from the unplanned stoppage of fitness training. Energy is at a serious low; motivation is matching it step for step BUT I went to the gym this morning and found to my pleasure that a nice easy 2 mile run was not painful and I didnt get out of breath and there was only one cough so I feel pretty good about my fitness level after another lay off. Time to start training for that Half.
I did decide to try a shorter, more condensed training schedule since I feel like I am already 6 weeks behind on the 18 week one. lol Thanks to the advice of a friend/runner Im trying the Hal Higdon Half Marathon training for Novices. I am slightly concerned about the fact that there is no 13 mile practice run in there somewhere but I dont think everyone does the full distance before they run it the day of...so we will see how it goes.
And at the worst if I dont feel ready in the weeks before I can always run the 10 K run instead; not like its a failure or anything ;)
So Gym this morning was a warm up for starting the seriousness of that training schedule next week. I walked for 5 minutes then ran the 2 miles then walked for 5 more minutes. I didnt enjoy fighting with the treadmill to keep it going so someone is going to have to fill me in on how to keep the damned thing going. Pissed me off to no end.
After I ran I did arms and back strength training and while doing that I have loads of time to assess other people's running styles and compare to my own ;) I wonder what I look like on that treadmill? ahhaha
There was this one chick in high top plastic sneakers and plaid pajama pants; another chick who appeared to be in pretty good shape but ran on her toes the entire time she ran; her heels never touched the floor. Ouch. Then there was the really fit looking fellow who hopped on the treadmill and proceded to walk with quite a swagger/wiggle at a rather slow pace; Im assessing him at really gay. lol I seriously have NOTHING else to think about while lifting weights. Not my fav time.
Cross training is going to include biking. We have an awesome loop here for biking with loads of hills and when we leave our road the loop brings us back around; it should be challenging and interesting ;)
Anyway need to go get some real work done.
Going back to the gym tomorrow tho :)