Getting Back Into The Swing Of Running Again

8.9 Mile Fitness Run – 9/28/13 by wm8c at Garmin Connect – Details.

Been real lazy about updating this blog.  Almost seemed like we hit the pinnacle on the Fifth Third 25K and then got real lazy about our running habits.  I’ve put on 20 lbs. over the summer and feeling terrible again.  Time to go back to work and get myself back fit.

Just goes to show you how quickly all your work can fall apart if you lose focus. Old habits come back way too easily.  Haven’t stopped eating healthy in general but have relapsed into the evening snacking habit and need to curb that most of all.  I always have a bad time running in the summer because I don’t like the heat but summer is now past and time to start enjoying the fall runs.

Last week we went out for 6 miles and I felt terrible.  My calves hurt, and I couldn’t keep my heart rate below 160 while running.  It was crazy!  I had switched back to Lipitor from Crestor due to cost now that Lipitor is generic but I was quickly remembering how painful it is compared to Crestor also.

This week I stopped taking the blood pressure medication (Lisinopril) and cut my statin meds in half.  Felt much better and more like normal for this weeks run.  I always find it amazing how meds that are supposed to be good for you can make you feel like total crap!  Anyway, felt much better and actually was enjoying the run today so hopefully that’s a good sign for the moving forward.

Till next time!

25K Race Complete And All Goals Met! Astrid Finished Her First 25K!

115685-681-036fThis years run was fun one for me because my wife who had never run before last summer agreed to train for and run a 25K with me this year.  We had simply set a goal to run the best race she could in whatever time that would be with a goal of keeping her at or under a 12 minute mile pace for the race and that was a total success!  She finished in 3:05:09 which was way better than expectation.  She never really hit a wall before the 13 mile mark which in the past she had always hit around 11 – 11.5!  Even at that, she recovered fairly well and finished on the run!  So proud of her with this accomplishment.  I only hope I can convince her to go on for a second and more!

We have been extremely busy with our home embroidery and printing business which has made training a fitness maintenance more challenging but for the most part we are maintaining the schedule.  On Saturdays we are running at least 6.2 miles to maintain some distance endurance but now all we will be doing is maintaining fitness and training for a  couple more 5K’s as the summer progresses.  She has some time goals for them and I know she wants to beat her personal best of 32:52 on a 5K this summer.

My health is maintaining fairly well and not further weight gain has been experienced.  I actually lost about 8 lbs. leading up to the 25K and intend on keeping that trend up through the summer.  Calories in, calories out, simple formula and just have to keep enough running in the exercise plan to balance everything out properly.  Cholesterol continues to be at good levels and no issues with diabetes continues.

Till next time!