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Jogging, Walking, Strength Training, Working Out

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Today I was scheduled to do my day 2 week 6 of C25K training. My usual place that I run was being used for football turnout, so I decided to try running on the track. I had walked 15 minutes of warm up and was all ready to go. But after just 1 minute of jogging I felt like I was not going to be able to continue. So I walked for 2 minute and ran for 1 minute and then slowly I just kept pushing myself to run a bit longer and walk to get my breathing back. How was it possible that I had gone so far backwards? This is what I was thinking.

Of course, when I thought about it, I realized I had been up since 4am this morning, worked a full day of work without any breaks, came home, gobbled a piece of cheese and 2 rye crisps, just so I could get going to do my workout. I didn't think about the fact that I hadn't had enough water to drink during the day. I didn't think about all the strength training workouts I have done everyday for the past 2 weeks, with just Sunday as a day of rest. It is no wonder that I could not finish the planned training.

So program rewind. I will rest tonight, and tomorrow and on Thursday I will try to finish my day 2 week 6 training. And if I still need more time, I still will take more time. I am not in a race with anybody but myself.

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    Right on! Great awareness and realistic outlook and approach!

    Makes sense to me!
    3314 days ago
    Really good observations here - about the water, and the food, and work and all. I've noticed that sometimes there's just inexplicable 'low energy' days, too. You have absolutely the right attitude! Spark on!
    3315 days ago
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    emoticon good lessons there :)

    (when I started water aerobics, the fatigue was aweful until, it turns out, I increased my breakfast from 150-200 cals up to 350-400 cals... made all the difference in the world... and then later added a snack afterward & like magic, my fatigue issues resolved.... live & learn, eh? ;)
    3319 days ago
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    Great idea!! Don't push yourself too hard, down days are good for you. You can do this!! good luck
    3319 days ago
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    Great insights. Sometimes we just have to back off a little bit and give ourselves a chance to breathe & get some rest
    3319 days ago
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