Thursday, May 5, 2011

Running On

Yesterday was a little lower-key day for me.  I was still sore from the bootcamp, so I did some yoga in the morning instead of cardio, and it felt nice.  I did feel a bit guilty for not doing any cardio though, so everywhere I went (orientation and work) I parked at the extreme opposite end of the parking lot, just to get a few extra steps in.  We were catered in subs for lunch, and I had a turkey sub (white bread, yuck).  I got in one extra snack of peanuts, but still missed a snack, and let the hours slide a bit.  Today is my last formal day of orientation, and it is a half day, so I will have a lot more control over my diet.
By the time I went to bed last night, my muscles were still a little sore from bootcamp, and I knew it wasn't a good idea to do that workout again this morning, so I finally decided to branch out and formulate a new plan.  My old pattern was rotating interval cardio with weights every other day.  Now I will be doing interval cardio, weights, running.  So, today I did the running.  The company I work for has a 5K fun run every month while the weather is nice, so I think I might try to run it.  I might start this month, just to see where I'm at, and then try to improve my time each month.  It will be interesting to see where I'm at by the end of fall.  And since the company I work for is a health/hospital system, they reward employees for doing things for their health.  Just for having routine exams and exercising, participating in health seminars, etc, if you earn enough "wellness points" you get money.  How easy and cool is that? 
Anyway, I ran further than I ever thought I could this morning (I will clock the distance sometime soon) it amounted to twelve minutes of running non-stop, which is the most I've ever done, and I am really feeling quite high!  I can already tell it's going to be a great day!  Hope your day is off to a great start too!  Friday is in sight!

4 comments:

  1. Getting money to be healthy? That is a great deal to me! Good job on the running :)

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  2. As much as I always claim to hate running, it never ceases to make me feel awesome for the rest of the day! Great job!

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  3. Watch you don't over-train, it sounds like you are taking a lot on.

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  4. Debbie: Thanks! You have been an inspiration for me. I know you'll be back on the pavement before you know it!
    C.Curley, I agree, I consider running to be something only "really fit" people can do, so it makes me feel great mentally and physically when I can do it.
    Tony: Thanks, I know it sounds like a lot, but this is an uphill battle at my age, and I will always listen to my body no matter what.

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