Monday, February 21, 2011

Day 3 - schedule out the window but I accomplished something

Alas my friends, my plans fell apart today. That's my meal plan by the way.

I did not have the lunch I planned due to unforeseen circumstances and found myself in a difficult situation. Instead of my preplanned lunch we wound up going to the cafeteria today. We had a co-worker who is based in Calgary with us today and she had no pre-packed breakfast or lunch.

Oh and I've been up since 2:30am, so add those two together and it spells bad things.

Food options were odd today at site so choices were few plus I was tired so my choices weren't so great. I haven't tabulated it yet on my e-tools but I will as soon as I finish this

However I did hit the treadmill tonight and challenged myself. I ran. I don't run or not very often. Last summer I tried but never really took to it. For the past few weeks I've been thinking of giving couch to 5k another go. I don't plan on enjoying running I just find it an efficient exercise.

So after dinner I changed and was about to head off to the gym when I realized I forgot my headphones. Noooooooooo!!!!! I'm now without them until I go home on Thursday. Note to self put a second set in my work bag.

I sucked it up and tonight I hit the treadmill and I walked for 5min then ran for 2min then walked for 3min (repeated 5 times) then walked an additional 3min. All together 30min but 10min of it was running.

A long time ago I picked up a runners magazine and that issue was focused on beginner runners. The advice given was run for a long as you can, recover by walking and then try again so I did.

Tomorrow the focus will be on eating and I'm not sure about what my workout will be.

Hope your Monday was awesome, we'll see how much I hurt tomorrow.


1 comment:

Carol said... might find that you end up enjoying running, and I'll find you along side me at a marathon start line!
As for the headphones, I train without, since most races don't allow them. Find I don't even miss them now. Of course, it just means the voices in my head have more to say, but whatever!!