Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Anne's 5k Blog #2

A few ups and downs this week.  The best thing?  Getting up and out of my desk chair to walk 3 times at  lunch last week.  I’m hoping to make it a habit.  What do they say? That it takes at least 21 times to make a habit?  I’m working on it. 

I really love walking –once I get outside.  I have clocked a couple of distances with the car, a quickie 1.5 mile to the local SuperAmerica convenience store, and a longer one that is a perfect 5K.   The weather is getting so beautiful, and birds are starting to migrate through. 

To help me say “yes” instead of “no” to walking I’m keeping my shoes and extra socks in my desk so I don’t have to pack them in the morning.  Also I have a hat with a big brim because I just hate to walk with the sun in my eyes.  To motivate me further I have explored the healthy food options at SuperAmerica.  Limited, yes, but a few good things:  hard boiled eggs, string cheese, yogurt, apples, bananas, oranges, decent granola bars.   Somehow when I’m in the middle of a walk I make better food choices. 

But it’s really hard to eat healthy at convenience stores.  Any other ideas out there?

Unfortunately I caught a 24 hr bug this week.  So I’m behind on actual running.  (This blog is certainly putting on the pressure!)   I did a really hard boot camp workout on Saturday and was really sore!  I think it was because I was getting sick.  I haven’t had that happen in a long time because I am definitely not hard core.  I work hard but don’t try to go over the top--but I apparently did!

Tonight I’m planning to walk to the gym, where I can use the sauna -- my reward.   If I feel good I’ll do a few blocks of jogging or skipping.  But I’ll remember to warm up those shins-- and I won’t go over the top!  
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