to run or not to run

On Monday of this week, I set some goals. One of them was to log some legit mileage this week…then I got sick. Tuesday I had a great 6 miles, and when it came time to run 5 on Thursday, my body was not feeling it (I overslept 3 hours which would have been my running time). Yesterday was out of the question too. But today…today is Saturday and I was hell bent on getting this run in. I woke up and my voice was gone. To run or not to run, that was the question!

Some people will defend that working out while sick makes it worse; runners will tell you it helps them feel better. I knew that I had to get to the gym to at least attempt a run, I couldn’t stand the idea of not going. So I ran! Five miles, me and the dreadmill, slower than normal but hey! I ran five miles. My goal for Monday is to knock out 8 and I am praying the snow vanishes by then so the 8 miles can be outside!

Moral of the story: the flesh is strong and you have to make it do stuff it may not want to do.

Earlier this week, I also did something a little crazy. See there was this Groupon

I will let the screenshot do the talking. If you haven’t heard of Crossfit, it is a workout program designed (from what I’ve been told) to be similar to P90x. It appealed to me because it’s not a typical workout routine; you do a lot with kettleballs, ropes, tires…aka you get your butt handed to you.

If you know me, you know I love a fitness challenge. After the diet is done, I am hoping this will help me get in tip-top shape for the beginning of my marathon training. Overall fitness really helps with running, and I am thinking I will need all the help I can get! Believe you me, Crossfit will be a blog-worthy experience.

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