This was my usual facebook status on Wednesday nights... sadly I will only have 1 more Wednesday where I do get to impress a man in a kilt. The man in question is my SCD Teacher - John. After my phone call to set up the dreaded fitness test, the recruiter from the unit said that because we parade on Wednesday nights and the test is on a Wednesday I would have to wait until the next week to start my military stuff. All translated this means that next week is my last week with my dancing group. I won't even be able to attend meetings every month either as I am certain they will demand 100% attendance... perhaps I can talk them into something. I also need to confirm my dates for Basic. I think it would be nice if I was able to figure out when I might be taking off, when I can give my employer an idea of when and how much time I'll be gone for. Also, if I need to train on the weekends, job #2 will have to be notified... yikes... February will be quite the transitional month I think.
This uncertainty is driving me batty - I would love to have my entire calendar planned from now until July and then be able to get my life sorted. I guess I need to just pass the test on Wednesday - back to push-ups for me!
On a happier note, kickboxing this morning was pretty decent - my push ups and sit ups were much better and I am wearing previously "too small" pants. Not bad for 2 1/2 weeks in...
Tonight's schedule: Run for 45 minutes and cook a roast for dinner (yeah, that's right... I'm a full fledged adult now - I make roasts!)
**** Update: Just got back from the Gym.... ran for 40 minutes - 10 minutes more than last time, but I did go 59% further than on Tuesday, and faster as well so I think that's pretty darn good!
training tip (not that you asked for one, so here is my un-asked for obnoxious advice)- to avoid injury, only increase your running mileage by 10% per week. i know you have had injury problems in the past (much like myself), so that might be good for you. you seem to be doing so well, it would suck to get sidelined by injury.
Any sort of advice is always welcome - especially from an avid runner such as yourself.
I always make sure to double strech the achilles before and after just to be safe... So for sunday maybe I'll stick to the distance that I did yesterday and aim for a slightly higher speed?
Hooray for previously "too small" pants, I love that you are rocking this workout regime and will be even more capable of kicking ass and looking good than you were before!!!
You are far too kind... thank you for your encouragement, it means a lot...
PS - are you two gearing up for the april running of the course?
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