Another practice run in the books. Not sure if I sustained a moderate/comfortably hard effort for that last 0.75 miles but all my injured areas were behaving themselves nicely, so I'll take it! Now it's a matter of getting my aerobic capacity back up to respectability but I have confidence it will happen. I know how important it is to have patience and follow a progressive training plan designed by an expert. It doesn't hurt to have awesome motivating music too!
Observing people at the gym, listening in to conversations on fitness and weight loss, reading questions on social media discussion boards it is clear to me people are holding onto a lot of ideas that have been proven wrong or have failed the test of time.
It is also obvious they really want to:
Today I went for a practice run. It was raining and freezing (in APRIL!), I was underdressed, without any rain gear AND I forgot to put on my polar watch before leaving the house. What's worse, I paused the the Strava app for 10 minutes before remembering to turn it back on! I complained to one of the running coaches (a marathoner) who was nice enough to slow down and run with me for a mile or so. She knew the game well. In response she said: "don't worry, it still counts as a workout".
in honor of autism awareness day. exercise is one of the most effective treatments for autistic people
According to the organization Autism Speaks: "Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. In children, ASD can be diagnosed as early as 18 months but related delays may appear earlier. Puzzle pieces have become the symbol of these disorders because it can be so hard to figure out what is going on in the brain and even harder to treat it. Exercise has emerged as one of the most effective ways to improve some of the more serious symptoms.
I've taken a long break from running due to injuries and Loss Aversion (see my Mindset Monday post for more). Finally decided to get back on the horse, so to speak. Yesterday was the first practice run for a 5K race on Memorial Day. Felling great because I paced myself....... who knew?
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