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Rover Run 5K (Part One)

Okay so I do not own a dog, but I ran…err…walked this 5k race today. I honed in my training and did better than I expected. I must though learn to drink water while walking. If I can master that then I can master drinking water while running. I am just not coordinated enough for it I suppose. Today was a real test and I think I got slightly sunburned despite the perfect weather outside. I miss my dog that I had for a good portion of my childhood and into my young adulthood. I had to put her down in 2009 and I miss her everyday. I want a dog again at some point and as a running partner. I met a lady with her dog that was a Vizsla dog named Bella and she had done the thing I was thinking about. She got a dog as a running partner and said that that breed had high energy. She lost forty pounds training with the dog. I can not get a dog right now until I finish a few career goals first and have more time to take care of a dog. It would not be fair to the animal if I was busy most of the time and if I get a high energy breed.

So I just wanted to say a quick blog post and I will recoup my energy. I think I am a bit dehydrated so I am going to go rest and eat dinner and write another blog about it tomorrow. I just wanted to write a short re-cap/summary. Wish me well! 🙂

C25K: Week 8 – Day 1

I walked this one because like I said before that I am doing a 5K this Saturday.  I am trying to save up energy. My muscles have been so sore and tired and if a nice hot shower and bath does not alleviate these aches and pains Saturday evening then I do not know what else will. There has to be other ways to relax the muscles with homeopathic ways instead of using prescriptions or over the counter drugs. I hate taking pills, but if I really got to take anything, like my diabetic medication I have no choice, then I will take them despite my loathing dislike of them. My legs want to kill me all ready and I just want to stay in bed. It seems that even though I went to bed early for the last two nights that it has been very hard to get up in the morning. I do not know how to combat this and the only thing I can do for now is hang in there until I see the doctor in a couple of weeks.

Getting there…

I slept for twelve hours straight yesterday. I must have been tired. I could go for some bad foods that I should not have right now, but I need to stay focused and not give in. I had some cookies yesterday though. I am not going to deny it. Today, I do my run after work and it is more likely that I will fast walk than run. I am going to do a weigh in in the middle of this month because you know…women’s issues from before.

I am a bit nervous about my 5k race this Saturday. I might do a recording of it or take pictures, but then again I heard that is frowned upon in the running community. Oh well, I can still blog about it later! 🙂

C25K: Week 7 – Day 3

Yesterday’s training was to run for 28 minutes… I wound up actually fast walking it because my feet and legs were hurting. Hey, in hindsight I have been doing really great up until the edge of week eight of training. This is why I am going to do the training twice over. I also want to take it easy because on Saturday there is a 5k race that I am running with a friend. Okay, in reality I will probably walk it, but jog some parts of it. I know week eight is brutal because it is the last week.

I have to lose weight. I have to lose weight. I have to lose weight.

I want to incorporate more salads into my diet and veggies and grilled fish for the protein part.

I want to fit into that dress that I saw in the shop and I have a year and half to do it.

Why is this so hard? It is not hard it should be easy, but yet this is proving to be difficult.

C25K: Week 7 – Day 2…and Dressing up for a Wedding.

Saturdays are always a good day to run and yesterday was perfect. The weather was perfect even if my hands were freezing. I did not attend my dance class this past Friday because I was so exhausted. Also, yesterday I had to drive to see my brother and his fiance because I said I would be there to help her pick out wedding dresses. I was the official photographer and it was fun. Afterward my brother had dinner all ready done and it was delicious! He wants to do a fun run type of 5k and he has lost so much weight doing the “Raw Fitness Diet”. I do not doubt it works, but it is just not for me and also I can not afford it. I am really proud of him I and as I think about that thought he’s probably snacking out of the pantry…ha ha ha…he’s earned it.

I have another reason to drop the weight because they are going to get married in a year and half and I really want to look good in a dress because my future sister in law says I must wear a dress. Can I not just come in a tuxedo…? XD

I hate dresses. I do not think that they are not pretty, but I do not feel comfortable in dresses and therefore I hate them. I think why this is is because of my body size I just feel like a potato wrapped up in tinfoil and served as leftovers. I do not want to be a potato anymore. When I cosplay I am a cute potato, but not as regular fancy dress stuff. I have to lose this weight. When we were kids my brother was a rolly polly like me, and now he’s a string bean…ha ha ha…I still love him though no matter what size because he is family. 🙂

 

C25K: Week 6 – Day 3…CANCELLED

I did not run this past Saturday due to torrential rain in the desert. I know this sounds like an oxymoron, but it really happened and also I was not feeling well that day. I said I would make it up somehow to my running partner, but I never got the chance to make it up in fear it would screw up week seven and make me unable to bear the first day of that week. The first day in a new week of the training app is always the worst and I did not want to be too tired for it.

