That pretty much sums it all up for me. I had started another round of “Total Body Makeover” and ended up getting really sick for a week. It threw me off my schedule. I tried to get back into it, but it got easier and easier to skip a day here and there, and I ended up only walking/running three times a week. It is just not enough, and my eating habits got bad again, and here I am back up to 145. My beautiful guns have lost their definition, and I had, like, five powdered donettes today. Somebody just shoot me already! Okay, so I typed up ANOTHER contract with myself. Signed it. Decided to walk on the treadmill for fifteen minutes. Keep in mind that I have been walking two miles and running two miles about every third day. Could someone please tell me why fifteen minutes on my rinky-dink treadmill had me winded and huffing like the Big Bad Wolf? What gives? The only benefit is that shin splints don’t bother me on the treadmill. I think it has something to do with the incline, which is also probably why I felt so winded…my walking trail is all flat. So here I am again, going to try and try. I don’t know that I have a body weight goal; I just don’t feel good right now, and I was feeling pretty good before. I mean, it would be nice to go down a dress size. That would be really cool. Wish me luck; I’m going to need it. Also thinking about the Sunburst in just a few short weeks. In a perfect world, I would like to finish the 5K in 31 minutes. But that would require some significant healing in my little shin splint problem. So there are my goals…down a dress size and a 31 minute 5K. Before you get all doubtful on me, you must know that I was running seven minute miles before the shin splints.
I’m embracing the 40 degree weather, because it is great for running outside. Or should I say walking/skipping/limping…got shin splints really bad a few weeks ago. But I got me some Brooks and Dun….Brooks running shoes so now we’re in Dun territory…they helped a lot. I’m working my way back up to three laps with no pain. I can do almost one lap with no pain. Lots of stretching, start out on the treadmill or start out walking. Yesterday I burned it up on the way up the hill to my house. Neighbor’s dog Petey wanted to join me, but she held him back. Good thing or I would have tripped over him. As it was, I was about to pee my pants with my sprint. Darn incontinence! It does feel good to get moving. I much prefer running outside to the treadmill inside. I signed up for Sunburst in June, so I have to heal my shins!
Unrelated question: What kind of workout is skipping? ‘Cause I can skip ’til the cows come home without pain. It might look silly for a 38 year old, but it really got my heart rate up.
And finally, LOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVE this video/song by Mindy Gledhill. I even bought it twice. Enjoy.