cosmic_ocean: (academia)
I've been naughty.

Ever since my last post I haven't been going out to run! I've done several 8 and 12k walks and stuff, but nothing substantial to get me in the military. Unless it's no longer a requirement to run, and I doubt that, lol. On the plus side, the walk that used to take 3 hours is more like 2 hours and 15 minutes! So there's a bit of improvement as well.

Nevertheless, today I decided enough was enough and I better get my rear in gear again! So I went out on a run by myself, for about a half hour, and did surprisingly better than I did before, despite not going out for a while. Seriously, remarkably better than I did before. I dun get it at all, but I'm not going to complain!

I feel better than I did the last week...ish, after being incarcerated at Barb's house. She had no chicken unless it was deep-fried and frozen, and nothing remotely healthy except a stalk of broccoli and some Kashi oatmeal in her house. So I subsisted on cookies, oatmeal and broccoli for four days and came home feeling like crap and unable to sleep. Now I think I'll sleep much better tonight, be up for most of the day tomorrow, and feel a lot more energetic.

I'm going to do some exercises for my midsection tonight before bed, then I think I have to go on a 12k walk tomorrow morning, weather pending. If it's raining too much to go out, I'll do some yoga! in preparation for the yoga class being held at the community centre at the start of March. I don't want to look stupid in front of everyone! XD

Later this week (weather pending...again), I want to get to the beach, before the Italians get to it again. :D
cosmic_ocean: (ace)
Holy crap, my whole body is achy. A good kind of achy, to be sure. I am plodding along at a slow pace, but I'm not expecting to go fast from the get-go, so.

I started running 2 minutes, walking 3 minutes, running 2 minutes, walking 3 minutes. I think I did pretty well, except near the end I felt like my face was going to explode from heat. lol. We went for about 40 minutes, just down the street, around the elementary school, and back down the same street to home. I ran about 8 times...that's 16-ish minutes total, and the rest of the time we walked quickly. My hip joints and right knee are kinda sore, but that happened when I started walking for 3 hours at a time.

I'ma do this routine again and again for about 1 or 2 weeks, then switch it up to run 4 minutes, walk 3 or 2 minutes. It depends on how I feel at the time, I guess. Hopefully I'll be able to drag my arse out of bed tomorrow to do another jaunt, but if not, Wednesday will be the next day I run. I don't think I'll be taking the dogs anymore, either.

And I gotta look up some foodstuffs to give me energy for running - it's not a good idea to run on an empty stomach. o.O Really a bad idea.

So my body isn't quite made for running yet, but it will be. Oh, it will be.

Funny side-note: my dog almost threw up from running so much today. I guess we're almost on the same page with the running. Except I only almost threw up because of the smell of the garbage drop-off spot, and not running too much. lol.


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