from couch 2 5k for now, I think. We’ll see. I prefer to run at the track at the park, but with the lockdown, we aren’t supposed to go to the park. I can run my neighborhood, so maybe I’ll try that, but I might just take my dog for walks and do fitness Marshall workouts at home for my workout. We’ll see what happens. I’m just going day by day. I am going to continue working, we were given the choice to get paid time off, or $3 more an hour to keep working. So for now at least, my store is still open. Who knows, that might change. Hang in there friends!
Working right now is just making me tired. I mean, I’m on day 4, so by this point I’m usually tired, but I’ve been training, which is a bit frustrating, because it feels like I’m doing 2 jobs at once, my own, plus babysitting someone else. But I’ll be happy once that training bonus comes in! But it’s also just frustrating being one of the few businesses open. It’d be nice to be paid like a necessity! But I’ve been having trouble getting myself to go out running even though it’s GORGEOUS out. With being wiped by the time I get home and then also hanging out with my friend who’s home, I just keep putting it off. So I’ve just been running every 4 days instead of every other day. Oh well.
The other day was super nice out so I went and did w3d3 again since I took a week off. Then my friend and I took Luna on a walk at the waterfront! She had a great time sniffing new things and meeting new pups! Yesterday I didn’t do much, but today the sun is starting to come out so I think I’ll go try out w4d2. I’ll update on that.
What does one do when they wake up aching with a severely upset stomach from a binge?
They drink coffee and water, take a pain killer or a Magnesium pill, wait until their stomach calms down before they go raise some money for Australia (and I guess get fit lol). #RunForAustralia
Spouse: you look great. Your workouts are starting to show.
Me: **grabbing stomach rolls and talking in my cartoon voice** that’s great because I’ve eaten 5 mini cookies already today.
Anyone know any body pos bloggers/vloggers that also address weight loss/fitness?
I’m really tired of seeing videos of people making their blatant fatphobia as concerns for health. They’re not concerned about your health. They’re pissed you don’t meet their standard for fuckable. That’s literally it.
I just want to see some people who treat their loss or fitness as a privilege. Also not shit on people who are obese. Because fuck that.
I’m losing weight literally because I think it will benefit my body more and allow me to be the athlete I always wanted to be. And it is more of a side effect of my goal to celebrate my body through fitness.
Because I want to be an Amazon. Or a dragon.
So if I find any body pos fitness or anything I’ll try to share. Because this is fucking bullshit.
Side note: my resting HR has gone up since being sick and I’ve gained like five pounds. I’m more concerned about the HR. And blood pressure. It could be because I was fighting off my strep pneumo (and consequently coming down with strep pyogenes aka strep throat) or it could be because I was stressed the fuck out from missing work. Or because I was eating a shit ton of salt. #oops.
Gonna see if I can run some and maybe go by the gym. Since my brain doesn’t want me to and I think I feel a depressive episode coming on. Gotta make use of this energy while I have it lol.
Fit bit says 2.2 mi, Zombies, Run! says 3.06 km, and Charity Miles says 3.1 mi. All are GPS based mind you. Going with the middle ground, here are the stats.
2.2 mi in 39:55
Wow, that looks terrible. Points I’ll add in my factor:
- I haven’t been exercising lately so this was my first day out.
- its 84 F with 69% humidity
Things that I could have done better:
- I probably could have ran more of the stretch. It was 100000000% a mental thing
- went earlier when it was cooler (5 degrees may have made a difference)
- drank more water before I left
- used my inhaler 30 min before instead of immediately before
- not worn all black
Overall, I think it was a decent start to ease back to fitness. When my muscles quit twitching I’ll stretch.
I’m super proud of myself for this week! I’ve been on three runs (2 mi, 3 mi, 2 mi), and haven’t fallen off schedule yet. Tuesday and Thursday were hard to get out because I was so tired from working all day, but I did it anyways! Already, I can feel my speed and endurance getting better.
My “long run” (only 4 miles) is supposed to be on Sunday, but I’m in Cleveland for the weekend and really don’t feel comfortable running in downtown CLE lol. So I’m going to do that run on Monday once I’m back. I’m a bit nervous that not being able to follow my training plan to the day might throw me off again, but I’m determined to stay on track until the race!
Side note: I’ve switched my tracking from km to mi (bc my new training plan is in miles and it just seemed easier that way), and what an adjustment! Lol my fitbit app talks to me every mile, and it’s weird having to wait so much longer between alerts. I keep thinking “this is where my fitbit should be saying another mile completed”, because I’m used to what a kilometer feels like. A bit of adjustment (my pace also looks WAY slower on paper now lol), but I’m getting used to it.
Countdown to Race Day: 51 Days!
So there’s a Women Rock marathon in Chicago in mid September and for some reason my brain said “hey, superchthonic, you want to do the thing”
…and I’m never one to resist an impulse, so I strapped my sneakers on, downloaded the couch-to-5k app for my phone, and took off to start training.
it was the first time I went for a run (well jog, let’s be real) in probably 3 years?
AND HOLY ENDORPHINS, BATMAN! I feel so fucking good, just AHHHHHHH I crawled up the stairs with sweat pouring down my face and managed to beat the killer storm that’s on the way and ordered Mexican food as a victory prize.
Now I just have to decide if I want to go babby-step style and start with the 2.5k, or if I go for the 5k, since I have time to train?