During a cold spell with snow on the ground, I watched a man from my warm cozy car, run up hill on a busy highway shoulder. I thought to myself, that is committment.
I have been tested with obstacles through-out the last couple of months and on a couple of occasions almost gave up. Feeling as I do with the pain in my back and fatigue, I knew it’s either go to the gym this morning or go backwards which I can’t afford to do at this point. After I threwdown the 9 vitamins and supplements that I take each morning with a cup of coffee and protein bar, I went for it.
I walked 2 miles at a pace between 3.5 and 3.9 mph. Not my normal pace but I did this to keep heart rate below 149 which because of the pleuresy, I felt I’d better do. So no running. Normally my heart rate stays around there when I run or up a little but today was different. After I finished that I went to the nautilus equipt for my legs and then finished with 2 slow laps around track. When I left heart rate was 117 and blood pressure 135/80.
I know that this is pushing it, but if I don’t keep moving I will lose what I’ve built up to and can’t afford that now @ 5 weeks out. It hurt a little but I’m also on a medrol pack and anti biotic so I think that is helping quite a bit. Enough about that –
In my last post I added the link to the Course that More Magazine just release for the race. I was thrilled to see it is the same as last years. Oh and I lost two more pounds too which now brings me to 7 pounds lost. I hope that continues. It’s about time. If I could lose close to 20 before the race I will be flying.
I’m off to St. Louis for the day. Have a great one.