Yes, it’s a donkey. No, I don’t know why I’m posting a picture of a donkey. But it’s cute, no?
Oh, weekly weigh-in day, how I hate you. No, really. I hate you. I loooooothe you. You make my life miserable sometimes.
But today? Neener neener, I’m down a pound. So I win! 198 this week. The pound I lost at the beginning of the week hung in there like a trooper and stayed gone. Good for him. I think it was a him.
I have 8 days left before my 5K. My first race since I was 40. I’m a-scared!!! No lie. Next Saturday, I hope I can figure it all out. I hope they got my check from like 5 weeks ago. I hope I’m properly registered. I hope I don’t die on the course. I hope I’m not in last place. I hope I can be more positive than this!
I’m switching things up now. I just entered my week 7 of running so I think my tendons, muscles and other bits are strong enough to take a step forward in the training. I’ve never waited patiently like this for improvement. I usually just slam ahead and end up feeling tortured. Now? I feel strong and wise. Wise I tells ya!
I normally run 3 days a week, lately I’ve been hiking 8 or more miles a day for about 3 days a week and taking one day off to rest. Unless it’s pretty out and I can’t stand it and then I go take a 3 mile walk, but slow and lazy-like.
Yesterday I did my run. Today I’m going to do my 3.25 mile loop again and I’m going to run 3/walk 3 instead of just walking. I’m going to now start alternating one day of running and one day of walk/run with a long 8 mile hike on Saturday. I think I’m ready to move forward. And I think the walk/run on alternate days will be a good way to ease my body into the effort of running every day.
My overall goal is to run 5 days a week, do a long hike one day and rest one day. That’s my overall goal.
Tomorrow I’ll talk about running shoes because I bought me some new ones!