I can't believe it's been a month since I last wrote! Over Memorial weekend, my family and I went on a twenty mile bikeride. I went on several shorter rides. By Monday I could not move. My back hurt so bad. I went to the chiropractor Tuesday morning. That week I did interval taining, treading and Mountain plus ran/walked 5 miles. Visited the chiropractor twice a week for the next two weeks. Now down to once a month again.
also was dealing with sick children and not feeling well myself. This week we are all back to good health. I am back to working out today. I have been eating horribly. And when I say horribly I mean junk food like you wouldn't believe. I figure I'll work on exercising for the next week and the jump back into my 90/10 healthy eating plan.
Whenever I eat unhealthy foods, I start to have negative thoughts about myself and my progress. So I need to start eating healthy again.
The exciting news is that even though I haven't exercised in a week and half I was able to go out and have a great workout. The sun came out this afternoon, I told the girls they were babysitting because I was going for a run. I walked .6 miles then decided to run. I ran 2.2 miles in 35 minutes. I never stopped running. I nver took a walking break. And I felt like my legs were rubberbands by the time i was done. I probably could have walked faster than I was jogging at the end but I did it. I kept my eye on heart rate. If it got up to 160 bpm I would slow my pace down. I was able to maintain jogging just by keeping my heart rate at a reasonable rate. Who knew! I didn't worry about how fast I was running. I wanted to run 2 miles but didn't really think I could do it. But I did do it. And I am going to do it again! and again! and again!
I signed up to do a duathlon in September. a 2 mile run, 22 mile bike ending with a 2 mile run. I knew I could do the bike ride, and I could walk the runs if I needed to do that. But I want to run the first 2 miles, bike the 22 miles and crawl the last two if I have to! I got nervouse when I read that I had only 2 1/2 hours to bike the 22 miles. But then I realized that I really won't have a problem iwth that. Though I will need to start training with pacing myself on my bike. I now know I can run 2 miles. Now I have to train running two miles and then hopping on a bike. I can do this. And I am so excited to do it.
Duathlon...my next adventure begins now!