Welcome to Week 2 of Training!
My first week wasn’t as good as I hoped it would be. I’m learning that training is not a joke. It involves discipline, hard work, and effective time management. I am a working progress every day.
Week 2 Journal
Monday: One thing I’ve learned today is to not eat big snacks before training. I was so hungry that I ate my favorite milo+skyflakes combo. Ha! So during my run, my stomach wasn’t acting well. I was scared that if I continue I will vomit. In the end, I only completed 5k and I walked the last part. I wanted to do 6kms because that was the plan this week, 6-7 km. Anyway, I’ll do better next time.
Tuesday: I felt so energized both mentally and physically. Energies are flowing through my body. My adrenaline level was so high I could run more but I stick to my program. Just 6ish km so my body will get accustomed to a longer distance. I didn’t eat snacks too. That’s what I learned yesterday. Hopefully, I will get more days like this for the next coming weeks.
Wednesday: I didn’t do any running because I had a minor surgery done to remove a stone in my salivary duct. In relation to that, I was injected with anesthesia so that is my excuse not to train. =)
Thursday: Because I was feeling good the day after the surgery, I went for a run. To be honest, there was no pain whatsoever. It’s like nothing happened except for the hole under my tongue. Really, I had no post-surgery complaints. Tooth extraction is worse than this. So I did 6ish km in 45 mins.
Friday: Unfortunately, I didn’t train today. I had a part-time job after work so when I came back home, it was late and I was tired. Rest was all I needed.
Saturday: It was the best training day for me this week. I felt really really good that I was like a bird flying with my wings. My body was in its best physically. I didn’t feel any discomfort the entire run. You know sometimes when you run, you will feel pain in your legs, thigh, tummy, etc. It was so great. I completed 7ish km in 40 minutes, a good ending for week 2.
Sunday: No running today. Instead, I did yoga for 40 minutes. It’s only until today that I fully appreciated the benefits of stretching. I always say I’m not flexible but I also don’t do anything to change it. I’m liking yoga now especially if I’m really gonna be serious about running. A big part of running is stretching, before and after. If I want to avoid injuries, I have to do it routinely.
Running wise, I am happy this week. I reached 6-7kms per running session, exactly what I planned. Healthwise, I am a little off because of what I had to undergo this week.
Ultimately, health is very important because, without a healthy you, you won’t be able to do what you really love. And I would really like to run more and see how far my body can go with all these
Ciao! See you in week 3!
How are you guys? Have you been doing some exercises too?