Great scott – I’m so behind with blogging, reading/commenting on blogs and everything else in life… I’ll get there!
Last Thursday, I was given the all clear to run some intervals. Walk 3 mins and run 1 min. Then I lazed around until Sunday when I finally decided it was a good time to give this a go.
Allow me to back up a little bit… Friday, my day of rest, I was a complete waste of space. Seriously – I didn’t even bathe until the evening. My coffee drink was excellent, although the pill to help digest said coffee drink was only a tad helpful. The directions say you can take two at a time so I will try this next time I am “forced” to drink dairy. I did finish season 3 of LOST – PLEASE NO SPOILERS! I know I am way late in the game on this one but it’s all new to me. I’ve been living under a rock.
Saturday, I ran some productive errands and then came back and did some spring cleaning. I really enjoy the concept of spring cleaning; I simply don’t always follow through with the practice. This time, I was successful. I cleaned my room. It took a few hours as I worked to come up with piles of stuff to give away at the same time. Yep – some dehoarding. Dehoarding is so hard for me! I would come across clothes and say to myself, “well, when I get thinner, I would totally wear this again!”. But I’ve been saying this for a couple of years now so maybe, just maybe, holding onto these clothing items isn’t the best use of my (limited) space. I would get into a rhythm and be able to put the donations in a pile and I am definitely proud of this. Then I started getting kind of overwhelmed with how much stuff I have. I didn’t know where to go from there and I did shove some stuff in the closet when I couldn’t deal with it anymore. I was done for Saturday*.
Sunday I managed to do a bit more and now face the laundry mountain. Sunday also included the running of the steps! Now, I’m not talking running Rocky steps or anything. As mentioned above, I did 3.2 miles of walking 3 and running 1. I made sure to make the 1 mile faster than I would normally go and it was harder than I anticipated. I guess not running for four weeks and my only movement being what I manage during the day delivers a hit to the whole fitness thing.
Monday, I ran the intervals again and I tried to push the running pace a little bit. It was only for the last couple and I’m going to give it a go again. The truly remarkable thing about this was that I worked out on a Monday. I was going to put it off – it was a tiring day but I remembered my time frame for the week was limited considering my impending travel plans. So I hit the tready. Gotta push through – going for a mental shift of NOT putting off training when I can fit it into my day. I’m going for change – wahoooo!