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Conflicting Feelings

Friday, April 12, 2013

I have been fighting off a respiratory funk for about two weeks and can report now that's almost gone. YA! The cough that accompanied it/is brutal. One night I had to exit the commuter bus on my way home due to a coughing fit and go to the drugstore across the street to buy water and then call the Mr to come pick me up. It just wasn't pretty. Boo! The guy staring me down on the bus as tears streaked my face and the cough got worse ... *AWKWARD!*

Workouts have been put on hold. Running has not been an option. So what is the conflicting feelings? Running. To run or not to run. I'm always conflicted about this activity. On many levels I enjoy it. I enjoy pushing myself and the knowing I did it. Of course, it's easier now that I've lost an additional 40 lbs. which makes it even more fun. The flip side ... running does not promote weight loss and can actually hinder the process. *SIGH* That doesn't mean it's not a good workout or a calorie burner.

This next week ST sessions will be back in my schedule and that will feel good. I'm toying with keeping interval runs in my schedule - walk/runs for a maximum of 30-minutes a few days a week. This should satisfy my urge to become a runner but keep things in check for continued weight loss.

I'm trying to find balance; yet, I'm always feeling unbalanced.

My constant is change.

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TRENTDREAMER 4/12/2013 9:41PM


Sorry to hear.

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MANLEYSANDY 4/12/2013 4:33PM

    I used to run and I hated it, but I did it anyways. I was on the 5k circuit for a while but then I started REALLY hating it, and then I avoided it, which led me to avoid exercise altogether because I "used" to have an all or nothing attitude. Now, I do what is best in terms of fitness and consistency, which for me is walking, and I still lose weight.

I have been toying with the idea of walking a half marathon for about 6 months. I started to train in September of last year to compete in January 2013, but realized that financially the entry fee was to much. I still think I wanna do it, but I am still toying...But my point to all this is about me, (rude right, it always comes back to me) is that it might take me longer but I burn a lot of calories when I do a long distance walk on the weekends, and I get a lot of satisfaction out of the process. Also, I use the incline on the treadmill to pump up my work out, all walking!!!

Just something to toy with, walking is great and you can change it up!!!

Hang in there, you are going to keep doing your thing! I know you will!

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