I got busy yesterday and then got home late from an outing with the Hunters. I also meant to blog this morning to make up for that missed day, but I got up at 6 as opposed to 4 a.m., and I decided to get coffee in me and my workout done before I goofed off and didn't do it. Ok, that was likely not gonna happen, but it was just panic mode for me. The reason I was a little worried is because I woke up incredibly sore! You may remember I talked about stepping up to the "performance workout" section of the pre programmed treadmill workouts on Friday. I was true to my word, and I did fire it up. I was on the first one, which logically should be the easiest i think. Holy Crap Folks!!! That was not even funny! I got 13 minutes in and I was gassed, not a chance of finishing! At some point, I was running on the 10% grade and at 5.5 miles an hour, and it turns out, I just am not there yet. I now have a new obsession, which should carry me for a few more months I promise you that. So, I did stop that workout, but I didn't give up on the workout session. I took the incline down to 3 and I jogged the remaining 17 minutes at 5 mph. I also realized something about me I had not thought about until this session. I have had a shift in the paradigm of Shane Griffin. I so often was the guy that wanted to get up and get started getting active, but I could think of just about any reason to not do it. Sometimes, no reason at all other than I didn't want to. So, when I was suffering from my butt kicking, I decided I was gonna just get on, jog out 11 minutes, walk out the remaining 6 and call it a good day. Well as neared 11 minutes, I decided that I was going to push on out to 13 minutes jogging. When I got into the twelve range, I thought well heck, why not just do 15 minutes and be happy. So as I got close to 15, well you probably can guess. I said yeah finish the whole 17 joggin Shane, it is close enough to it, it ain't gonna hurt nothing. Really? And then it dawned on me how many times I had done that over the last few months. I would set out to walk a mile, go mile and and half because I was out there already, was warm, and had nothing better to do. I would be a half mile from 5 miles for the day so I would go out and do a mile and half in a third session. I am willing to do more rather than less. Heck, I expect myself to do more rather than less now. Not even in terms of exercise really. I have spent many weekend mornings lounging around, watching tv, web surfing, only getting up for coffee or cooking. i have spent full weekends watching tv and movies. I just can't do that anymore. I usually give myself the first hour of the day for it, but after that, I have a mental list of stuff I want to do or I sometimes even find stuff to do! I am really really looking forward to the warm weather coming back. I am just going nuts to go hiking again. Oh now I am all antsy, see what I did.
Speaking of finding things to do , I fixed my couch today! There has been a weird sag in the middle for a while now, so I investigated today and found a broken strut. it was an easy fix, I just ran a screw into the strut thru the frame and voila, it is fixed! I was looking at maybe replacing the couch, but that saves money. A screw is cheaper than a couch any day! That is one of those things I would have put off for months before, so weeks is actually a step up. haha.
Oh and I earned myself some football time today with my help around the house and fixing the couch and hanging pictures. I am watching the end of the Chicago-Green Bay game right now, and the Bears are trying to stay in it. I am not sure how good of a chance they have right now. I am rooting JETS today for the second game! Should be interesting game! Well I am gonna go give puppy dog eyes to Kathy and see if I can get some supper cooked. I am hongry! not hungry, HONGRY! Oh that was one more thing I was gonna talk about. I wish I could figure out what the difference is in the days I am starving a little all day, I am starving all day, and the days I am not hardly hungry at all. I mean I eat pretty consistently the same food, or at least very similar. Today, before just figuring out was HONGRY, I have had 500 calories ( it is 5:00). I have eaten a little here and there, but not been hungry all day. I even walked 5 miles this morning before ever eating anything, and even then, wasn't hungry. I need to bottle that stuff up! haha. Ok, I am off to finish my football afternoon, so ya'll have a great Sunday evening!