Friday, August 23, 2013
So first my excuse was that my muscles and joints hurt. Then it was "I'm tired." Then I don't know what it was, but then it moved to "I'm over-training." After a reboot of my fitness plan, now I feel like I'm not doing anything at all. AND I'M STILL TIRED and my muscles and joints STILL hurt. For a while I was hungry all the time. Now I'm not, but I'm also doing about 1/3 of what I was doing. Somewhere in the middle I have to find a balance.
The obvious issues are that I'm not getting enough sleep, and that I'm not stretching or allowing appropriate recovery time for my activities. I just started taking multivitamins again, but it takes a while for that to help. I also have to remember that I am not as young as I once was, and taking care of a toddler takes a bigger toll physically than carrying around a 6-pound infant. :)
I'm going back to walking again -- maybe not every day, but the baby LOVES to be out in his little toy car (his "coupe") and I miss walking with him. I think if I just aim for 30 minutes of exercise a day, I'll go well over that.
Going back to the 250 minute thing: That's about 35 minutes a day, 7 days a week. If I aim for half an hour every day, I'll go over that time (especially on long run days) and meet my quota. So I guess that's my new plan. Aim lower, knowing that when I do that, I'll usually end up a lot higher than expected.