Sunday, September 30, 2012
In September I achieved some goals and didn't others. Last week I wrote out a timetable for my fitness minutes, to make up 350 minutes a week. It didn't work. I was exhausted by the 3rd day and was beginning to hate the couch to 10k, and not want to go swimming. For a few days I kicked myself for failing, then got my head back into gear. Learning something isn't failing. It's learning something. I learnt I had to easy back not on my minutes but on the intensity of what I was doing. Thanks all of you who cheered me on.
So for now the couch to 10k is on hold. The committed swims are pulled back to my 1 hour lesson, and one lap swim on Saturday nights. The rest of the time is strength work and physical play of some kind with Crusoe, and walks. For example I played in the local pool for an hour with Crusoe yesterday. I made sure when I was in the deep end I 'ran' and when in the shallow end we played tag. We were always moving.
I still feel active. Still losing weight and size, and daily have more energy. I will certainly increase my intensity as I get fitter. I feel it's more sustainable. And sustainable is what I want. I'll re-evaluate at the end of the Fall Challenge.