Thursday, October 30, 2008
And the rain begins...
I was waiting for this...for the forecast to change for the worst and now it has happened! I did manage to get in another run in the good weather last night but from here on out it is going to be a wet season.
Wednesday run - 5.5 miles @ 8:27 pace
I meant to go 6, but I guess that didn't happen. The run felt okay, at times I looked down at my garmin to see my pace was over 9:00 which was disconcerting, but I guess I was actually going faster than that. Then I did yoga again at the gym, it was better than Monday's class (dif instructor), but still kind of whatever. Doing all of these warrior/chair poses while my quads are (still) sore is not my idea of fun, but I think overall it stretched me out.
And now I can say I've achieved my weekly goal of doing yoga twice! 100%! And I'm about halfway to my weekly goal of running 20 miles. Plans for this weekend include going on a hike near Mt Hood (unless it is absolutely pouring), doing some more running and some other fun stuff that isn't worth mentioning. Binge drinking is not a part of this weekend's plan, however.
I think I've done a pretty decent job in October. This was my first month getting back into the groove of working out and starting to eat well. I can't necessarily say I'm 10 pounds lighter or going to try out for the Olympics, but I do feel better in general. I'm sleeping better, not hung up about eating poorly and getting my muscles ready for some good action in 2009. I am going to 31 a week from today and really don't like feeling old around this time of year.
(Future thoughts to be documented at a later date: hiring a running coach and buying a 12'+ xmas tree.)