In the past, if I haven’t had time to do an entire planned workout, I’ve just let it go. In my brain I know that every little bit counts and getting out and moving is the more important than exactly following my schedule. But when it came down to it, I chose to stay in bed or watch another 15 minutes of TV or or read blogs for another 30 minutes than getting out and running for that 15 or 30 minutes. No more. Despite waking up much later than planned yesterday morning, I dragged myself out of bed and determined that I still had time for about 10 minutes of yoga. I’m not sure how good it did physically, but I think it went a long way to getting me into a better place mentally.
This morning, I managed to jump out of bed a bit earlier and go out for a run with Tara. We were out for 33 minutes – 2 minutes walking warm-up and then jog for 28 minutes and walk for another 3 to cool down. It should have been a 3 mile run, but it came in at just about 2.8 miles including the walking portions. I’m really happy I got out there and ran even though it was still pitch black outside when we left. Tara lit my path with her little headlamp that she wears. I’m a little disappointed in the “reflective” leash and collar I bought for her. They don’t seem to be very reflective at all. They’re nice for a regular leash and collar, but I’m going to have to try something else. I’m thinking of getting her a running vest for more visibility. I wore a white shirt this morning with good reflective strips on the back, but I still need to make it to the running store or sporting goods store to get something more for me to wear.
I did not get to the gym yesterday to lift and I’ve realized that it is completely unrealistic to try on Mondays. I think I mentioned that I have dog agility classes on Mondays and while yesterday I probably could have made it to the gym, I decided that it would make more sense to move my lifting day to Tuesdays since it is a light running day. That way I can easily do my run in the morning and lift in the evening, or vice versa. Also, starting next week my classes start at 6:35 PM (instead of 8:50 PM as they do now), so my Mondays are going to be quite busy. I think I’ll be doing a lot of crock pot dinners over the next 6 week session!
I’m not sure what to do about lifting on Thursdays yet. Class on Thursdays doesn’t start until 7:45 PM and I get home from work at about 4:30 PM. Inspiration just struck- I can do a morning lifting session on Thursdays and run in the afternoon with Tara before class. That will work perfectly! I’ll update my training plan matrix later today with my updates.
Things are falling into place!