Run, Work, Insanity, Repeat

Seems like that’s all I do, get up and run, go to work, come home do Insanity, repeat!  Makes a girl tired!  I took a rest day on Wednesday instead of getting up and running, but Thursday rolled around and it was back to normal.  I did manage to get in about 3.5 miles with only a couple of breaks which could not be avoided and both times I had to come back home since the bathroom was not open at the lake, too early I guess.

Thursday night I did not want to do Insanity, but we did it, certainly another sweat fest.  Friday morning we had Cardio Recovery to do at 5am so I got up at 4 and got about 2 miles in before Tammy got to the house.  It was so stinking humid out I was soaked after only 2 miles.

Stephanie asked if I could keep the baby early they were going to the lake so I cut my intended 6 mile run into 4 miles, met Tammy back at my house did the Pure Cardio then Cardio Abs, thought I was going to die!  That’s about an hour of intense cardio after running in the heat I had to hurry up and shower before the baby arrived, it’s going to be a long day!

We had a great time, headed to the park around noon, I know, hot, but no choice early morning nap for the baby.  There were some kids at the park and she loves to follow them around and try to do the same things they are doing, she is so darn cute I can hardly stand it.  She started hollering at the kids before we even got up the hill to the train and playground, just gibberish, but I ‘m sure she was saying “wait for me!!!”  There two little boys who she followed around for an hour before they left and we headed home.  She fell asleep in the stroller, her poor little cheeks were just as red as they could be and her head was wet with sweat, but she was out! 

Her daddy picked her up this morning and not long after Tammy showed up for our last video of Insanity before we start our recovery week then on to the Max Insanity, whatever it is, I don’t want to know.  We just now started getting through the entire dvd without collapsing in a heap, I can’t imagine what the Insanity Max has in store for us.  I better lose a pound or two, at this point I am up 1/2 a pound and not happy about it either.  I’m sweating my ass off 6 days a week doing Insanity, plus putting in a few runs, geez, gaining weight?  Not fair.  If I am going to gain weight then I at least  want brownies every day.

Have spent a few hours out in my front yard, geez it looks like crap, or white trash, take your pick.  I did get the driveway swept, yard raked, yes raked, you would think it is fall with all the dry leaves.  Painted a shelf and started sanding a shelf when the thunder and lightning started.  Now I have got to get my stinking self in the shower.

 

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Expectations

In my mind I always have this idea about my run, how great it’s going to be.  I can see it, starting out slow, birds are singing,  picking up the pace around the lake, saying good morning to all the ducks and geese, taking a quick water break by the stone gate, making my last hill,  finishing my morning run with a smile on my face and not a care in the world.  BS!  That never ever happens, EVER!

My expectations are so high for myself and I get so disappointed after about half a mile as was the case yesterday.  I had planned on 3 miles, pitiful I know, but I have to start back somewhere, right?  To start out it was warm, a nice 76 degrees with 90% humidity.  I knew as soon as I started running it was not going to be a great run, my back was hurting already.  Whatever I did to it over the weekend is still there.  But I trudge on at a terribly slow pace.  Make it down to the lake, I had to walk a couple of times already because this pain is shooting down my leg!  DAMN IT!  But I keep thinking oh, it will get better in a bit and it sort of did, but it never was not there.  Then the stomach starts talking, geez, cannot I not get one decent run in?  It’s very disheartening when every run SUCKS!!  Makes me not want to run at all.  It all started with my stupid foot in December and I’m still paying for it.

So, I knew I better head home since the bathroom was not open at the lake.  I only got in 2.5 miles, what a waste of a morning.  Oh well, I will try again on Wednesday and I will have an expectation of hearing the birds sing and my feet will be light as air, blah, blah, blah.

My only saving grace for the day was Insanity last night with Tammy, we did Pure Cardio and Cardio Abs.  We almost made it through the entire Pure Cardio without stopping, but I’m not sure we ever will, it is INTENSE!  I can tell we are getting better just by how many breaks we have to take or not take!  Not sure what she told me we were doing tonight, but whatever it is you can bet we will be drenched with sweat and ready for our rest day tomorrow!

Okay, I gotta go to work.

 

It’s been 6 months since my last post

Okay, let’s get this party started again!  I think I’m ready to blog about my running again and maybe my Insanity workouts and of course the grandbaby who just turned a year old!  Geez, time flies.  I can’t believe I haven’t posted in 6 months, pathetic….

Well, let’s see, I have a new job, my foot is better but somewhere along the way I lost a ton of running mojo and a ton of cardio/endurance.  I was doing a local Boot Camp class which I thought would keep my cardio up and it did to an extent, but as I learned, you can’t replace running 30-40 miles a week with 3 or 4 days of cardio, especially at my age.

Still trying to get back to where I was in December and it’s a struggle, every run sucks, I’m winded, my heart rate is in the 160s, ugh.  I keep thinking it should be better by now, but I’m just not putting in the mileage.  My daily running buddy Kim moved so I have a million excuses not to get up and run or cut my run short.  Tammy and I started Insanity 3 weeks ago and it is definitely an intense cardio workout.  She has noticed some improvement in her running, but I really haven’t yet, not sure why, but I’m hopeful.

Today I took an unexpected rest day, I strained my back doing something on Friday, so after yesterday’s 4 mile run and then Insanity, oh not to mention I had the baby and we went out to my Sister’s to swim for the day, I was beat!  My back was telling me to take it easy, so that’s what I did.

I hope to get in a 3 mile run tomorrow or Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, Saturday will be 6 miles, keeping my fingers crossed.

Well this is a start, hopefully I will keep it up! 

Here is a new picture of the baby, she is walking and getting into everything!

Sweet girl!