Wednesday, April 09, 2014
A few weeks ago, I felt good about running 4 miles consistently a couple times for a few weeks and signed up for the Minneapolis Half Marathon. I decided to take my running outside and did 4 miles. It was hard. Like I could feel the impact on my hips. I eventually got home, very defeated. I haven't ran since.
Tonight, I was on Facebook and a few of my friends liked my activity of me joining the event. Than, I started to feel like I should attempt to train at least. I couldn't let my friends down. Peer pressure at it's best.
So, now I am looking at training for a half marathon. This means I MUST get my butt running. Literally. But, I really want to commit to it. I want to run. I want to do the strength train. I'd like to get some regular walking in to help condition my body for impact. I want to swim. I want to run stairs. It'd be even cool if I could fit spin and step classes into my routine.
But, I lack time. (I know, I know. People busier than me are running.) I know how lame lack of time sounds. I struggle with getting regular fitness in. Sometimes I do morning workouts in. Sometimes I workout at lunch. Sometimes I workout in the evenings. I find I enjoy the evening workouts the most because I am not rushed or have a time restraint.
But, that is limited as well. I get off at 6:00 pm. If I go to the gym right afterwards, I cannot find parking. If I go home, tiredness seeps into my muscles and bones and I don't want to go anywhere after supper. I don't remember having this much lack of energy when I was working two physical jobs. This sedentary desk and stressful job just sucks all my energy.
In a perfect world, where I could get 8 hours of sleep everyday, eat healthy, have no temptations at work, could workout in the evening and had energy, I'd do something like this.
Sunday - Run long
Monday - Strength train / Step Class @ 5:00
Tuesday - Run 3-4 miles / Group Cycling Class @ 5:00
Wednesday - Walk to work / Strength train / Elliptical
Thursday - Run 3-4 miles
Friday - Strength train / Elliptical
Saturday - Walk to work / Swim or Run Stairs
Now, that I have written it out. It kinda feasible. Yet part of me inside is scared that it is a gamble and I am setting myself up for failure.
I have been counting calories this week even though I haven't worked out. Kinda tough with no iPod. I might walk to work tomorrow morning. Already packed a salad with salmon on top. Hoping to get a new MP3 player on Thursday. Apparently there is one that is typically $70.00 that is going to be $25.00. So, hopefully, I can get back on track. With tracking calories and working out, I hope I can shed some of this weight. If I could just lose 10 by June 21st, it'd be nice.