Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Today I hit the treadmill and did some more running. . however I found that my calves were not cooperating! I guess they are still a little sore from my run last week. I got some running in, but did mostly walking. I still got my 20 minutes on the treadmill in though. I am hoping this is all a part of the building muscle process :) I will rest tomorrow and try again on Wed. Also I rewarded myself with a little sunshine by the pool! Aaaah I'm loving Phoenix right now~
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Well the last 2 days I haven't been walking quite right. . . my calves are really sore! Apparently I am not in as good as shape as I thought :) However this will not stop me, it just makes me want to do it again, and again until the day my legs don't hurt anymore! Then I will push them again til they hurt again. No Pain, No Gain right? I will get miles of walking done this weekend as we are going to Universal Studios. I may be busy and will not post for a few days~ Hope everyone has a good weekend! I am sure I will. . . . even if my legs hurt, I will push past the pain and have fun!
Monday, February 15, 2010
I did my run today at the gym on the treadmill (like always) but today I saw improvement with my stamina!! I did my warm up walk which is my walk to the gym, then a short walk on the treadmill (1 minute or so). I decided rather than doing my usual 2 min. running 2 min walking routine I would just run as long as I could comfortably then walk a little then run again. . and so on. I was surprised at how long I was able to run! I think I ran with better form and a more comfortable speed which helped. My legs really didn't hurt like usual. I ran about 4-5 minutes before slowing down! A lot of improvement. I mostly slowed down because my face was bright red. I am still out of shape enough to get super overheated. All said and done I think I only walked 3 times and all times for less than about 1 minute at a time :) I completed my 1 mile in about 14 minutes. Then did a 6 minute cool down walk. I think that shaved off about 2 minutes!!! So YA! for me. Tomorrow. . . I am going to bike and Wednesday I will shoot for a 14 minute mile??? Shave a minute off? Well, my goal will be to shave a minute off by next week (more realistic). My goal is to do a 6 minute mile! Also to run 3 miles continuously (not 6 minute miles) . . . . .just be able to complete them.
Friday, February 12, 2010
My family that has been in town are getting ready to go back to Idaho. I am sad about that, but on the other hand I plan on hitting my workout hard everyday since my distractions will be reduced. I have to really start working on my running and swimming since those are what I am hoping to compete in at the Transplant Games in July. I guess team Arizona got registrations and the hotel rooms booked!! I wasn't able to make it to the team meeting, but maybe I can catch the next one! I am actually feeling a little lost about all the details. I don't really know what the team is expecting or needs from me. I have Decals and a link to donate money to help pay my expenses to the Games on my jamiebug blog link. So come next week (Monday) I will be hitting my routine Hard! NO SLACKING!