I can’t believe how much time it’s taking to fully recover from Timberman. I knew it took a lot out of me, but I didn’t realize how difficult it would be to get back into my work outs. I decided I would go for a short run on Friday after class with the dog. I only wanted to do 30 minutes or so, it’s about all I had time to do since we had dinner plans that evening. I started out walking as a warm-up for the first 4-5 minutes. I stuck to the paths near my house, but I purposely picked a route with some pretty good hills so that I could do hill work. Bad idea. Even the shallow hills were causing my heart rate to spike. It reached 194 and I could not get it to come back down. Considering most of my runs in this area maxed in the 180s and averaged about 165 during HIM training, this was absurd. My heart felt like it was going to burst out of my chest. I can’t let this be an excuse to continue being a lazy bum, though, so I’m going to just have to deal with it. At least it was just my heart rate this time, my legs were a little weak, but feel like they’re getting back to normal.
This week will hopefully include some good weight workouts on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. I’d like to run some too. It’d be nice if I can get my schedule figured out so I can go running or to the gym in the morning before class. If I could only get to bed just a bit earlier I think I could do it.