It’s official. I’m running a 5K. I’m registered. I paid them money. I will even have to collect a number. I will run up a hill that I used to think was too steep for my CAR to climb.
But what’s up with getting there at 7 something in the morning? That’s NUTS!
Today’s theme was: Dealing with Discomfort.
I worked on my mental game, because my watch was broken so I was using kat’s. I left my pedometer at home, so I had no sense of mileage, except for my pace. I ate my carbs too close to the run, so my belly was a bit wonky.
Strength workout tonight. Man, the same thing still kicks my ass. I have a trouble with shoulder presses, evidently. I’ve shied away from them for years. I’m glad to be taking them head on this time.
Site to check out: Tennis Welcome Center. It’s a bit of a primer for people who might want a little something different in their workout.
In the space of five minutes, I destroyed the functionality of two watches, by losing the little metal watchband attachment thingy for two of ’em. Not one. Two.
So, I’m looking into getting a whey protein supplement into my diet. I have heard from three decent sources that this is a good idea, and I’m willing to try it out. But I need to research, so I walk in off the street to GNC.
The young lady was informative, knew everything about the 50 or so versions of whey on the shelf (I’m not kidding), including which ones had how many grams of what, and which ones were better for what kind of workout, etc. She had all kinds of variety on the shelves, and all kinds of price points. She left me feeling like I’d spent my time with a nutritionist.
2.24 miles in the morning
All day’s walking
1.10 miles before bed
So, I saw a personal trainer tonight. She was nice. I think we’re going to do some work together. I think she was surprised that I’m not your typical guy. I think she imagined I’d be like a plate-head at a gym. The conversation went well, and I think she can help me with a few things.
Starting a gym membership tomorrow. I did it through GlobalFit . Have you heard of these guys? Going through them is great if you don’t want to commit for a year. Instead of paying the gym $55 a month directly, I get the same membership through GlobalFit for $24. Not too shabby, eh? And I can quit with only a few week’s notice.
Lately, I’ve had really good luck with something, and I wanted to share how it works.
I’ll get excited about something. I’ll find someone I work with or know who happens to already be established in this something. I ask them for advice or tips, and almost invariably, I get some great new wealth of information that I didn’t have before I shared my excitement. It turns out other people really enjoy sharing THEIR excitement with you, and in turn, there’s a great feedback loop.
Ran 25 minutes, alternating 3 minutes of running with 2 minutes of brisk jogging. According to the pedometer, that’s only 2.24 miles. I imagine when I get up to the running 5 and walking 1 in week 10, that’s when I’ll be completing a 5K every run.
I feel good. My heart rate got into the 170s a couple times, but on the hills, where that would be expected. I did most of the run on grass and that felt great. When I did my last 5 minutes on sidewalk, it was much more difficult. I have to remember when I get up towards the race week, I should run road the whole time.