Saturday, June 25, 2011
I have until September to train for the Warrior Dash, but I seem to be pushing myself a bit hard already. This is typical for me--I get excited about something, jump into it wholeheartedly, and then zonk out after a few weeks. I do this with everything, not just workouts. I need to learn to pace myself.
This was my first week running on a regular schedule, and I wanted to log 10 miles. Success! As of this morning, my weekly total was 10.8 miles. But then I added four days of P90X on top of that, plus work and housework, and I'm feeling quite rundown today. My shins and knees hurt last night and I didn't get much sleep, but I still rolled out of bed at 5:30 this morning to run with Rocky. I thought I was being tough, but now I think I maybe was a little stupid. :-S After the run, I went grocery shopping and then came back and did P90X even though I DID not feel like it. It was Shoulders/Arms and Ab Ripper X today, an 80 minute workout, and I really pushed myself.
But now I REALLY don't feel so great. :( People always say to listen to your body, but today I ignored my body's cries for recovery, and now I am paying for it. Now that I've reached my limit, I'm going to take it easy for the rest of the day and make tomorrow a rest day--no running, no P90X...I am tempted to go for a leisurely bike ride though. I took my bike in nearly six weeks ago to get it tuned up, and I FINALLY got it back yesterday. Oh, bike, I have missed you so!