Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Taking the Tortoise Approach to Running

Yep, slow and steady will win the race to be able to run the race, right? Today, I managed to do THREE cycles of jog 60 sec, run 90 seconds (and I walked for roughly 20 minutes). My goal is to be able to run FOUR cycles on Friday, and ultimately be able to do a complete Week 1 Workout by the end of next week.

So I am behind a bit BUT the best thing is that I did not gain back any of the weight I have lost (and, in fact, have lost a little bit more - yay!).

While I am waiting to be back in full "running" routine, I have the pleasure of assisting as a goat midwife which means I don't really do anything. Goats either kid out on their own, or surgical assistances is needed.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Back on Track?

The weather has been quite mild for spring this year, so I have finally taken advantage of it, and decided to attempt Workout #1 again. What I experienced was much closer to what I had expected the first time I did it - lungs on fire, barely able to jog a complete minute ONCE, etc. But this time, my legs did not ache. Well, at least not at first. My body seems to be stiffening up. I could have an interesting morning.

I am proud of myself for getting out and walking at least a half hour (and jogging two minutes), so I hope to make it a part of my regular routine. Speaking of regular routine, I am currently trying to figure mine out. After another epic generalized seizure that resulted in my first ambulance ride - woo hoo - I have been trying to decide what the next few months will entail. Do I get involved with assisting the JV softball team? Do I focus on helping my great-aunt with her library work at an elementary school? Should I do both? And of course, it will be interesting to see how much of an effect my lack of driving privileges will have on the ongoing job search.

At least one good thing about the training program for the 5K: it gives me an alternative means of transportation during my motor vehicle embargo.