Yesterday, I was pressed for time. I woke up late and then Razz kept crying so I kept trying to get her back to sleep. All in all, I had 30 minutes to go back and forth to the gym AND workout too. So, I did the Cool Running workout and cut my warm up and cool down time to finish 1.5 miles in 21:20.
Today…I thought I had enough time, but it still didn’t feel like enough. I didn’t get up at the crack of dawn, but thought it would be ok. I just wasn’t feeling the workout today. I don’t know if it’s b/c I kept thinking about my Dad or I need to give my legs a break. Is 3 days in a row too much? I didn’t do 5 miles each day though so…
Anywho…I was doing my 1st Workout for the 2nd week according to that Cool Running site (which means 5 minute brisk walk for a warm-upand then 90 second jog 2 minute walk). My legs felt so heavy and kept getting so tight within the first jog…I was only able to do 2 miles on the ‘mill and then another 1 on the Elliptical. Still, my legs felt heavy and tight on the Elli too. Maybe I need to stretch more? Maybe I should alternate days and let my legs rest every other day or something? The sun beats down in that room in the morning so I was feeling extra hot, despite the cold (32 degrees) weather outside. That extra heat didn’t help either.
I keep trying to push for 5 miles because I have it in my head that that is good distance to lose weight faster (I don’t know, that’s just me), but 5 miles takes FOREVER on the treadmill. I can’t wait until it gets a bit warmer so I can walk/jog to the gym (which is almost exactly a mile), get on the treadmill (or elliptical) for 3 miles and then walk/jog back for a total of 5 miles.
I think I need to take a class or do some other exercise. I don’t want to bore myself and end up not working out (which is what’s happened before). I have to remind myself that I need to keep on doing this and eating healthy so I can lose weight and be healthy (especially w/what’s been going in w/my parents) and so that I can run that 5k next month!