Well, I haven’t been here in a while. I would like to get past that, but just as a brief explanation, there was a blizzard in January, and then I got a new job, and I had trouble adjusting to a new schedule, but I have been running in February. Today was my 12th run in the 18 days of the month so far, and many of them were in very cold weather and during another really bad snow storm. The 45 miles I listed above account for everything I’ve done that I didn’t write about.
Today was the first thing I’ve done that I would call a workout. After a lot of really brutal cold, wind and snow, today is 60 degrees and sunny, and I wanted to try to do something productie that wasn’t just really slow jogging. I’ve been feeling a little better on my feet after starting very slow, so I wanted to see what I was capable of.
I started out doing 2 miles in 16:56, which consisted of a 8:42 and then a 8:14. This was a lot faster than I expected, and kind of submarined my plans to try to do 5 straight miles in 45 minutes. I’ve been doing a lot of stopping and starting on runs, and I want to see what I can do consecutively, but I’ll get to that another day.
This got me pretty gassed, so I stopped and walked for a few minutes, and then jogged another mile in 9:25. I wanted to see what it felt like to run hard, and I did a 3:45 half mile, which totally gassed me, and felt like I was running in sand. I jogged a mile home and that’s 4 miles.
I still have a long way to go before I get back in shape and get a hold of my paces for workouts. I am going to try to stay consistent and just keep try to improving.
One last thing worth mentioning is that when February started I weighed myself and was the heaviest I’ve been in my life by a very large margin, and I once again made a no drinking for a while promise, but I’m actually doing it this time. I had a few beers on Super Bowl, but beside that I have not had anything to drink this month. I am going to continue through February, and then try to keep it to one day a week at max going forward until I’m back in shape. I’m not weighing myself because I don’t want to get too caught up in the numbers but my clothes are starting to fit better and I feel better, so I’m just gonna keep moving in the right direction.
Alright, see ya soon.