes away.
It's ironic because I never liked yoga. I needed calorie burn. But now.. I exercise for my mental state than anything else. Perks of the maintenance stage? I think so! Now I don't have to have a HARD work out every time.
For those that left a comment on my last blog, THANK YOU! It is nice knowing you guys still listen to me even when I have a bad day!
Monday, November 21, 2011
I try to keep my blogs positive and upbeat but I am human. I have rough spots, too.
Okay... I was going to tell all about my weekend.. how I broke up with my friends with benefits, how I am having doubt about that, how this other guy who called me baby girl (I am NO one's baby girl!) cannot leave me alone, how one of my guy friends is treating me like crap, and I am not sure how I can consider him a friend anymore.
But, I just don't have the energy. Why do you ask?
Today, I checked my bank account to see if one of my debts took out their money yet. Oh yeah they did! TWICE! This made my account overdraft. PERFECT! Trying to be calm, I called the company. Of course, they put you on hold. When I do finally talk to them, they told me how they knew and they hope to get it back into a few days!
So, right now, my account in over drafted, I cannot go home because I only have a 1/4 tank of gas. And, this company doesn't seem to be too much in a hurry. Like, no big deal! No, it IS a big deal!
I called my parents and they weren't home. They are probably in town grocery shopping for Thanksgiving. So, once they get home, they will call me. I will have to ask them for money to cover my account. IF they borrow me the money, they will have to drive 20 minutes back into town. Hopefully, they can borrow me the money. Even so, hopefully, it can be applied to my account by Wednesday.
So, this was the cherry on top of this terrible weekend. I am skipping class to work on homework and just to reset myself. The bank did say they could adavit the company to basically give me MY money back to me. It would be a few days but it's comforting to know companies cannot just take my money.
Hope everyone's week started out better than mine!
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