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Week 4 day One (done on 7-23-12)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

When I used to jog when I was younger i.e. 15-17, I actually ran barefoot. It was the influence of my lifelong martial arts training that caused this. I remember at a young age watching the adult class doing laps around the neighborhood with no shoes. I then also did jogs with no shoes as well.

Because of this, I was interested in learning more about the minimalist running shoes. I do hate the big feeling of the running sneakers that I've been using. I read several articles and decided to just try using some of my flat sneakers that I would normally have worn for Zumba to the gym. I started out at a few minutes on 6.2 and it felt great. I then did walking for 20 more minutes, elliptical for about 28 minutes, and then went back to treadmill to see if I still had energy for doing the joggng program. In the first 2 minute walk, 3 minute run session, I struggled to keep up for three minutes. I am only using about 4.5 for my endurance training wich I feel is super slow, but a start at least. I then walked for 2.5 minutes on my first round. I cheated a little I guess! The next rounds were easy for me, which is good because I've extended the length of the training program to fit my needs. emoticon
I had to find a sports bra to assist me in less motion for my figure. :) I was finally successful in finding a panache sports bra which comes in large sizes. I'm still 238 after two weeks at this weight, which I suppose is good for skipping a whole week then eating not so healthy during this time.
It would be so much easier on my body to run if I weighted 132 again like I did when I ran before... Maybe one day I can meet this goal. I just need to work on my nutrition because I spend hours at the gym.
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