It’s been awhile since I did a run and it felt pretty good! I thought I might struggle since I was using the bike for so long but everything went fine.
Also, I love how unabashedly nerdy Zombies Run is. Larping, table top games, superhero movies and comics… I may not be into all the stuff they’re talking about, but I can feel how much love the actors put into it that it’s contageous. I really want Sam to get that golden chalace for that game.
I’m not sure I’m going to do the virtual races this year, since I’m short on funds. We’ll have to see. There are plenty of other missions for me to listen to. Even though I’d like another medal to hang… Eh, movement is what’s important!
This week is gonna have some odd hours so, I’ll try to get in my workouts as much as I can. Now, I hae a bunch of food prep to do.
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.
Mission completed! Not only the race but the entire 30 days.
Today was another bike day. I didn’t feel up to running after moving some furniture to clean out clutter and pushing a desk up into the attic. I didn’t want to mess up my back for future workouts.
But that’s it! I did it. 30 days in a row of workouts. Now, I’m going to scale it back to 3 runs a week and weights or bike on alternating days. I’m impressed with myself that despite the unusual circumstances and several serious cases of “I dunwanna” I still made it through. I probably won’t ever do this to myself again. I decided just to try the 5k trainer with the Zombies Run chases on. That should be interesting.
In the end, I went from 220 pounds with 42% body fat to 216 pounds and 39% body fat. Not bad, if I do say so myself. I didn’t even do this to try and lose a bunch of weight but I did. I hope I don’t gain any back now that I won’t be pushing so hard. And the blog will go back to mostly book reviews with occasional fitness stuff.
Since my completionist nature is flaring up, I’m going back into season 1 to complete the race missions. It’s easier because the app allows you to complete the mission in more than one session so I hopped on the bike and did a 40-minute session.
Technically, I did 4 miles but I’m not gonna quibble or mess up my running stats by changing the mission results. I’m fine with leaving it as is and I need more lower impact cardio in my life.
From the sound of things, it looks like this will be the last Home Front mission and I’m sad about that. I really like these. I’m hoping they continue them in some form even though lockdown seems to be ending in some places.
A new thing for me in this session was the wall sit. I don’t do that or even think to do that in my regular routine. I didn’t have to hold the sit long so my knees seemed to tolerate it. I may have to start doing wall sits regularly. I’ll just have to make sure to use a timer to see if I make any progress.
As to why I’m not running as much? Honestly, I haven’t been up for it. Mentally, I’m trashed with all the terrible things happening in the world right now. I need a news detox or to just force myself on that treadmill no matter how I feel. I’m almost done with c210k so I might as well give that final push to finish it.
This time, I followed the mission exactly with some extra barbell moves thrown in. I also did some high knees and leg lifts in-between sets in the mission.
These types of workouts don’t feel as intense as running until the next day. Then I’m wondering why my arms feel like noodles. But it is worth it because I can see the change in the way my arms look already. Not so much in my abs yet, though but I know that will take a lot more than just 30 days to see results.
Still chipping away at c210k. Exciting stuff, I know. But I’m happy I’m close to the end of this program.
Now, when this is done, I am NOT going to start any marathon training. If I can’t get away from something chasing me by the 10k mark, let it take me. I hear marathons are absolute hell on your body and I don’t want to do that to myself.
This is week 12 of c210k and holy SHIT; do I ever feel this in my hips. Maybe it’s pairing these with the long bike rides but I ache in a way that makes me concerned but I don’t wanna skip a day. I did try adjusting my posture as I ran and it did seem to help.
I misplaced my posture belt in my cleaning bouts so I have to rely on self-checking to make sure I’m keeping my core engaged and I don’t hurt my back. It’s working so far but I’m still on the lookout for it. It really is the best way to keep my form.
With these runs being so long, I’m still impressed I can make it through them without any extra breaks. I did screw up this one by accidentally pausing the app and not noticing for 10 minutes but that’s my own fault for repeatedly checking the app to see my progress. I need to learn to leave it alone.
Today I let the mission play while I got on the bike so I’ll probably repeat it and do the exercises in the mission properly that time.
I also snuck in some arm exercises with my 5 pound weights so I can tone there as well. Since I’ve been clearing away a lot of junk in my room, I have more space to workout and it just feels better to have some clear areas. The only problem is going through things kicks up dust I didn’t know what were and I keep sneezing all over the place. Not a big deal since I have a minivan to get rid of it all.