Fox and Broom

A mom's adventures in keeping healthy, keeping her sanity, and making stuff.

Catching up on a few days.

2/5: This was a terrible run. T. E. R. R. I. B. L. E. I have learned an incredibly important lesson. Do not ever ever ever ever ever not eat enough protein before heading out on a very physical run. I normally eat a protein bar before heading out, but I was out of them. I also had not had much to eat before going out. I barely made it home.
About 2 minutes into my first 5 minute jogging phase, I had to stop and rest because I could not breathe. This had never happened to me before and it scared the bejeezus out of me. I have gotten used to the side pains, the itchy feeling my butt and sides give me from all that bouncing around, even the way my shins feel uncomfortable after going for a few minutes. Not being able to breathe is something I was not expecting. I do truly believe it is because I did not have enough protein before I went out.

2/7: I have decided to redo week 4. I actually think I could do week 5, but due to 2 bad days in a row, I made the decision to just redo this week. This run was better than Fridays, but not as tip-top as I would have wanted. I stopped a few times to drink and because I wanted to make sure my breathing was going well. I was definitely more comfortable on this run than I was on Friday’s run.
Important Note: Get used to breathing through the nose while running. I got a mouthful of bugs today…

2/8: This was my first day of simply cardio + workout. Verdict: I am an out-of-shape slob. I jump roped for about 15 minutes total, did 20 sit-ups, 8 push-ups, and 1/2 of a pull-up. Yeah.

Tonight, I will be doing an hour of yoga before bed. Uh. So I will be doing that in about 5 minutes. I hope to see some better running tomorrow. Hubby also put some new music on my “Workout” playlist. I am actually looking forward to trying it out tomorrow!

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2 thoughts on “Catching up on a few days.

  1. I hear you on the food thing. I never know how to address that. Because if I eat before going out, I have stomach troubles. But if I don’t, I get dizzy. I try to do water. But if I drink too much, I get side pains. So irritating.

    The way I remedy is by running within the first 20 mins I am up. That way, I am not hungry. But if I wait 5 more mins, my head usually is spinning during the workout.

    Also I am convinced pullups are inhumane. After all the work I do during the week, teaching about 14 classes, all of which include some sort of arm strengthening exercises, I still can’t do more than 2 pullups…it’s not natural I tell ya. ={


    • Hehe. I have thought about getting up earlier to get out running, but I have enough trouble getting up when I do… I would also have to get my son up with me and he is worse in the morning than I am. Lol. Excuses, excuses. I was actually planning on heading out tomorrow before lunch. Will be interesting to see how that goes.

      I have been doing pretty good by heading out just before dinner and I usually eat a protein bar before heading out. That way, while I am still very hungry after a run, I am not famished and trying to eat everything in the pantry. I don’t know what to do about the water, either. It is so dangerous to not drink enough, but just a little too much really does cause a lot of pain. I have gotten so that I take tiny sips when my walking time starts. Not sure how I will handle that when I run most of the time… I will have to get more coordinated I guess.


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