Saturday, May 21, 2011

I've started bike-commuting to work at least 3 days a week. It's ~3.5mi round trip & takes about 12 minutes each way. My butt is sore from riding! My legs have been tired too. (I'm using the netbook to post this & it's dark in the room. I wish this keyboard were backlit so I could see the keys. Anyway...) I've logged 11mi this week and 18+ so far this month. It's been chilly in the mornings; my hands were freezing till I found some gloves, and my ears hurt from the cold Thursday and Friday.

I work about 7:30 to 4. You'd think I'd be able to get some TV time in the evenings. Nope. I do get in kid and husband time, then it's dinner, baths, kids' bedtime, get my stuff ready for the next day, then it's my bedtime. I'm trying to go to bed by 10pm so I can get up easily before 6:30am. The earliest I've made it so far is 10:30.

I still haven't been able to run more than a minute at a time. In fact, the last run/walk I did was run 1min, walk 1.5min, and I had a headache later. I need to do some high-volume KB swings to build up my cardio more. I was doing some blog reading catching up and saw Diana had posted a HVS workout. I'll have to adapt it. I also need to get back to doing those exercised from Runner's World I was doing before we moved. They made my tight hip feel better (both have been hurting lately). And Thierry Sanchez has posted a 9wk KB snatch program I may do...if I can get more chalk soon(!)

It's been pretty nice being back in Abq. The lack of humidity is appreciated even though it's been chillier than expected. We went up to Sandia Crest recently and did some geocaching on the way down, or tried to. It turned out to be too hard to find with the little kids in tow...too far off the beaten path. Actually, we did find 1, but not the 2nd one.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Last Tuesday I Ran

Finally, since moving here I ran more than a block. I tried to do 1min run/1min walk for 20 minutes. I managed it for 10 & then reversed it for 8 more. (In other words I took a 2 min walk break at the 9 min mark and quit running at all at 18 min). My legs were tired the next day but not particularly sore. I finally got a new issue of Runner's World yesterday--yay! It was motivational.