Good morning all! Wk 6 run 3 completed. Yesterday I posted an absolutely miserable run and was undecided what I was going to do with my exercise today. Do I take it easy in preparation for my last run Friday or just go for it today? Well, the weather was beautifully cool, little humidity so I figured what the heck give it a go. You have to take advantage of weather like this because the heat and humidity has been horrible this summer. I can't imagine doing this run under any other circumstance. I can't say any part of this run was easy because my mind was always drifting to 'i don't know if I could do this" and i had to shut those negative thoughts up constantly. Once I reached the 25min mark I just wanted to see how much i had left in me and set a new target to hit. I wanted to return to where I started the run. I reached that goal and it took me 30:52. Yes that's wicked slow. I figured it was around a 15min mile.. I covered two miles. lol I'm not happy with the time but I can't help but be proud of finishing this run. I could barely run a minute when i started so this is pretty big. One thing I kept thinking the whole time was.. I wonder how much easier this would be on me if I were lighter? I am moving a 225 lb body and it's a struggle. I really have to get a handle on my diet if I'm going to continue running because it's punishing on the body even without the added weight. I was disappointed to see that I only burned 242cal today after all that effort. Made me think other than the benefit of cardio exercise is all this effort worth so little calorie burn. I could just forgo a few food items in my daily diet and hit that number without the punishment on my body. It was a bit discouraging. I believe i have hit higher calorie burns when I was doing intervals. Kinda confused as to what i should do going forward. Good luck to all those who are approaching run 3..if i can do it..surely you can too! xo
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