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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 6 – Day 3 (REDEUX)

So it turns out that my running partner did not do day three of week six this past Saturday either due to the torrential desert rain that seemed to turn into monsoon season. We decided on our running day two days ago, on Tuesday, to make it up instead of starting week seven. This throws me off and it throws off my moderate OCD-ness and now we will not end on a Saturday, but a Tuesday with the App.

Today will start week seven and I thought I was going to die doing the last day of week six. My sides hurt, my calves hurt, my feet hurt, and my muscles are still sore from Tuesday. I need to take a warm shower and then a bath to ease my muscles. I know I took one the second week of training because I was not used to it at all. There are only two more weeks left in the training app. This is the final stretch and I have to see this thing through. It is not over until I either puke, faint, or die.

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.