Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Never put off til tomorrow what you can fail at today...

This weekend, Rachelle and I are headed to Detroit for the NCAA Frozen Four men's hockey championships. I've been putting in extra hours at work this week to get caught up/ahead so that my time away doesn't derail any of my projects. Last night, I took a break to relax and play video games while Rach studied for a mid-term. I was supposed to run last night to stay on schedule for my couch to 5k, but I simply wasn't motivated to get out and run.

This morning, I got up at 7, packed for the trip, and then headed outside for a run. I've been doing 3 1/2 minutes of walking followed by 1 1/2 minutes of running. Normally, I get enough cool down between runs that while I feel like I'm suffering, I'm still able to finish 30 minutes worth of intervals. Today, I did 10 minutes and had to quit. I just couldn't get enough cool down, and I felt like I was completely topped out before I even finished each 90 seconds of running.

I noticed last summer that I seemed to be stuffed up more than normal for longer than normal, and started to wonder if I have allergies. Because of the move, the wedding, and just being lazy, I put off dealing with it last season. My mom has pretty severe allergies and I want to make sure if I need treatment I get it, because I want to be able to perform well this year.

Of course, some of this is still that I'm a fat guy learning to run. I'm hovering about where I was last week in terms of weight (314), and I haven't exactly been killing myself with workouts this past week between Rebecca's passing and work. Friday marks a month til the first race, and there's still a lot of training to do. We're swimming and running this weekend, and I was even tempted to take the bikes along, though I know that's not a good idea. We'll do plenty of riding next week.

 I'll be home with family or alternately on the road, so avoiding the food monster and coming through slimmer on the other side will be the big challenge.

1 comment:

  1. Have a great trip! Stay motivated and you'll come through just fine. I have mild allergies and after I got on flonase last year it has really helped me with a higher energy level and not getting worn out so quickly when the pollen is really bad.