Fox and Broom

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

A Few Days Behind On Posts

I know I have not been keeping up with my posts like I had wanted to. My internet is still sketchy and my computer is currently not in the most convenient of places. I have gone for days without looking at my email lately. We will be moving our computer probably this weekend or next. Maybe that way I will remember to update my postings more often.

I have kept up with my running schedule. I am at week 5 day 2 in C25K. I am LOVING this week. I honestly never thought I would say that. So I will say it again just for emphasis. I am LOVING this week. I was nervous about running above 3 minutes. That may have been one reason I decided to redo week 4. The other reason is as stated in a previous post: I had 2 really bad running days that week. Today’s run consisted of 2 sets of 8 minutes of running with a 5 minute walk in between. I did it. I did have to make a bathroom break during the 5 minute walk, but other than that I did really well with the running.

I think I have improved so well lately due to the extra cardio, yoga, and strength-training exercises I have been doing on my in-between run days. I honestly feel so much more comfortable running than I did 2 weeks ago. I also noticed that I have a better run if I jump rope for at least 3 minutes during my warm-up. I will usually jump rope for 60 seconds, stretch out my leg muscles for about 60 seconds, jump rope for 2 more minutes, then start walking briskly during the final minute. This warm-up has really given me the best results.

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