The last week or two has been extremely difficult in terms of my exercise. I have gone out to complete my runs. I've really attempted them. However, they are just less than stellar. I'm frustrated at my progress. I'm not happy with it. I read one blog where the person said "I just worked to run faster each time I went out" That's easier said than done. I am running at 80-85% of my HR ....I can't push it harder or my pea pickin' heart will spontaneously com bust. (ha). I have/had a goal set for my next 5K....a time goal. This race is looming very close and I am consistently running my 5k 2-3 minutes slower than I need to be. I'm only hoping that the adrenaline and whatnot pushes me to a PR.
I got my bike. The adjustment from my Trek Nav to my new bike has been not so much difficult but painful. (I only ride my trek on the canal...FLAT and no elevation....so transitioning to hills isn't helping the adjustment) It's big adjustment. I was talking to someone the other day ...a bank customer that saw me out on my new bike and when I mentioned the transition, he said "some people never adjust". First I wanted to slap him silly for his negativity. But then I started to think deep about it.....most people don't really commit TO adjusting. It gets tough and they give up. I'm determined to adjust the pain will disspate!
I'm not a quitter anymore! I will (as long as legs hold out...or more specifically the arthritic knees hold out) continue through at least the August mark. Quiting may have been a fleeting thought (ok, it's a recurring theme in my mind), but it's NOT AN OPTION!