Tinkering, Progress and Zombies

Sorry if this post is a little scattered. I’m feeling like a bit of a Zombie myself.

On my lunch hour today I was pleased to be able to get outside and spend 30 minutes running around campus.  You may recall that my training plan calls for two short runs during the week in addition to my long Sunday run. Today was a great day for it.  The sun was shining and it was actually quite warm for January in Montana, so I had a really pleasant time and it helped my mood a lot.

I opted to try the 2 minute run/1 minute walk split again, and was able to keep at it through the whole 2.6 miles.  This is progress from last time I tried it (2 days ago), when I gave up and went back to 60s/60s after about 1.5 miles.  It really felt a lot easier to do this time, though.  I’m sure there’s a good explanation for that.  It’s probably part mental and part physical progress, but I’m surprised by these things sometimes.

I haven’t started the 100 push ups plan yet, but it’s still on my list of things to do.   I will have to do the kneeling push ups to start, though, so I think I might get myself to 50 keeling push ups and then start back over with the regular ones.

Have I told you that I don’t own a scale?  I haven’t had one in years.  I find that weighing myself once per month or so helps me to make sure I’m headed in the right direction, but having a scale at home leads to bad mental places.  On the other hand, some folks on Fitocracy have suggested using our measurements as a more accurate way to track our progress.  I haven’t had a chance to read through it all, thoroughly but this link to the reddit weightloss faq’s section on how to take your measurements seems very useful and leads to even more useful seeming information.

Speaking of Fitocracy, yesterday I told the folks in my Fitocracy Getting Fit for the Zombie Apocalypse group about ZombAlert pendants.  It seemed like a natural pairing to me.  I also told my friend who is one of the folks who makes those pendants about Fitocracy and the Getting Fit for the Zombie Apocalypse group.  Today, my lovely friend sent me a coupon code to share with my Fitocracy group and I’m also sharing it with you, for a $5 off those awesome pendants.  I think they’re pretty darned cool.  Personally I think I want the “Keep as Pet” version.

I plan to run again on Thursday, after work.  We’ll see how the 2 minute run/1 minute walk split treats me again.  I hope to work my way up to 2 minutes 30 seconds run/1 minute walk, eventually.  I think I might be able to make it to the food tent in time, that way.  I also want to see how I feel about running later in the day, since I usually run in the early afternoon.  I’m still experimenting and testing, to see what works best for me.

Only 179 days to go!

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