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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!
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  • CATNIP14
    listen to your body! I pulled up mid run this morning with calf strain and it's been hurting ever since and I have even less than you till this flippin' race...4 weeks!
    2399 days ago
    I totally understand how you feel... My husband says that I over do it in the gym, I guess he's right. I get so excited and always feel like I want things to hurry up and get to where I need them that after going full throttle to get it done I'm like whoa... I can't move ...

    I guess I need to learn that you can't always do things quickly some things take time, like loosing weight. But the need to be fast and go all the way sometimes can be overwhelming. I feel like the hare gotta go gotta get to my goals fast... but sometimes what we need is to be the tortoise!

    I think that you are doing great. You look great! I think that it is awesome that you are doing the warrior dash! Best of luck... and something I need to tell myself as well, when your body says whoa, slow down relax and pace yourself you will get there faster in the end! emoticon
    2400 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/25/2011 4:24:57 PM
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