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Back on Track - The Literal Track

Sunday, December 02, 2012

I'd say I haven't gone overboard on eating, as long as my mornings keep me 276-279 right now I'm content. However, my exercise has slacked. If you read in my other blogs I mentioned that I took a week off after my 10k on the 17th and the Thanksgiving stuff. The following week I took a job as a Sales Associate. That job has me walking around a lot during the day. And by day I mean all reasonable running hours. :-P

I was off work today so I went to the track to do a 5 week running 5k plan. This was week 1 day 1, however I'm going to cut some corners and run my 5k on the 1st of January. (or 31st of December... I'm still unsure!) I walked 1 minute and ran 3. The first 4 minutes were nice and I completed a little over a lap in the 3 minute running span. The next 7 I wanted to stop and go home. It was both cold and hot. I hate the feeling of breathing in cold air while the sun beats down on you. My feet must have been sore from retail, my shoes are worn at my heels so the inside brushes against my heels and rubs it raw. I'm sure I can come up with more excuses, but I did complete the 32 minute workout!

I ran 2.28 miles in 32 minutes which is a 14 minute mile average. I was really hoping I'd be better after this rest, but I felt out of breath. I was tired this afternoon since I now have things going on in life, but I was still hoping to be better.

I don't think this is improvement from my 10k training. I just have to keep working and realize that I did lose some ground. I'm going to fit in as many of the days of this program as I can, but this week I start at 8am and 7am and Tuesday/Thursday are the only work days I'll have to run after work. Thursday wouldn't be smart since Friday I have all day off.

I'll also need to fit strength in as well, but if I do it before work, then it fits in with my shower. Again, just doing what I can fit in until the new year, by then if I'm offered to keep the position or I find something new, I would have less hours.

I'm basically living a sabbatical again. If I do this after every BLC season, then I should be very well trained for when I start maintenance once I lose the weight.
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  • *MAMA*2*BOYS*
    Yeah, trying to fit exercise in with a busy life stinks!! That is why I have basically stopped jogging (although I do want to start again!!) and have just been doing things I can do at my house right now... makes it easier! Honestly though, your pace is still a LOT better than a lot of people (and I don't just mean overweight people!) are able to do, so it's not like all is lost. emoticon
    1933 days ago
  • SONIA260
    7am is gross....just saying....especially being a girl with so much more prep time needed....
    1933 days ago
    Time to find a Planet Fitnessnear you so you can run and walk in the dark or early in the morning...they open at 5:00 am, and I think are open til 10 pm; some are open 24/7. You do what you can do...Maybe instead of fretting about not running, work on your St. That sounds like it would fit into your schedule better.
    1933 days ago
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