In my mind I am still at the same fitness level I was a month and a half ago just like in my mind I am still 21. Sadly I am not really fit at all and I am soon to be 31...(ahhh what, that shit snuck up on me). In a nutshell I am feeling winded and ....mature. I have noticed as I have gotten older I don't get in shape as quickly or stay in shape as long or recover from deciding that lifting weights is a "good idea" quickly.
So my general approach to the last few days and the next coming days until the relay are to run (either a HIIT on the treadmill or and easy outside run) about every other day. And lift and do cardio every other day. I know I can't run everyday without hurting myself and need to ease back into it. I also know I need as much cardio as I can get so hello stairstepper and hello elliptical and hello bike we are gonna be kickin it together. The biggest thing I decided on my little run hiatus is that I want to be stronger and through my personal training studying finally conceded that weight lifting is probably in my best interest so I am going to make a conscious effort to lift weights and lift heavy on a regular basis in an effort to be stronger and hopefully more toned. And I am gonna try not to cry every single time.
|That is me on the right in case you were wondering....pay no attention to other photos of me on this blog.|
And just to be clear the couple of days before the relay no weight lifting because I want to be able to move.
A week and a half is not an ideal time frame for getting back in shape. Muscle memory, strength and an awesome relay team are what it is all about!