Wednesday, April 20, 2011

It's a learning process...

Things I learned today.

My body will not let me run if I have a) gotten less than 6 hours of sleep and b) fasted for 2 days beforehand.

I am home on my couch, thoroughly defeated... and feeling very shitty.  But, like I said.  it's a learning process.  I got through my first 3 minute run, and my first 5 minute run, and then I hit the bathroom.  I hadn't gone because of the juice so I guess the movement helped me... move.  And you know when you sit down after working out hard and not cooling down?  You get all hot and sweaty and have (personally) a pounding headache.  I got back on the treadmill determined to finish, but I only made it 2 minutes into my 3rd run before I decided it wasn't for me.  I had a Seder last night (Jewish passover dinner) where I ate some extremely delicious (and non-running worthy) food, then came home and talked to my Colorado boy til after midnight. 
I am determined to finish this series this week and stay on track... so what I may have to do is run Thursday and Friday on my cruise to get both runs in.  Then Sunday I'll start week 5.  The little podcast says you must skip days while training... but what are your thoughts about that?  I'm not entirely out of shape... so the only thing I really would worry about is not giving my knees a break.  I guess TECHNICALLY, I could run thursday and saturday, then do my Week 5 run on Monday.  But our boat docks on Monday at 11am.  I guess I'll just have to see.  I'm very disappointed in myself.  I guess now I know!


  1. Don't be least you tried. Like you said...learning process.

    I'm so jealous of your ability to take a cruise! Husband and I live like 45 mins from a boat dock, so we could take one anytime....if we had the f-ing time and money! haha.

    Have fun,


  2. aw, well at least you know your limits now! I hope you feel better & are able to finish your workout. Keep up the great work! xo A

  3. I find that I LOVE working out on vacation. You are motivated b/c you are eating more and you just have all this time in the world without day to day obligations. Cruise ships have really nice gyms and you can look at the beatiful water. They'll have a sauna and hot tub. So, if you have to it shouldnt' be that bad.

  4. The reason you are supposed to rest a day is to give your muscles time to recover and build. The only time that your muscles grow is when they are at rest:) Good job on the fast :)