I have failed to mention to you guys that I have started my attempt at running again.
Yep. I started a few weeks ago. At once a week rate. LOL. Pretty much I showed up at Pound 4 Pound on Monday. Tuesday I’d be incredibly sore. Wednesday I’d have all the intentions to go back but something would happen. Next thing I know it was the weekend.
So, this morning I went out for my 15-20 minute walk/jog/run at the neighborhood park. All cocky about having run a whole mile on the treadmill on Monday, almost 1.5 mile when I was starting to run out of breath.
Oh yeah. I can totally hit the streets.
Like Brandon said, the treadmill is keeping my pace for me. So here I went half a mile around the park and starting to run out of breath. Seriously, kids. I can’t go slow. I just can’t!
I like to do things quickly. I drive fast. I walk fast. I talk fast. If I need to, I can be in and out of the shower and ready to go in 15 minutes. 2 things I can’t do fast is eating and washing my hair. LOL.
I am, what Thai people call it, Jai Ronn, “hot heart”. Essentially, hasty. And that applies to my running. I mentioned before, I have never been good at a distance run. Want me to out sprint someone? Oh yeah I could do that (like 10 years ago…hehee).
Anyhoo. So I was pretty much dying after I completed the mile, but I decided to lightly jog home about 3 blocks. Suddenly I couldn’t catch my breath. And of all things, my ears started to hurt. Like how your inner ears hurt when you’re on a plane? It’s THAT pain but on the outside, top part of your ears. How weird was that?! Perhaps because my ears were cold? I don’t know. But I try to briskly walk home to keep up that “Ooh I’m a runner” facade. The ears were such torture it reduced me to just a stroll.
From start to finish, 20 minutes.
Complete. Utter. Failure.
But hey, I’m going back to hit the treadmill some more. May be I will eventually learn to pace.
So, the running is a part of my newly formed stress management tactics this year. After going back to read my blog, I believe my struggle with the stomach issues and all of that was a back lash of ill-managed stress. And you can see on Thursday, a month into the new year, my body already succumbed to stress once. That’s not a good sign.
If I want to get back to enjoy my eating and having a good life, I have got to get healthy again.
So, there’s the running I’m trying to get into. I may try buying a Hatha Yoga video as well. Ashtanga is just not my thing.
I am trying to eat better meaning going low-fat if it doesn’t compromise the flavor. (Mayo, sour cream, and my cafe latte have already gone that route.) Fear not, my friends. I am NOT giving up bacon, cheese, butter, or chocolate. 😉 In order for me to keep eating those, I have to cut out in other ways, you see. Hahah!
I have been eating good breakfast and snacking well. Vitamin Water–Rescue (green tea) and Focus (strawberry-kiwi)–has become my newest addiction. LOVE the flavor! Whatever it takes to trick me to drink for fluids, that is a good thing.
And of course, I MUST return to making music. I haven’t made any noise since Christmas!
Pretty much that is about it. How about you guys? What is your tips and tricks to keeping healthy and not stress out so much?
Good luck Oh
I am in the process of hitting the gym myself and so far, I feel like an old lady. Bet you are doing much better than me.