My Fitness Revolution: Days 250 to 255

Hey, remember me?  Just because I finished the Robert Ullrey’s C25K podcast doesn’t mean the revolution is over.  It’s just getting into high gear!  On Day 250, my schedule got crazy so I called it a second rest day.  By Day 251 I was back in business with my non-running workouts.  The next two days were going to be busy because I attended NASCAR races at Daytona International Speedway.  This meant a lot of walking and sweating.  On Day 252, I completed a twenty-minute run.  Coupled with the 2.5 miles I walked at the DIS, I actually covered a distance of approximately 4.4 miles.  The next day, I was pretty tired and opted to conserve energy for the evening’s activities.  On Day 254, I dug deep and pushed myself back into my non-running workouts.  The Jane Fonda Workout Record (1982) and Arm Circuit with Holly Perkins were perfect to stretch my muscles.  They are indispensible for me to push myself on the treadmill every other day.  In an effort to further challenge myself, I’ve stopped using the 3lb hand weights and will stick to the 5lb pair from now on.  It may hurt but that’s what Biofreeze is for.

Run Find Yourself

On Day 255, I stepped onto the treadmill with the intention of running three miles.  Seriously, because I wanted to know how long it would take me to complete the distance.  However, I also wanted to see how much faster I could be and decided to increase my speed to 4.4 miles/hr.  Imagine my surprise when I was able to maintain that pace in relative comfort!  That’s when I decided to train myself the same way I did with the podcast.  I’d complete three twenty-minute runs at this pace, then three for twenty-five minutes each and so on.  This should get me on track to complete three miles in about forty-five minutes.  Not too bad for a beginner, eh?  It’s not enough for me to complete the 5K.  I want to do it in a timely fashion.  No retreat, no surrender and no excuses!

Treadmill Sessions
Day 252
Day 255
Distance
1.916
Distance
2.01
Time
30:00
Time
30:30
Calories
269
Calories
280
Carbs
44.7
Carbs
46.3
Min. Speed
3.0
Min. Speed
3.0
Max. Speed
4.2
Max. Speed
4.4
Incline
0
Incline
0

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