Today’s Workout: Time among the bones…

Week 3 day 2 and of course I pick more paranormal stories to run with.

Today, I played around with the timing of my run. With the Saxenda, it takes me longer to be hungry so making and eating dinner right when I get off work isn’t as convenient. I’m just not as hungry. This time, I changed right into my workout gear, did my 28 minute run, THEN made dinner after I cleaned up. I have to say, I do feel better. I have a limited amount of time between getting home from work and sleep and running with a full stomach doesn’t always feel the best (depending on what I eat). I’ve read conflicting articles about if it’s better to eat before a run or after and I’ve just decided to do whatever feels best to me. It’ll take more than one day of this but on days I’m off or work late; I run early in the morning before I eat breakfast and I like it. Mostly because it’s the ‘hardest’ part of the day done and the rest of the day seems easier.

But I’m also not the ‘get up at 5am’ type. I like my sleep and write in the evenings sometimes until 11pm. I’m too old to get only 4-5 hours of sleep and function properly the next day. 

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Today’s Workout: Week 3 Day 1

I’m sad this story is over. After this run, I was futzing around with the app to see what missions I could do next and I guess I figure it out on the spot. There’s SO much I can do while I wait for the next season to drop.

As for the run itself, this week is when the workouts are shorter but the intervals are longer. The minimum number of miuntes for this episode was 31 minutes and the run for c25k was 28 minutes. I just walked the extra time instead of ending early. I didn’t see the point in wasting such a small amount of time. 

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Today’s Workout: Week 2 Day 2.

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This was a good run! I was in the zone, breathing was good, and no knee pain. I hate to jinx it but I’m looking forward to the longer runs. They take up more time in my already jam packed days but I think in the end it’s worth it.

Yeah, not much to say about this one. High fives all around!

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Today’s Workout: Week 2, Day 1

With my knee back to normal, I’m back to running! It felt great and in fact, 30 minutes felt too short. I’m glad, it would be so demoralizing to feel overwhelmed after running for so long. I did take breaks but I still should retain some of my endurance.

And you know I’m diggin’ the werewolf angle of this story. One of my most loved characters in my books is a werewolf so, I have a soft spot.

I’m hoping to get in all three runs this week and so some weights but with the round robin of random body aches, I slept on my arm wrong and it hurts. Seriously, this is stupid. I want a refund on my adulthood, please. I am severely dissatisfied with my experience.

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Today’s Workout: Week One, Day Three.

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I like these historical missions even though I can’t wait for the new main story episodes to come out.

Part of having time to run in the evening means having dinner a little later. I come home and go right to the treadmill. Since I’m still on the Saxenda, I’m not very hungry in the evenings anyway.

I did notice my joints are not happy with the cold. It’s about 30F and my office is always cold so, I’m sure that’s why. While I was running I felt fine. In fact, I got distracted and missed a walk prompt and kept running. To be fair, even after not running for so long, the running intervals in the beginning of the C25K feel very short to me after running for so many years. Not to mention I’m 19 pounds lighter. It can only get easier from here!

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Today’s Workout: Week One Day Two

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Noooo!! Season nine ends on a cliffhanger! I have no idea when the next season will be out and there are plenty of side missions I can do while I wait for the new episodes.

I’m still sticking to a max speed of 3.5 for now while I get used to running after such a long break from it. I would like to be able to run faster for long distances,

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But I’m not going to break my body to do it. I’m all about pushing myself in small increments and attaining small victories. My victory now is just starting over instead of giving up. I want to be leaner and stronger as I’m not getting any younger and would like to ensure I have as many mobile years in my future as possible.

I’ve almost lost 20 pounds and have 30 to go. I did notice when slipping on my running gear that the pants are more loose than I remember. I do need to get more weight days in to get stronger so I am aware there’s bigger things than the number on the scale.

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Today’s Workout: Restart.

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My job ended up having to close since so many people were out with COVID so, I figured I’d get back to work on my running by restarting c25k and running early in the morning before I get to writing.

It felt great to get moving again and I’m really going to try to get my writing done earlier in the day (when I go back to work) so I can run without guilt when I get home.

Yes, I have been exposed to COVID but obviously since I feel energetic enough to run, I don’t have symptoms but I’m keeping isolated just in case. There’s huge lines and shortages in testing right now so unless I feel sick, I’ll let higher risk people go get tested before I take up a spot.

As of now, I have no further weight loss updates since it hasn’t changed much one way or the other. I’ll post some numbers once there’s something to post about.

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Today’s Workout: Making the most of lunch

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I didn’t have the chance to prep my lunch before I left for work so, I picked a place far off to get something to eat. It may have been a bagel with tuna (no mayo) and I know that’s a bunch of carbs but it was actually nice to be outside.

I don’t know if I’m in the place where I feel comfortable running outside again. Not in this heat for sure, but my main reasons for sticking to the treadmill were other people thinking they have a right to mock me while I’m running. Even if I feel good and I’m getting healthier, it’s disheartening to get teased. If you’re the type of person to do this, you’re not helping. If you think overweight people should go workout, maybe don’t laugh at them when they do.

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Today’s workout: Sleepy…

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I was going to run today but I slept VERY bad. When I’m so tired I can’t organize my thoughts, I don’t trust myself not to fall off the treadmill. I wasn’t about to skip a workout entirely and I need more weight training anyway. The kettlebell was a perfect quick workout before I went to bed early like an old lady.

Later on this week, I’m going to try and re-run yesterday’s failed start to week 8 of c25k because that pace time still bugs me!

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Today’s Workout: Week 8 Day 1

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I am aware that time is terrible but as other runners will know, sometimes your colon will decide to activate with a vengeance and since the room with the treadmill is right next to the bathroom, I had to pause and make a mad dash. It ruined my pacing and it sucks even more because I was on track to finish that long interval! I’m tempted to go back and try this day again because this is so damn frustrating. I know my goal with this isn’t speed, it’s endurance but that over 20 minute pace is galling to me. 

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