Friday, August 17, 2012
Did you know that 18 weeks of training for a 50 mile walk is a LONGGGGGGGG time????? I've been doing this training now for about 14-15 weeks and I'm ready to get this walk over with and get the variety back into my workouts! I haven't made it to Tae Kwon Do for a long time and when I did make it, it was only for a couple of classes. I really wanted to test in September (the week after my walk) for my next level of black belt but with the walking 4-5 days a week and three kids in stuff it just hasn't happened. And I'm getting annoyed.
I LOVE my TKD classes and miss my dozens of DVD workout videos that give me so much variety. I miss strength training but walking a minimum of 4 miles and now getting up to 5 and 6 miles in a week along with up to 18-20 miles on a weekend day, it takes SOOOOO much time!
I am totally committed to this walk - don't get me wrong - but I'm getting bored since my walking partner stopped walking with me a long time ago. It's just not the same when you're doing it by yourself. Don't get me wrong - sometimes I LIKE being by myself but I'm just getting bored.
Anyway, I'm just whining and will get over it so don't worry about me. I did start running and was doing quite well doing run/walk intervals where I would run for 1-2 minutes and then walk for 1-2 minutes but when I started the third week of the Couch to 5K and it required me to run for 3 minutes. I couldn't do it. I just get to a certain point when I have to stop. I can do it on the treadmill - but not outside. I got discouraged and stopped running. Haven't run since.
Boy, this is a whiny blog! Anyway, I'm looking forward to meet two of my Spark Friends who will be in town for the Dirty Girl Mud Run tomorrow! After I take my youngest to football practice, somehow get the house partly cleaned and walk 15.5 miles before 7 p.m. Wish me luck!