Friday, August 10, 2012
I finished week 4 today! I'm actually really surprised at how *easy* it was this week. The schedule called for 5 intervals of 3 minutes running/2 minutes walking [compared with last week's 2 minutes running/3 minutes walking] and I was really apprehensive about adding in that extra minute. I ended up dropping my running speed down a bit [from 7.0mph to 6.5] and maybe that helped with it being easier but... it honestly wasn't a big deal at all. I was really surprised.
Even today, I wasn't feeling my best this morning [my knee was bothering me yesterday/this morning] but as soon as I started running, I felt like I could've kept going. I was honestly surprised to find that the 3 minutes were up, at the end of every interval. I wasn't struggling at all, I was breathing easy and my legs felt like they could go on for miles. It's amazing how fast my body has gotten used to running, a month ago I could barely run 30 seconds without wheezing for air!
Next week's schedule is the same interval split, just 6 intervals instead of 5, so I think I'm going to increase my speed back to 7.0mph and see how that goes. I feel like I can do it, I only decreased my speed to help with the stitches I get, but running at a slower speed is still awkward and difficult for me, especially on the treadmill. And maybe now my body will be adjusted to running this long so I won't get the stitches. I'm also hoping to get out on the track one day to practice running outside [if the weather cooperates] so we'll see how that goes.
My ankle has been holding up really well. Actually, the only issue I've had all week have been with my knees. I took yesterday off from all exercise [except pushups] because my knee was bothering me [it happens when it's going to storm... lol]. Unfortunately, that's par for the course but I will take my normal knee pain [which I know how to manage] over my ankle acting up!
Oh, on a completely different note, my gym is currently hiring for the front desk. I've got the application all filled out [just waiting for one more phone number for my references, because my contacts got deleted on my phone]. It would just be part-time weekend work but still, it's a job and probably comes with a free membership [that whole $10/month, haha]. There's a section that's like, "Do you have any skills or anything that's pertinent to the job?" and I'm wondering if I should put a bit about losing weight and becoming fit [in part thanks to the gym]. I think that would be inspiring for other people at the gym. So, yeah. Debating putting something like that in. Thoughts?
Also, I biked home from the gym in a tornado watch. Go me. I totally didn't know that was going on, haha.