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10 KM in and rebuilding my run

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

I started my 160 KM challenge a few days ago and it's off to a slow start. It's been over a year since I was a dedicated runner, I let life just get in the way. There were a ton of excuses but all of them pretty weak, even if I pile them on top of each other. I headed out on the first day and thought I'd just do a quick 5K. It turned into a long 3K. I came home defeated and shocked that I was not able to just pick up where I left off. When the second attempt went the same way I decided it was time to take a step back and restart my running program. There's a lot of missing pieces right now that I relied on in the past. No treadmill right now. I don't have any mini 10 minute sessions anymore that I used throughout the day to help build up my stamina. No home gym at all. With the downsizing and renovations we had to put most of it in storage or get rid of it. I didn't think it would be a big deal....it is.

Since space right now is at a premium I picked up a medicine ball and a mini trampoline that can be easily stored. I'm looking forward to breaking them out in a few days when the grandkids are gone. My pace and speed will come back, it just will take dedication and not letting the busy summer months get in my way. I'm so happy to be back running, even if I'm starting over. I love that feeling of gliding through the trees and being surrounded by nature. It's supposed to start raining, that makes it even better. I'll be heading out shortly for another run, it's supposed to start raining, that makes it even better.

Running reduces stress which is good. The older grandkids are here for a few more days. I'm used to the younger ones who like to go for walks, bike rides, the zoo, hikes. These ones like video games and tv. Everything else is boring. I know this because everywhere I've taken them I've heard, this is boring. We'll be working on manners for the rest of the week.

Renovations have started on our home, the siding is all pulled off and repairs are starting before the new siding and addition go on. So exciting!!

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    Excited your home remodeling is under way and that you are running again. Your muscles will remember how to do more soon. You've got this!!!
    101 days ago
    OH man, manners are a lost art these days, it seems!

    101 days ago
    Having a plan should make it happen, emoticon emoticon
    101 days ago
    Good for you!
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    101 days ago
    I really like the C25K app by Zen Labs that we used for our Freihofer Run For Wonen 5k training! It's 8 weeks, 3×week . Start slow , build yourself up again! Good luck ! 😊
    102 days ago
    Oh yeah, it doesn't take long for me to lose stamina and speed if I slack off on the training. But it still feels good when I get through the initial heavy breathing and wanting to stop. For me it doesn't start to feel good until some where in mile 3 - go figure. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    102 days ago
    Great job! Just figure out a new system. You got this. Yes I don't get the gaming all day in the young people. Even I get antsy sitting so long.
    102 days ago
    Great job getting started running again. Slow and steady to rebuild your stamina and pace.
    YOU can do it.
    102 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    Funny thing about grandkids. Mine are 5 and one and a half. The little one can barely walk. The older one likes to walk. My sons like your older grandkids, were stuck sitting too often with their gaming.
    102 days ago
    Good for you for starting over! I had to do that with my bike riding. You have those memories of it being easier and fun and so that's what you expect. It will get that way soon.

    Those darn electronics....those kids don't know what they're missing when they spend all that time in front of their devices!
    102 days ago
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