Wednesday, June 22, 2016

WWU - On a Roll!

Last week's Garmin uploads.

It feel like I've been on a good roll this month with working out.  It's been a long time since I've exercised so many days in a week.  And as you can see by the mileage in the image above, I'm not going out there for long distances particularly, but I am going out often, getting some consistent exercise via running and walking.  While the going is slow and sweaty, I feel good, and I like starting my day off with a run or a walk.  Plus, it doesn't hurt that I have zero guilt when I'm sitting in my air conditioned house, knitting the afternoon away - because I already got my exercise in!

Running without doing intervals is going well.  On Saturday's 3 miler, Diane and I ran 2.25 miles before taking a break!  We were going to break at 1.75, but then decided to go for 2 miles, but then we were at the top of a hill and couldn't resist running the downhill, so that's how we managed to hit 2.25.  Not bad, especially considering the heat and humidity.  And on Monday, we knocked out our first mile in pretty good time, took a short break, ran another mile, and then ran the half mile back to my house.  I think all of this effort will show up better once the weather gets a little cooler; for now, I'm not setting any speed records, but I feel good about the changes I've been able to make with my running.

Not much else to report on - it's pretty much run, sweat, repeat.  But I'll be getting a break from this weather in August, when I go to California for a visit.  Right now that's keeping me going, knowing that I'll get to run in some cool beachy morning weather...and I cannot wait!

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  1. Great job on your consistent workouts! Its funny that we do the same thing workout in the morning and knit the afternoon away love it.

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    1. It works for our similar climates...who in their right mind would go exercise in the afternoon if they didn't have to?

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  2. I bet you'll find all this consistency will pay off for you when you start back into training mode. It's been said the only way to be a better runner is to run and I have to say I agree. It's all about getting out there and doing it and you are!

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    1. I sure hope you're right, because this morning was rough...I've been inside the A/C for about 45 minutes now, cooled down with an ice-cold drink, changed out of my dripping wet running gear, and I'm still sweating.

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  3. You know you get a gold star from me for just walking out your front door in that heat and humidity!

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    1. Well thank you - I will take that gold star! :)

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  4. I love the consistency! Keep at it!!!! And yes....the cooler weather will totally show the work you are putting in now!!!

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    1. I'm hoping for an August miracle when I'm in California...

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  5. I am back at running, trying to run a mile without stopping. I know my body can do it, but my brain keeps telling me to walk! I did intervals yesterday for 30 minutes 5 minute walk with 3 minute running and hope to build on that.

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    1. I swear, my brain is always telling me to STOP. It's ridiculous. You'll get there pretty quick.

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  6. I like getting my run in early in the morning as well. It makes me feel like I accomplished so much before most people even get up and around for the day. Those are usually days were I don't do much else for the rest of the day!

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    1. I will admit to having an unplanned-for nap sneak up on me some afternoons...that 5:15 am wake-up time gets to me!

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  7. Wow Shelley, your consistency is awesome! I'm pretty sure I could not hack it in your heat/humidity. Have enough trouble getting out in my own.

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  8. You are awesome. I struggle to run more than one mile without stopping. But it's ok. Better than not running at all.

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  9. That is a very consistent chart! Woo hoo!

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  10. Nice job! That's a huge accomplishment in Texas this time of year!

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  11. Well done Shelley, especially in the heat and humidity.

    I am still struggling to get back in my exercise mode, even walking isn't that good this week. I just have to start again and be consistent. But starting over is often the most difficult part :)

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    1. That's why I don't stop...I'm afraid I wouldn't start over.

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  12. What a fantastic streak! And you are killing it with the long runs without breaks!!! I wonder how far you'll be able to go in cooler CA (if you have time to run much!).

    I am on Garmin Connect too, if you want to be friends on there - my username is kilax :)

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