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Bay Area Running Boot Camp - Day 7 & 8

7/31/10

Bay Area Running Boot Camp - Day 7 & 8

 In the "What have I gotten myself into category!" I'm catching up on my posts 2 at a time for running boot camp with Greg Durham. Some days are better than others. It's very challenging to run with all this extra weight. It's coming off but it's a slow progression. It makes lifting my body weight so much harder. The Tae Bo classes are really helping out with my endurance level.

Tuesday: I got this super cool new shirt! I threw it on my hubs for a photo op. lol - He's a good sport. We tried the slow out fast in run today. I thought I did well going out but before we came back we did some lunges and squats! OUCH - then we tried to run back faster. HAH!!!! No matter how much I tried to propel myself and no matter how much I tried to talk myself out of it, I stopped and walked. It was so HOT. The heat just gets to me. See.....
This is my ewwwwwwwww gross face. I was so grossed out and in need of a shower. I had to share this one because as you can see I am sweating my chest off, literally. It looks like I dumped water on myself but I didn't. My hips always have this ache now. I know where it comes from, improper running form. When we do these particular lean, stand straight up and run drills I can feel where the pain comes from. Running is so much more focused than I ever imagined.

Saturday: We did a series of speed drills which I liked. They were really tough. We ran through the trails a bit and before I knew it I was walking again. I had NO focus. My hubs and I switched cars that morning. His car was on empty and my wallet was in the other car. I was worried about getting home. I had a few other things on my mind. I find that I can run a lot better when I'm left alone. I feel a lot less pressure to keep up. I feel bad being the last one all the time. I'm the one they have to loop around. lol - They are all very nice and never say anything negative it's just me. It's all me wishing I could keep up. Some days I just can't make my body do what I want it to do. It's focus. It's the things I tell myself. I also need to invest in a new running music system. I don't want to carry my music. I need one of those arm band things that you wear or find a smaller player that I can clip on my shirt. I'm hoping the next week will be better. I have to find that zone and be in the moment and stop worrying about everything, it just brings me down and wastes my time.

Our YMCA has a flyer about a Friends Helping Friends 5K/10K/Kids K Run/Walk Benefiting Officer Michael Johson. If you are interested just click on the link for more information.

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