I think this wogging (Walk + Jog) thing is getting easier. No kidding. I still look ridiculously pained when doing it and I don’t enjoy it, but it’s easier somehow.
I worked Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday this week so my workouts had to work around that. Sunday was kind of a breakthrough. I was scheduled to run 5 min, walk 5 min x3 after my warmup. I ended up doing it four times plus a little 3 1/2 minute first attempt. I can’t explain how amazed at myself I felt. I had no idea I could do this! I mean, running or wogging for five whole minutes in a row had never happened before. Except in 9th grade gym class under threat of destroying my 4.0 GPA.
On Wednesday I convinced my hubby to come with me. A cold wind was blowing so it wasn’t the most comfortable situation. Poor guy! He made it for two miles and then camped out in the car. I was super thankful for the fingerless gloves my youngest stepdaughter gave me. I’m amazed that my hands get so hot. I mean, I have been sweating from places I didn’t know were possible! Anyways, the big thing about this day was I had to run 10 minutes at a time. Twice. Seriously? But I made it. I couldn’t believe I did it! At the end, I think I was going slower than my brisk walk pace, but I was still going. Of course, right at that time, three super amazing jogger dudes came barreling by.
Let’s keep this straight, I’m not doing this because I look good at it.
I also bought a new pair of running shoes on Wednesday. I mean, really went to a running shop and had my walk analyzed and tried on shoes and ran up and down the block in them, etc. Infinitely better for my knees. Yay, Asics.
I decided to try a breakfast plan to get ready for the race. Quarter cup of steel-cut oats and some almonds. I’m not sure if it was the best choice. Maybe I needed more food. Or less food. Or something. I really felt nauseated near the end of the workout. However, I did manage to do run 10min, walk 5min, run 5min, walk 5min, run 10min. Also at the end I threw in some 30 second pick-ups. I have no idea how I managed to find the energy to willpower to finish like that. But I felt great!
So that was my past week. I had not motivating running tracks because I mostly listened to bad rap. Thanks, Songza.