Okay, so today started out great, except for one thing... I forgot the girls.
I can't believe I did that. That's the first time I've ever done that. I've been so excited about running lately, that I had planned on running on Monday and Tuesday then walking with the girls (I think I should call that WWTG from now on, I'm getting tired of typing that over and over) on Wed and Thurs and then running on Friday.
One problem... I thought today was Tuesday.
I'm not sure what happened but I went to bed last night thinking it was Monday night and set the alarm for 6:15 so I'd be up by 6:30 and could go running/walking for a half hour. I usually need to be done walking and running by 7am to give myself time to cool down and then get ready for work.
So I climbed out of bed at 6:30 and hubby says "aren't you supposed to go WWTGs?" I said, "no, I'm going running this morning". He says, "I thought you went WWTGs on Wed's". I said, "I do, but I'm going running today." This went on for a few minutes when we finally caught up with each other and I realized today was Wed and I totally blew off the girls.
I ran to my phone only to see a text from one of the girls at 6:05 asking where I was.
I felt so bad!
But I went running anyways.
As a matter of fact, I had a great run... well until the end.
I walked for 6 minutes then started running. I had put my HR monitor on so I had planned on running as far as I felt comfortable running. I didn't look at the timer, I just ran. I did an entire lap around our neighborhood which is a half mile. Woo Hoo!!! I felt fine. I was focusing on my posture, my footing, my path, my HR, and my breathing. So I made it all the way around and was starting to go around again when I looked up from my path and everything shifted a bit. I'm not sure what happened, but I remembered Sarah saying that one sign of over doing it was seeing spots or getting dizzy. I guess I over did it. But I truly felt fine. My breathing was great. I wasn't aching in my chest or lungs or legs. I felt fabulous. So I stopped running and started walking. And as soon as I started walking, I started getting nauseous. Then it felt like I had a thick rubber band around my chest. Oh, wait, I did... the HR monitor. I kept it on, though, because I wanted to see how my HR was doing while I cooled down. I walked it out for about 5 more minutes then went in.
I really think I just overdid it. Even though I felt fine, my body obviously isn't ready for it yet. So I'll stick to running in 5 minute increments until I know my body can take it. Next time, I'll walk for 5, run for 5, walk for 5, run for 5 and then finish walking for 5. Keep it an even five 5's.
But that'll be Friday because tomorrow morning is WWTGs.
Oh, I forgot to mention my HR while I was running. It was weird. Before I started running, my walking HR was around 115, which is normal for me. Then as I started running, it went down to 100 then 90 and ended up at 81 just before I stopped running. That was really weird. Then about 20 steps after I stopped running, my HR shot up to 176. After 5 minutes of cool-down walking, I was down to about 135 and finally got back down to 115 about a half hour later.
I don't know if it was the HR monitor malfunctioning or my heart.
Will be interesting to see what happens on Friday.
As for the food temptations, I totally resisted the mini bunt banana bread muffins that someone brought into our office today. Oh, wait, that was me who brought those luscious things in. Shame on me! I couldn't resist (baking them, that is). A guy in our department had asked me to make banana bread about a month ago and I had gotten my great grandmother's recipe (Granny Gracie) and I got some brown bananas from my mother in law so I just had to make the banana bread, you know. All the stars aligned and the time was perfect.
But I didn't eat any.
I stuck to my points, even though I'm totally screaming for bad-for-me snacks again (every night this week, so far).
I'm crocheting a new project that is keeping my hands busy at night. That's helping me stay out of the snacks a tiny bit.
I will make it this week without cheating! I will!!