Monday, 8 April 2013

Slow and steady


I copped out on Sunday and ran only two miles instead of the planned three. It was the last day of the fun fair in the park and I woke up too late to miss the crowds. My hate of people overcame my dedication to running and I cut my run short.

However, I made up that mile today, running three miles instead of the planned two. This is the first week of my self-devised 10k training program. I wore my watch for the first time in nearly two years for today's run. I only slightly winced at the total time. Considering how long it's been since I last ran regularly and the extra chunkage I have attached to my good self, the time wasn't as bad as I expected. But just barely. If I keep on keeping on with running and not eating too much crap, it can only get better from here. Woo!

Friday when I was doing my post run stretches, I thought I'd try doing a plank. Back when I was super fit (for me), I could hold a plank easily for 1.5 minutes. Fast forward to last Friday--I wimped out at 30 seconds and it was a fight to get there as it was. Oy. I tried again on Sunday. Another 30 seconds. I figure I'll keep doing them every other day in the hopes of improvement.

And lastly, for my fellow Game of Thrones fans, here's a gift for you:

Later gators.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Back on the wagon


This is so true in my family. Except for this girl, who has been kicking ass and taking names. I've completed all my planned runs for the last two weeks and this week I've already done one of my three 3-mile runs. Yes, I'm finally back to running 3-milers again. It feels good.

As long as things continue to go smoothly (*knock on wood* < --not a euphemism), I'll be starting a 10K training program next week. I'm still debating whether or not to time my runs. I haven't worn a watch on a run since May 2011. I know I'm extra slow now which will not do my ego too much good to see at first, but part of me wants to have numbers so I can see my improvement as I build mileage. I have a feeling I'll cave and wear the watch. I'm a glutton for punishment...and number crunching.

This should be the title of the next book in the series.

On the Game of Thrones front--the first episode was good, but too short. With the crazy large cast, not everyone showed up in the episode. I've heard that this season will cover about half of Book 3. The question is, which of the numerous important events will end the season? It's obviously going to be one of the weddings, but which one?

All right, that's enough nerd talk. Hope you're all doing well.

Later gators.