Monday, October 3, 2011

Feeling better!

After guzzling a few litres of water throughout the day, I stopped feeling like I was going to pass out, so I decided to do a light training session this afternoon.

I hopped on the treadmill (I didn't want to go outside for a run just in case I couldn't make it home!) and ran 3km at 11km/hr with a 30 second break every 500m - just taking it easy! The run didn't feel that great, but I didn't feel unwell at any point, which is good! I actually felt like running for a few more km, but because of my running restriction I was a good girl and stopped and did some jump rope instead.

I was about to do a Nike Training Club workout when I decided to see if I could smash out a wall sit as part of my Week 4 Fitness Test. So I got my iPhone and started some music, set the timer and just sat back and tried to think of something else! My quads were starting to burn a little, so I checked the time... 2:30... I put the phone away and tried to distract myself some more.... Another peep at 4:00... Only 1 minute until my week 4 goal! I knew if I really pushed myself I could get there! By the time 5:00 came by, I had pushed past the pain barrier. My legs were tired, but basically numb. I kept going until I physically couldn't hold myself up anymore... After 6 minutes and 37 seconds! I can't believe it! I really didn't think that I would meet my 5-minute goal and I absolutely SMASHED it! All those squats, lunges and killing myself in BodyPump with heavy weights in the leg tracks must be working! I am thrilled!

I was on a high, so I decided to see if I could get to my other non-running goal for week 4 - 20 toe pushups in a row. It was painful, but I got there! I really struggle with pushups and I'm not sure why. I know that I am stronger in my upper body since I started, but I'm just not seeing the amount of progress I want. Then again, I do spend a LOT of time doing leg work and very little time doing upper body work in comparison. So maybe I need to change things up a bit and add some more upper body work to my training sessions.

I will be finishing the rest of my Week 4 Fitness Test on Wednesday. 

Calories burned: 550

1 comment:

Gail said...

Well done on the fitness tasks, you're doing well...keep going!