So i haven’t exactly been the best about posting and i’ll admit that I’ve even thought about calling it quits. But the fact of the matter is that I like to write and share my random thoughts and so even if no one is reading, I’m still going to write. Of course if people are actually reading it’s a bonus! 🙂
My next half is in exactly 39 days. Which actually sounds a bit better than I thought it would. My training has been half-assed. That’s not OK. WHY CAN’T I MOTIVATE??? I’m trying now, I really am. Fingers crossed!!
I even went so far as to think about deferring to next year. Technically that’s still a possibility but I feel like I’d be disappointing myself because I really had no good excuses as to why I didn’t get out and run.
I ran a half in March with not nearly enough training and I survived, although it wasn’t pretty. I know I can do it, but I’d really like to do it well (let’s rephrase that to say I’d like to run the whole thing). So we’ll see.
This weekend I plan to run 8 miles. There, I said it. If I can do it, all is good in the world. If not…well, that’s not really an option.
Last night I got in 2 treadmill miles before class. I should have done more but because I’m not fast, I run (ha!) out of time.
I tested out my OTF heartrate monitor for something other than an OTF class. I’ll share the results in a moment.
Spin was good. Here’s the playlist. It was a crowd pleaser (if you call 2 people a crowd…don’t judge, it’s corporate, it’s rarely more than 3 or 4).
And because I know you’re sitting on the edge of your seat, here’s my heartrate info.
The first 22 minutes or so were running and pretty much the only time I was in the orange.
What this shows is that numerous times in spin I apparently laid down and took a nap. The gray is where my heart rate is before an OTF class gets going, so no effort. And the very bottom of gray, well that’s just about a flatline. My guess is that my chest strap wasn’t fully secure during all the movement of a spin class.
But provided that some of this is accurate, it also shows that I’m not working that hard when I teach, which is definitely possible. In order to be able to lead a class and project my voice, I can’t go all out. But that said, I could probably push a little harder. Or maybe I was pushing harder, but the monitor was off. Who knows?
Tonight i’m subbing a class and hoping for a nice turn out (although I’m not overly optimistic).
Tomorrow is OTF and hopefully running a little each day as well.
And I’m off, have a wonderful day! See ya when I see ya!