I am starting a new workout regime courtesy of my Nike+ App. Sometimes those free apps really do something nice. Apparently my friends here can’t get me out running on a regular basis even with promises of “Oh yes I’ll join you for X Race coming up in Y Time.” I fail. Sorry friends, but yay for you keeping up your fitness!!!
So this new training routine is training for a 10K. The first week of training is:
Mon – Run 1 mi
Tues – Run 3 mi
Wed – Cross Train
** I swapped T and W because there was no way I felt up to running on T
Thurs – Rest Day
Fri – Run 1 mi
Sat – Run 4 mi
Sun – Run 1 mi
I’m not sure what Week 2 will be like but I think something around Week 3 or 4 is the “Run 9 miles.” Yeah, we’ll see how that goes. If I can keep this up I should start feeling a helluva lot better about my body image. You can’t be fit and lazy, and I’ve spent too much time on the lazy train. I’m still doing things, like violin lessons and playing with the puppy, but I’m not keeping myself healthy and well exercised.
In all honesty I’ve let previous injuries keep me from going strong — patellar tendinitis, a broken foot in high school that led to severe ankle pain for a few years (I limped if I walked faster that a snail’s pace and couldn’t run more than a block for over a year). Let’s just say I’ve had to build up the belief that I CAN, WILL and MUST get out there to do something regarding fitness. Brain Games are a very real thing.
My running trick, because it’s the right season — I pretend I’m being chased by a cloud of really slow mosquitoes and the thought of that much itching keeps me going. If I let them get me I’d better be bed ridden, because otherwise I can totally leave them in the dust for some other lazy sod. I have a crazy intense allergic reaction to mosquito bites — huge red welt that hurts more than it itches. More than 4 or 5 bites and I feel mildly ill. I hate ’em. Therefore, my own worst enemy is my inspiration.