Monday, April 9, 2012

This running plan

So, now that I have it in my head to run, I have more thoughts. That of how nice it would be to have it as part of my exercise arsenal for times I can't get to the gym. I'm thinking mainly of our trip to Croatia this summer. Wouldn't it be great to take a run in the morning along the seaside? I wouldn't feel like I'm losing ground on my fitness on our 3 week vacation.  Sure, we'll be swimming and walking around that entire time, but nothing strenuous.

Of course, I'm making a lot of assumptions - like there'll be places for me to run, but there might be... hmmm... but that would also mean more stuff to bring and we are trying to limit our luggage. I'll have to think on this more, but for now, it's motivating me to keep trying despite that awful attempt on Saturday.

Today I did BodyPump and this evening I'll do BodyStep.  Those I can do really well now, but this running business? Holy Moly! But I guess it's good that I want to try again and that I'm not going to give up. I'll give it another shot tomorrow - Tuesday. It can only go better than Saturday, right? Ugh...

Amazingly, the scale was down this morning despite my slight pig out last night. Today I'm really not very hungry, so I'm going with it and eating light as I know soon enough I'll be fighting the famished feeling again.

Stats for 4/9/12:

Highest weight: 275  Now: 171.2
Total hours exercised in 2012: 69/250


  1. I enjoy reading your blog! I really think if you keep giving it a go that you will find your rhythm! Keep it up!

  2. Hi Melissa - I hope you have better luck with your next run! I'm a "graduate" of C25K and I would recommend starting at the beginning. Even though you have a high level of fitness, your muscles need to adjust to a new type of stress. Do week 1, day 1. If it's clearly too easy once you have completed it, then start week 2 on your next run. Also - go SLOW. Get the time in first, there's time to work on speed later. Have fun!!

  3. I agree, in fact hubby (who has a high level of fitness, but who is not a runner) is right now nursing a sore calf from doing too much on a run. Start slow, take it easy! And starting at the beginning makes you feel great, such achievement. I thought my pace might be too slow, but now i am week 6 I think it has been just right.

    And take your running kit to Croatia!