I have had a very sore right calf this week. I chose not to run this morning, mostly because I was fairly distressed by my Massage Therapist’s conversation with me yesterday. After that conversation I had this idea that I was headed for certain disaster…I had adopted a certain fatalistic feeling, which was not entirely pessimistic…because…
So I ate tolerably well and never had time to be hungry.
I had a surprise at the gym, I had won the Olympic Cardio competition at the gym! So I got a gift card to our Pro-Shop…can not wait to spend that!!!
I saw my possible new trainer and he said, Hey congras, I saw you won! and then he said, “we’ll talk about the papers later ok” And I said, “Oh Ive already gotten an earful…” And he protested, I never even said an earful. SO..I am starting to wonder if some exaggeration was not involved there. He did not seem concerned that I was headed immediately for injury…So I decided I probably wasn’t.
I had my strength training session which did not go super well. I am just not that good at certain exercises…but I tried. I admit also that my current trainer is working with me with very typical exercises…some times I feel these aren’t the ones I want to be doing.
At 8 pm I met a friend who is trying to get back into exercise. She was a little bit late. So I started without her. I am SO nervous. My tempo/Progressives have not gone too well, and I just kept wondering how long I could go before I had to quit. I had learned a few lessons from my failures. Initially when I start a tempo run I have some issues with breathing. I don’t get into a rhythm and I tend to do a little bit of gasping, which, as an asthmatic, panics me. So, this time I started out really SLOW, just a few notches above walking. This helped a great deal and I was able to run straight for 37 minutes. At the very end I was running at or below my current 5K pace. I was glad to finish though. It was supposed to be 40 but it ended up being 37. I’m still ok with it, because it was not really a tempo, where you move up and down like a pyramid, instead I did the progressive increase.
So One run for the week done. Ate much better today. ONWARDS.