Healthy Writers Club: Restarting After Thanksgiving
I did do my week #3 of my own Couch-to-5K program, inspired by Josh Clark’s article on the site, coolrunning.com. But during the Thanksgiving week, I skipped exercising other than my normal up-and-down the hill, a 9-minute walk each way.
IN WEEK #3, the workouts are a little more intense. I’ve been enjoying the intensity, but needed a break.
That’s okay! I’ve been gentle with myself, otherwise I wouldn’t be able to restart.
Progress since I last checked in:
Week #3, Day #7: Monday, Nov. 12: I walked on Piedmont Ave. to Mountain View Cemetery and back. I also practiced deep breathing and did a more intense interval cycle, as is requested for week #3. It was nice walking in this calm space, while listening to my favorite radio program, Marketplace on NPR.
Week #3, Day #8: Wednesday, Nov. 13: I did a 30-minute walk, and didn’t do the fartlek training, but I did go to Capoeira class at Capoeira Mandinga, and did decently, even with my plantar fasciitis.
Week #3, Day #9: Saturday, Nov. 17: Ezra and I went to the Men of Mystery day in Irvine, CA, where Ezra presented. After a day of chit-chat and book sales with over 200 readers, I walked around the hotel and did my interbal training in the balmy Southern California air.
Week #4, Day #10, redoing Week #3: Saturday, Nov. 24: Since I wrote and edited all day at the cafe, I came home after dark. So, ski machine again! Nordic Track! This time I re-watched one of my all-time favorites, Firefly, and the first episode “Serenity.” I’m restarting week #3 instead of jumping into week #4 after a week off. When I was prepping my timer with Week #4, I got a little scared. More and longer high intensity intervals. I’ll get there.
Week#4, Day #11: redoing Week #3: Monday, Nov. 26: 15 minutes, including a sprint for the bus. LOL I didn’t do the total 30-minute work out, but got my heart up. The best part was that my half-block sprint for the bus felt great!
Week #4, Day #12: redoing Week #3: Wednesday, Nov. 28: A walk up and down Piedmont Ave. Low impact the whole way but I worked up a nice sweat. I did blow off capoeira glass because the plantar fasciitis in my right heel flared up at the end of the walk.
More info on the Healthy Writers Club and my fellow writers participating here: http://www.shalleemcarthur.com/p/the-healthy-writers-club.html. At last count we are up to 28 writers! And thanks Shallee for commenting on one of my Healthy Writers Club posts! Woot! Together we are strong! Thanks for creating this movement!
How about you? Share your exercise, both casual and otherwise, below, and let’s support each other!
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