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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!


Today’s run sucked. Big time. I did not do the exercises I had assigned myself on Sunday. I should have forced myself to. It was a hard week, not that that is any excuse, but it was. I am usually home by 4:30 and could have been done with any exercises by 5:30. Instead, I didn’t get off work until 5, and just had to make dinner or head out to a family dinner as soon as I got home. Bleh.
I also wore the wrong undies again. AND there were a WHOLE lot more people at the park than usual. So I got to feel real sexy pulling up my underwear every few steps.

I did think about my music as I ran today. I started making a list of the people I really LOVE to run to:

Black Eye Peas (I have a few of their songs and they just get me pumping)

Cake (the singer has such a strange singing voice, but the music has an awesome beat)


Garbage (even when she keeps calling me a “Stupid Girl”)

I have discovered a few that I can not run to:

The Knack. I love The Knack, but I slow down whenever they come on. And my Ipod LOVES them… they come on a lot.

David Bowie. I adore Bowie. He is my absolutely favorite singer/actor. I love him in “The Man Who Fell To Earth.” It is a strange movie and he was wonderful in it. I can’t think of anything I do not like him doing. Except singing when I am running. *sigh*

I did have a few distractions while on my run (besides the underwear). I do think I would have enjoyed it a bit more if:
1. I had not brought the neighbor’s kids to play with my kid at the playground while I ran. I felt like I had to keep stopping to find them and make sure they were ok.

2. some wanna-be punks trying to be tough with their colors had not invaded my running area. I have lived in a much larger city and have lived in one of the ghetto areas of that same city. I know the damage gangs can do. These kids were too soft to have any idea what they are up to, and while I am glad about that, it still pisses me off that they came to my park… and scared the kids I had with me. Grrrr.

Friday’s run will be a lot better. I will be able to go while everyone is at work or in school. My Friday and Sunday runs are my favorite. Wednesday is hard not just because it is 2 days after my last run, but also because I head out just after getting home from work. I am already tired and cranky, then I add to it with some pretty difficult physical demands.

I will get better about doing exercises on Monday and Tuesday. I am going to start having people over for “yoga night” on Tuesday and on Friday. I am hoping this will help me to stay on a schedule with extra exercises. For Monday’s cardio workout, I will jumprope for 20 minutes, then do some pull-ups (or try to), push ups, crunches, and end it all with a really really good stretch.

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