Today’s run was a challenge. It’s week 6 day 2 of c25k, 10 minutes jogging followed by 3 minutes walking, twice (plus warmup and cool down). The first 10 minutes wasn’t too bad — a few minutes I thought, wow, a couple months ago I felt worse than this after 30 seconds. That made me smile–progress!
But overall I just wasn’t feeling it today. I don’t particularly like any of the week 6 podcasts I’ve put on my phone, and good music definitely helps power my runs. You can set Runkeeper to update you on distance/time/average pace. I think I’m going to turn that on for my next two runs and listen to my own workout playlists. They’ll be 25 minutes straight running so I don’t need cues at weird times to start and stop.
More than the music though I just felt kind of blah and wished I wasn’t running today. After the 3 minute walk I didn’t want to run again and it was a big mental challenge to push through that segment. It was also a physical challenge — my right hip flexor felt kind of tight and I could feel it affecting my gait a little. I’ve never been very flexible. I need to work on stretching more and better.
In other news, the BF bought a giant box of cheezits at Costco. On the one hand: OMG cheezits are delicious. On the other hand: they are a nutrient-light, calorie-dense food and don’t really contribute to greater health. Decision: I’m allowing myself one serving per day (if I want it) because I really like them and its important to me that I get to eat foods I enjoy. The whole situation is a little weird though–I would never think to buy cheezits, even if I were standing in front of them in the supermarket. To me they are car food for road trips. It’s so strange to open the cupboard and see the big red box.
Miles to Mordor: walking warmup, c25k week 6 day 2
Breakfast: 2 eggs, 2 Canadian bacon, 1 light high fiber English muffin (4 P, 1 C)
Snack: cheezits, 1 tbsp nut/seed granola (2 C, 1 F)
Lunch: 1 slice DKB, tuna salad (tuna, onion, bell pepper, mayo, Greek yogurt). (3 P, 1 F, 1 C)
Snack: 2 string cheese (2 P)
Snack: roasted broccoli, roasted potatoes. (2 C, 2 F)
Dinner: thai steak salad (flank steak, red cabbage, bean sprouts, carrot, peanuts, lime/soy sauce dressing) (5 P, 1 F)