I am stepping up on my food intake and what kinds of foods I am letting my body ingest. I decided for portion control to invest in getting small cake plates. The trick is I can eat my meals as long as they fit on the plate and that does not mean make a small mountain either… -_-;

This week I am going to try harder and it is okay once in awhile to take a break from your training routine…just do not make a vacation out of it. ^_^;;

Rest is important for the body too and make sure to drink plenty of water, eat lots and lots of veggies (I can not stress this enough), eat some fruits, and get plenty of sleep. Oh and I need to cut out the caffeine, but I needed it today so I had mom put on a pot of coffee and I made myself a nice 15 oz. of glorious happy battery life giving juice. I am going to be a bit hyper today, but also my anxiety will run higher today and I hope I can manage it as well as the extra energy. Have a happy wonderful Tuesday! ^_^

C25K: Week 6 – Day 2

Yesterday’s workout seemed to just take forever, which made my muscles more tired. It was a five minute warm up walk, then ten minutes for running, three minutes for walking, and then finally ten minutes for running again. Oh and then there is the five minute cool down where I just keep walking, but at a slower pace. My muscles, feet, and sides were paining me. I will reiterate and say that my Saturday runs I enjoy more and it is not as bad. My running partner said it would have gone by faster if I remembered my earbuds for my phone for music. She is right in a way and then I am not looking at my phone constantly to see the countdown of each section. But, the thing is I either forget my Fit Bit or I forget my earbuds and I have to have my steps count.

Tonight I go to my dance class and work on my belly dancing which shapes my stomach. It is raining outside pretty hard. It is a rare sight out in the desert especially in the middle of nowhere, so when it rains it floods, and when it floods no one can get anywhere. Also, there is this thing about people who live in the desert do not know how to drive in the rain let alone if it floods. Hopefully the weather is not too bad so I can get to my class.

C25K: Week 5 – Day 1

Yesterday’s run was interesting. I think on the intervals I had to run I did some slow running. Week five was not so bad, but yet it was still difficult at the same time. I do not know how that is possible, but trust me it was possible and I felt better about running the first interval of the new week. I still thought I was going to die towards the end rather than the beginning of the run.

I also was getting some foot pain while running. The pain was minimal and I think that maybe due more towards the fact that I need to use lotion on my feet rather than blame it on the diabetes. I should not dismiss that the disease is the cause of the pain though. I do need to be careful because if I do get an injury then instead of taking one day off it might turn into week or more. I do not want that because it will drive me crazy.

In other news I still need to force myself to drink more water. I do not know why it is hard for me to do that when I was younger I drank water like a camel. I know as we all get older things change like your body, mind, and food likes. I have to remind myself I am not a spring chicken anymore. It is true that you are young as you feel and age is just a number, but that takes care of your mental health. Your mental health and how you feel are important. This does not give you the license to do a cannonball off the high dive and do some foolish daredevil stunt like you are twelve again. You are not twelve so do not do stupid stuff that has a high possibility of you breaking bones, spraining something, or getting some other horrible injury. If you get injured how can you keep training?

I am not a kid, I am not a teenager, I am not even a young adult, and I am not elderly either just to be clear. I am somewhere in the middle trying to find my middle ground. I am trying to find my space to exist in and a place where I can breathe comfortably in my own skin.

C25K: Week 4 – Day 3

I am starting to think running in the morning before breakfast really is great. I had a better time running on an empty stomach than if I just scarfed down a half a cup of oatmeal or a piece of toast. I know this post is late, but I was so out of it on Saturday that I had a nap five hours after my run. I showered and ate breakfast after my run, then I had to stay awake for the cleaning ladies to clean the house, and while I was relaxing after that I started to nod off. I slept for a couple of hours and then later that day I went to bed at 9:30pm and slept until around 10am the next day. I was still sleepy so I had to ingest some caffeinated beverage. It did wake me up to where I was more alert and then I wondered if I was getting enough water intake. Since I am exercising and doing more physical activity than I am used to and not increasing my usual water intake with it may be dehydrating me. It is a theory that I am going to go with.

Couch to 5K

I started three weeks ago the C25K app on my phone. I did this last year at the same time and completed it. This time around it’s not so bad as the first time I used the app, but I found myself on the third week and day two struggling a bit. The reason for this could also be because I started wearing new shoes yesterday. I weighed myself yesterday and the scale read 312.6 lbs. and I have lost weight since I started. I used to weigh 319 pounds back in December. I have also decided that even if my overall goal is to be 140 pounds that I will make small goals on my fit bit so I can achieve them faster. My goal is to lose 15 pounds by the end of February. I’m hoping I can make it and I did take a start picture of myself, but I am not posting any of that until I make significant progress. If I get back down to my high school weight then I’ll post progress pictures. I just need to stay positive and stay the course right? I even got two co-workers running with me and using the app. Because exercise and dieting alone does not work for very long no matter how motivated you are.