I was very excited to check my email this morning and find my first message with the "day 1" training program, instead of "today is a rest day". Hurrah! The training program finally begins!
So the plan is to walk for 20 minutes , staying at an exertion rate of 7. I think I can do that! Coach Jenny posted a video this week reminding us to begin and end with a 5 minute warm up and cool down. OK, so that means I need to find 30 minutes somewhere in the day to do this. Would you believe it is 9:30 at night, and I just found the time to exercise? That was not a good thing.
But today was a busy Monday for me....get the kids to school, meet with the guidance counselor, meet with the accountant, pay some bills, go to the bank and the post office, hit up the grocery store, take the little one to ballet,speak with the guitar instructor, return a few phone calls, make dinner, clean up the dinner mess, help the kids with homework, do a couple of loads of laundry, blah blah blah. So everyone is finally settled in for the night, and the house is quiet. Now I have the time to work out. Problem .... I was already exhausted and ready for bed. But I put on my running shoes and my very unattractive lycra pants, and headed to the basement and got on the treadmill. I did it. I accomplished my first day of training.
What I learned about today: I need to make exercising a priority, and get it done as early in the day as possible. Exercising right before bed was not a good thing for me.
I nee to get a radio or ipod or some kind of music cranking to keep me motivated.
I need to drink water, but make sure not to over do it. Right around 12 minutes, I had finished my water bottle and started to cramp up a little.
So tomorrow is another day, and another chance to improve upon my fitness strategies. But now.... a shower and off to bed. Tomorrow begins at 6 a.m.