Saturday, March 24, 2012

Finally not sore

On Tuesday (Mar 22 our thereabouts) I participated in a group workout that left my upper arms & shoulders very sore! We did a 30 sec work 30 sec rest circuit workout: pull-ups, jumping jacks, push-ups, supine bicycle, sit-ups, burpees, and squats. 2x. It's been at least a year since I've attempted pull-ups. I had a hard time changing clothes for the next couple of days. I was surprised my abs weren't more sore at first since I wasn't used to that much ab work either, but they got sore late Thursday. At least it wasn't all at once!

Monday, March 5, 2012


I haven't felt much like bloggin lately. One reason is that I've been writing more in my mapmyrun entries and don't like writing the same thing twice. (Though I usually tried to keep that more technical and this more general.) I also don't get much time to use a computer at home; even if the PC or netbook or tablet is available, I'm usually busy chauffering kids around or doing dishes or cooking dinner or something. Sometimes I also figure "what's the point? nobody reads this." Not that I started it hoping for an audience; a friend had invited me to access her blog, so I had to create an account, so I figured "what the heck? I'll start a running blog." Maybe another reason is that I feel like I'm not making any progress. Of course it's hard to make progress when you don't run. It's also hard to make progress if you run too hard and get injured. I wish I could find another slow runner for a running partner.

I finally registered for the Abq 1/, 10K next month. I also need to schedule my fitness test for this month. (Love those. Ha.) I've been making progress in the C25K program, on week 6, but I keep having trouble with those "longer" run times (ooh, 8 min!). I also started a Polar Personal Trainer 10K training program; I'm overlapping it with the C25K plan (i.e. finding some sort of average between the two). I'm ALSO doing the KB program. I'm still in week 2 of week 1. Month 2 just came out. I should do those 4 days/week. I should have worked out today, but I was full from a late lunch until dinner time! I should just go to bed now. Then I could work out early in the morning. I need to find motivation!! Motivation that will motivated me even when I'm barely awake in my comfy, cozy warm bed on cold, dark mornings!