Thursday, October 25, 2012

Run Day Decision

Today is my 30 minute run for training. I thought that this Saturday was a five mile run day. Since I decided to do a 5K, I was going to be two miles short.  I had decided that I'd do five outside today because it's warm. I just looked at my calendar and Saturday is only a two mile run day. Woohoo! I'll be doing an extra mile thanks to the 5K. 

Now I'm not sure what to do. I SHOULD do only a 30 minute run since I'm on day three of the cleanse and not eating much. Then again, last week I did a 5K so I was a mile short of the four miles that I was supposed to do. I suppose averaged out, last week and this week are the same. I SHOULD run outside since the 5K will be outside. Of course, I did two 5Ks last weekend and had only been running on my treadmill. I'm sure that will be fine.

I'm torn as to what to do. I'll likely go back and forth on this decision the entire length of this post, and probably after, until I settle on something. I have a slight headache, probably from my allergies, so going outside does not sound very appealing. I'm thinking that, whatever I decide, I'll stick to the treadmill today. I guess that solves that part of it.

I can't decide though...

I am leaning toward sticking with a short run since I'm still doing the cleanse and don't want to overdo it, or make myself sick. I know how I get when I burn too many calories for what I eat, and generally it's not good.  I usually feel weak, tired, light-headed, and often very nauseated. That doesn't sound like much fun to me. For the sake of safety I'm thinking that's what I should do. I don't want to risk anything before the 5K this weekend.

I'm also feeling a bit tired so a longer run sounds tedious.

There's part of me wants to tackle a longer run. I always feel so accomplished when I'm done with something a little longer.

I will most likely wait and see how I feel when I hit my 30 minute mark. If I decide to keep going, I will.  If I decide to be done, I'll be okay with that.

Oh my gosh!!

I think I just made a decision.

My ST has been lacking for a while now. I honestly haven't done ANY in two or three weeks. I'd have to look back to be sure, but I'm sure the last workout was a Rockin' Body DVD, about three weeks ago. That's not good!! I really need to get back on track with my ST routine.  I know my body NEEDS it, and it will likely help me bust through this plateau. 

ST is coming back into my routine - TODAY.

I'm going to run for 30 minutes and then do some ST. I'm not sure if I'll do a DVD or some free weight stuff. I haven't done a BR workout in ages. I like the BR ST workouts I've done before, so maybe I'll dig one of those out and do that. It's not a typical timed BR workout, but instead lists moves to go through. Squats, flies, planks, and such sound kind of nice right now! I definitely prefer full body routines to targeting certain areas. I guess I'd rather feel the burn everywhere rather than in one location. I look at it as a little generalized soreness is better than having non-functional arms the following day!

Yes! That's what I'll do... A 30 minute run followed by a ST routine.

I'm kind of amazed that I just solved my mini dilemma, headache and all, in the time that it took me to write this. I can be pretty indecisive sometimes and though I'd be mulling over this decision for another hour. I'm glad I decided! Now I can start, and finish, my workout earlier.

I don't have any major plans tonight... Actually no plans at all.  After dinner I'll probably just relax for a while.  I could add some finishing touches to my costume and dig around and see what extra flair I can find to add to my cousin's daughter's costume too.  I can't stand just relaxing, so I'll feel as though I've accomplished something too. I will relax, and only relax around eight. I'll be consumed by my nerds (Big Band Theory) for half an hour! I'm tempted to rent "Magic Mike" because I haven't seen it and have heard that it's so good.  What I haven't figured out yet is if it's good because it actually has a good storyline or if it's just the amount of man candy in the movie. I suppose the only way to find out for sure is to watch it.  I might do that after BBT, depending on what else I decide to do.

I'm glad tomorrow is Friday and I'm super excited for the weekend! I can't wait to dress up and run on Saturday evening! It looks like the weather will be okay... Chilly but no rain or major wind is in the forecast. I'll take it! I proved last weekend that I can survive running in the cold, so I have no worries.... At least not about the current level of cold.  I still fear winter running. Brrrrr!!


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