Thursday, December 08, 2011
I got home from work, on what would have been day three in a row without working out. NOT a streak I want to be on. But it was really hard to get out the door. Always seems harder once I miss a day, so I have to try not to do that. I sat with Maura for awhile before she went out to happy hour. I skipped happy hour today so I could get in a workout and get my postings done for class. One week from tomorrow, I'll be done with the quarter and will have only two classes to go before graduation!!!
Anyway, did some wind down with Pogo (should have gone right out for my walk), and didn't go out until after 7. COLD. It's getting cold outside. And the cold was making my headphones cold, which was making my ears cold right through to the nerve shooting down my neck. :-/ Will probably need a new plan for that. Probably just a light headband to keep the cold out of my ears. I also have the treadmill, so when it gets really bad - no excuses. But I digress . . . . I ran almost two whole songs twice! And ran almost a whole song about four other times. AWESOME!!! Really happy. Little twinge in my knee and still not going fast, but I can tell my legs are getting stronger, my hamstrings aren't bailing out on the easy runs, and I'm going way longer without the achy joints (that I'm blaming on the diet coke that I quit). I'm taking my time, but I think I'll be able to get intervals going pretty soon. I'm trying to run up the hills as much as I can to get stronger, but I need to start working speed as soon as I can do it without blowing something up. Keeping with the ultimate goal of "do no harm." :)
I'm registered for a 5K on New Year's Eve, in the lottery for the DC Cherry Blossom 5K in April, and registered for the Frederick Twilight 5K in May. Shooting for one a month at least. This is a deja vu thing (that didn't work out the last bunch of times), but hoping to really do it this time. Bottom line is I can walk it no matter what, so no pressure. But I really REALLY want to be able to do the whole run before April.
I wasn't going to count for this entry, but in case you're wondering if I'm not talking about it because I fell off the wagon, Day Four - No Diet Coke. :) And with this blog entry, all my other streaks are in tact too. :-D