The Lack of a Workout
I wish I could have come on to write about the awesome, active weekend I had. Instead, I am upset that I missed my Saturday session. I just wasn’t feeling well this Saturday, and on top of that, I had a to-do list that was about a foot-long of things I needed to get done before we leave next Saturday for Florida. I know I shouldn’t be making excuses, but there was no way I was going to have enough energy to get my workout in and complete everything on my list (and I am still nowhere near finished!) So my 9th session was rescheduled to Monday and my 10th will remain on Wednesday. It’ll be a tough and busy week ahead, but as long as I plan and prioritize correctly, everything will get done just in time for Saturday, and then hello sunshine for 9 beautiful days! 🙂
I still remembered to check and log my measurements on Saturday morning and unfortunately, no changes to report. It’s fine. I can’t be discouraged, every week is different. And at least no gains were made either! If anything, it only motivates me more to make sure I stick to my meals for the week and the rest of my workout sessions so I can see more progress next week.
One Way to Stay Motivated….
And speaking of staying motivated for my workout sessions…
I did some shopping…
Initially, I was supposed to be picking up some things for Florida and somehow I ended up with all this instead….whoops 🙂
In the end, I decided I had enough things to bring to Florida and what I really needed was some new fitness gear, especially when I found everything for so cheap at the outlets! (Sports Bras were $10 each, each shirt was $7-$8, leggings were $13, green sneakers were $15, blue/pink sneakers were $45) Ok, so the last pair of sneakers weren’t super cheap, but they have memory foam on the inside (heaven) and they were strongly recommended as running shoes. I hadn’t done any shopping before I started working out again so I figured a few new items couldn’t hurt. All it does is make me wish that this weather would hurry up and warm up already so I can utilize the outdoors (it was 35 degrees today with winds at 25mph – definitely not April weather.)
A.C. (my workout buddy) and I did decide that we would start running together Saturday mornings, once I got back (we’re assuming NY will decide that the end of April will be the perfect time for the spring to finally present itself.) She has actually participated in a couple of 5K’s before and promised to coach me through it all, so here we go. I’m still nervous about what to expect, despite having spoken to a few of you that run now, but it’s just going to be one of those things that I need to wait and see for myself. I know it’s silly to be nervous but I can’t help but feel like I’ll be judged for getting out of breath so quick. I know, like I said, I’m being silly. Everyone has to start from somewhere and at some point, all those other runners were in my shoes.
And the Countdown Begins
I think I’m just more nervous now, because even though I will not be running a 5K anytime soon…
I will be participating in Rugged Maniac – a 5K obstacle course, so my endurance really has to be on point. Mike and I officially registered last night with a couple of friends that have done it in the past and while I am really, really looking forward to it, part of me is wondering what the hell I got myself into, especially after reading about their obstacles here.
So, my questions for you guys are:
- Have any of you participated in an obstacle course like this before?
- What was your experience like?
- Any words of advice?
And because I have already been asked a million times- yes, I know it’s a mud run. No, I do not mind getting down and dirty, as long as I’m not getting down and dirty a mile away from everyone else.
Time to start training!