Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Day 3

Today was a really good day!

I woke up at 3:45 this morning to work at 4:30. My morning went really well and I was in a great mood as the day wore on. I barely got a chance to eat, so my stomach was lacking in food til nearly noon when I finally got a break to eat. I had a pretty healthy sandwich from Jimmy Johns.

When I got home around 1:30 I laid down almost immediately and napped until 4:30p.m. I got up and ate a dinner of frozen pizza (Not a good choice, but it was fast, and we had to fend for ourselves for dinner tonight). I ate more than I should have, but I was really hungry and my stomach got the better of me. I am gonna have to work on that.

So there's the set up for how my day set my mind and body up for my workout. Tonight was a light distance running workout. Within the half and hour or so before I left to go do my run, I was texting a few friends and was in an exceptionally good mood that I think boosted my morale for the run. I got to the path and I ran 2 miles. Nothing exceptional distance wise...but its still an easy recovery day. However I pushed myself to the limit. I stretched out lightly before I started running, and I ran the first mile in a consistent with my normal pace 9 minutes and 30 seconds. As I rounded the post to come back my second mile, I figured I'd do some speed work, so I ran at a normal pace for about 200 meters, then I would sprint for 100 meters. I repeated this the whole way back, and it kicked my butt. I was whooped by the time I reached the end of the path, but I had shaved nearly a minute off of my mile time. I am pretty proud of that. So all in all, great mood, and great workout today. Tomorrow is weigh in day with my Navy Recruiter, so hopefully I will see some great changes. I can definitely already tell from the few weeks of light working out I've done, and the starts this week that my body is drastically changing its shape, and I am excited for it!

16 comments:

  1. OH, you're joining the Navy? Is that what-with all this Marathon go get?

    ...you read me.

    Anyway, congratulations on such a goal! I come from an army family and pseudo-background m'self (4 years JROTC, 2 years ROTC then I broke off before I could contract - personal reasons) so by all means I have mad respect for anyone enlisting.

    Also, sounds like you had a good day, m'man! Though...readin' yer blogs the way I have, I gotta note that your sleeping schedule seems to be - eh, less than optimal? I can thoroughly understand the reasons behind such a schedule, but I AM yer e-bro and I feel compelled to point out to you that you might want to get more sleep or just face down the reckoning your body will put you through as you continue along this path. Considering your schedule and the possible needs behind them, I'd just as soon throw my two cents in and say "duuuude, face the reckonin' - it might pay off further in the long run."

    I'm just sayin', m'man...

    Also, did you see that pun? Holy CRAP it went by fast...

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  2. @That Bastard From Bellingham

    Hahahaha I always thouroughly enjoy your comments on my stuff man. Yeah, I decided a little while back on joining the Navy. I am a little bit above the weight limit right now, so I have spent the last month or so getting into better shape. But I figure giving myself a very real and close goal such as the half marathon will help me to channel myself and get myself into shape much faster.

    Yeah, my sleeping schedule is kind of a pain. I get about 4-5 hours at night, then I take a 3-4 in the afternoon on the days that I open. So it evens out to a normal amount of sleep, but just not consecutive. But I've lived that way for a while now, so I can handle it. So far I am not having any problems with it at all...and since I do work in a coffeehouse, if I ever need a pick-me-up, I am all set. Thanks for all the support and such though, I do really appreciate it!

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  3. Damnit. I need to work out, and now you are reminding me of this. NOT COOL MAN, NOT COOL.

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  4. whoa! you have some mindblowing stuff in here, as always! good job!

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  5. I read this post in 5 seconds. world record i'd say.
    keep it up bro

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  6. This is great! Keep working hard!

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  7. I feel you man. Tasty foods are often the ones that makes you out of shape. I am now currently doing Oatmeal + exercise routine for 2 weeks. Means I only eat oatmeal and work out after.

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  8. I admire your determination!
    I've gotta jump on something like this eventually!

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  9. Good job! Keep up the hard work.

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  10. Dude I have 2 brothers in the navy!!! That's awesome!!!


    Also now I really want Jimmy johns...


    +follow

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  11. Good luck with the navy thing mate

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  12. I've been trying to get into the habit of running a little more, but it kicks my ass. I've been content with walking now, but I don't think it's enough of a challenge.

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  13. Good luck with the half-marathon, man. Normally blogging and exercising aren't synonymous but it seems as if you're doing something with your life. Best of luck.

    I will be following.

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  14. i need to start running. you inspire me

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  15. The Navy can land you some really good experience, one of my best friends is going to boot camp in a couple of months for nuclear engineering, pretty sick stuff.

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  16. I like to run. I hurt my knee a while back so I haven't been running as much

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