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Day 6.23 Enough

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Well...I've been waffling around the same weight range for close to a month now. Looking at it, I can see where my focus shifted a bit--my workouts were less consistent with the change in my trainer's schedule, combined with...I don't know...other things? Worrying somewhat about my shoulder, getting frustrated when the pain level interfered in my bench press; thrown off a bit by my persistent desire to run a 5k, but my inability to enact a consistent and stable training regimen. Which was compounded by rain! Floods! Weather chaos! Lol.

So. Back to basics. Re-structure my eating/food prep a bit so I'm not so unprepared. (Unprepared leads to poor choices in a last minute mad dash). Schedule regular, consistent run training now that the weather seems to be stabilizing a bit. And most importantly--get it through my head that ALL I have to do is get out there and run. 1 km, 2.2 kms, 20 mins, 40 mins, it doesn't matter. It's all conditioning, it will all help. I must lose the mentality that I HAVE to do that insipid, rigid, teeth-grinding C25K plan. I am not a machine, my body does not respond to a rigid guideline just because some program says 'well, it's week 5 so you should be running 20 mins now'. Nope. I run what I run. I strive to improve, to not stop just because I'm feeling lazy, but also not to overdo it and get frustrated because I somehow think I 'should' be at a certain point by a certain day.

My goal at the moment is to be in the 130's by August. To bench press and squat 100+ lbs by then as well. Don't know if that's doable, but it sounds good when I say it.

Go, squat booty and perkier...er...chest. :D

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TEMPEST272002 6/24/2013 10:00PM

    You're right - ALL you have to do is show up and do your best. The distance, the speed, the form... those are things to work on continuously. The plan is only a guide. Took me 4 weeks to get past week 5 of the c25k!

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