So since my last post, my half-marathon run clinic has started. It is TOUGH. I won't lie. Yes, I'm getting it done but holy crap. I'm at the back. THE BACK. Well, there's a few others at the back with me. When they show up. Because I have shown up for all the clinic nights and all the group runs so far and they have not, then I'm at the back. By my lonesome. Just me and whichever group leader was designated to me. I try to say please go ahead, I'm okay back here by myself. I know where everyone else is. I know the area but they always stay. It's nice because I think I run longer because I'm with someone. We've been doing ten minutes run, one minute walk. If I was by myself, I'd probably be doing 5 - 7 minutes run and then the walk. Clinic night is Thursdays, group runs are Wed & Sun (long run) and our goal is to be getting in two runs on our own during the week as well. The goal is FIVE DAYS! So far I've gotten in one of the runs by myself in, so four runs per week. Here's my activity:
|I AM NOT FAST...CLEARLY|
Feb 26 - Sculpt class
Feb 27 - Core & More class
Feb 28 - Zumba! -- first clinic night, 3.5 km
March 1 - by myself, 3 km
March 3 - group long run, 7.5 km
March 6 - Core & More class, group run, 3.9 km
March 7 - clinic night, 4.2 km
March 10 - group long run, 7.2 km
See the Zumba above. That was my first Zumba class ever. I have Zumba for the Wii and I've done it sporadically so this is the first time I did a class...with witnesses. This class was no joke. I was sweating buckets and breathless. I had a headache all afternoon and then had to lay down and close my eyes for a while because that night was my first run clinic night. It was so much fun though and I will do it again. It's offered on Thursdays at lunch at work.
Speaking of that sweaty face - when looking at nutrition labels of really crappy foods. It would be so great if they had a list of things you'd have to do in order to burn off the calories contained. Ha - probably not great for their business but great for our choices. Something like this . . . one 255 g bag ketchup chips. Yes I've eaten this. However, I didn't do the two hours of hardcore exercising to burn it off. I could do the one hour of running at slightly slower than that pace however, I would be incapable of doing the following exercises vigorously for another hour. And really, after eating those chips, I wouldn't have the energy to do anything. Every time I think about chips from now on, this is what I will be thinking of.
|Compression socks and slippers. It's cold in Canada.|