Here’s my plan, more or less.

training plan

Since last check-in, I finished Week 2 and am starting Week 3.

Tuesday I did 30 minutes of Yoga and took the dog for a mile walk. Wow, the yoga made my inner-thighs sore. It’s been a while since I’ve done it. Wednesday I was supposed to do 30 minutes of cross-training, but I must have read  the plan wrong before I went to the gym. I ended up doing 60 easy minutes on the elliptical on the “hills” setting. Thursday I ran 2.3 miles and took the dog for a mile walk. We also went fishing, but the only exercise to that is walking up the hill from the parking lot and down the trail to the lake.

Saturday I ran in the Debbie Green 5K in Wheeling. My time was 32:41, 19 out of 36 in my class. You can tell I forgot to “finish” my workout on my watch right at the finish line. Not a great time but at least it wasn’t raining. I think I need to work on running a bit quicker, maybe try to push myself on the shorter runs.

Debbie Green

Yesterday I ran for three miles then did some stretching. I also did a short dumbbell arm workout.

Readers’ Workouts is hosted by Joy at Joy’s Book Blog.

Today, Joy asked how we deal with resistance to exercise, that “I don’t wanna” feeling. For me, I need a goal, otherwise it’s too easy to just let things go. And I know myself well enough to not expect to feel like exercising in the morning. If I have to I can, but it sucks every time.


  • I love yoga but I sometimes let it slide, doing other exercises in lieu of my daily practice. Whenever I come back to yoga, though, like you I feel like I discover new muscles. I’m always surprised by how a good yoga practice seems to hit every part of the body the way no other workout ever does. And I agree with you re. having a goal. I’m so resistant to my physical therapy because it hurts. But i know it’s good for me and, since my goal is to not need a cane to walk, I definitely focus on the goal and not on the immediate painful experience.

  • joyweesemoll

    LOL at the fishing. I tried to get into fishing once, until I realized that it was a lot of outdoor time with very little exercise. With my allergies, I need my outdoor time to count.

    Looks like some great workouts. Congrats on completing your 5K!

    I’m a PM exerciser, too. One of my motivations for exercise is better sleep and that seems to work best if my exercise is in the late afternoon or early evening.

  • Great job!! I’ve had a bad case of the “I don’t wannas” all summer. Once the kids are back in school next week, I have to get back on a regular exercise schedule.

    • I think it’s going to be harder once school starts. I’ve been dong most of it while she’s at band practice in the evening, but that turns into after school soon and I’ll be at work still.

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