Fitness recap

I have been far too lax on my workout routine, so much so my tight pants have started to remind me that I need to do more exercising and not just fiddle around at the gym and hope for the best.

fitness recapThe other week I’ve decided to write down my athletics in a notebook to keep myself accountable. If I see a day where I didn’t get the recommended 30 minutes of exercise per day, I don’t beat myself up over it. I just walk Alfie extra long on his business-duty for the evening.

Each week, I’ll do a fitness recap on my blog — Tuesday seems like a good day as any? I’m missing my CrossFit weekly workouts that I used to do. I’m scared of re-joining. It’s been since January since I have done a WOD and I’m just a wuss right now.

bouldering, LaSportiva, Katana'sI got a membership to Planet Granite climbing (which has CrossFit & Yoga classes!!!) gym this weekend, so I’m heading down there a few times per week.

Alright, getting’ into it. This one will be a little longer because I kind of want to backtrack at my workouts. Then we’ll be back to a regular weekly schedule.

Friday May 16: 2 mile run

Saturday May 17: 3 mile run

Sunday May 18: 2 mile run

Monday & Tuesday May 19-20: Off

Wednesday May 21: 3 mile run

Thursday May 22: Climbing for 3 hours with Ellen!

Friday May 23: 2 mile run

Saturday May 24: Bouldering for 2 hours

Sunday May 25: Hiking up some mountain, for 2 hours in some random city

You may notice I don’t like to run more than 3 miles at a time. In fact, 2 miles is my sweet spot.

RunAfter a long long break from running, I can fully run 2 miles without stopping again. 3 miles, no way buddy. I have to stop about 3-4 times in that last mile. Wish I wrote down my times. I’ll do that this week, to keep track. Still definitely nowhere where I want to be. I do recall one of my 3 milers finishing at 31:30, which is not cool in my brain. When I was running with my friend Tanya back in the day, we were running 27-28 minute 5k’s. That’s where I want to be, and I want to start running slower, for longer distances. That’s where my mentality issues kick in. Oh negative talk.

I have a huge love/hate relationship with running.

post run faceThen people tell me, if I hate it so much why do I keep doing it? Plain and simple, I actually crave it. It’s easy for me to jump on the treadmill and go — but it’s hard for me to maintain any length of distance. I hate that it’s hard, and I hate that I get so winded after 2-3 miles. So if I truly hated it, I clearly wouldn’t do it, would I? That’s just silly. For instance, I despise biking. It hurts my you-know-what, so I never ever go to spin classes nor do I own a bike. My husband makes up for my lack of bikes though ;)

Planet Granite BoulderingI’m heading back into the climbing gym later this morning so I can work on getting some strength back. I can top rope more difficult routes fine, it’s just the bouldering strength I’d like to have back, and it’d be nice to be able to do my party trick again ;)

Come back tomorrow, because I’ll be posting something I’ve never done before! Ooo!

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8 Comments

  1. I hadn’t gone on an official run in more than five months until this weekend, when my hubby and I did 5.76 miles. Boy were my legs sore. I could keep up just fine, but I guess I wasn’t quite used to the distance and got a little achy afterwards. I agree with the love/hate of running. I get my cardio in by teaching classes, so I don’t ever run, but it sure felt awesome to finish that distance. Good luck out there!
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  2. Love that you are getting your sweet party trick back, lady! Have so much fun getting back into the swing of things and of course I am super proud that you are back to running,.

  3. Keep running! If you need an online running buddy, I am your girl..lol. Seriously, keep at it and you will see results. I NEVER IN A MILLION years thought (well, I really want to do it but didn’t think it was actually as achievable as it was) I could run a sub 25 mins 5km. So, you never know what you can do once you put your mind and body to it!

  4. I hate running, because it is so boring to me. Someone once told me that if I ran with a friend it’d be easier because I’d view it as a social activity. I don’t know if I believe them, ha :P
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  5. this is slightly off topic but I noticed your climbing shoes and wondered if you had any recommendations. I’m getting back into wall climbing and want to get a good pair that aren’t overly expensive because I know they’re going to get worn out more quickly as I’m still getting back into the swing of things.

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