Yup, just realized that this morning. I couldn’t seem to focus on my running and chew at the same time. is it just me or do I have some type of deficiency
That’s all really had nothing much to post about today. oh and it started raining while I was out raining and you would think it would make move faster but nope… kept on slowly moving along.
EDIT:First off I guess I should include a disclaimer. The podcast is a bit graphic and talks about FGM and male circumcision. And it does not really answer the question as to why kenyans are fast runners
So first off I am a podcast runner. Which just means I would rather run to a podcast than to music. it just lets me zone out and not even remember that I am running. My top three faves are
- Wait Wait don’t tell me
- Car Talk. YESSS I listen to click and clack the tappet brothers. Before you raise an eyebrow, I just want to remind you they have won a Peabody.
Anyways the whole point being Radiolab is something I listen to every time there is a new podcast. It comes out WNYC.
Last night I listened to this podcast trying to figure out why Kenyan runners have dominated long distant running. And Its not just all Kenyans, because as a Kenyan myself, I SUCK!!!! It is specific to the Kalenjin tribe who live in the Rift Valley. Well we know its not climate because I actually live in the same town as all the runners who win marathons and as I mentioned earlier I SUCK!!!
Anyways they come down to the fact that some cultural practices that reward the ability to withstand pain. There is a point at which when your body just gives up and it is those people who can push past that whose pain threshold is higher than most than can run 4 minute miles for 26 miles.
The statistics are staggering and it’s a really interesting podcast and I would encourage all to listen. Especially those who love to run.
Here is a link to the podcast. Or you can get it on iTunes.
It’s not the end of the world. So today I didn’t work out or I didn’t eat well, tomorrow is still another day to make it work.
My new goal is for my weight to go down. To become healthy and most importantly to ran longer and faster.
If I have done something good for my body then it has been a good day.
My goal for this week is to track every single morsel that enters my mouth. I used to be very good at this. I think at one point I have a run of over 200 days logging into my fitnesspal. And those were the days when I was most successful.
So, one goal this week. No need to make it more complicated than it has to be.
So first of, Happy birthday to me. And I celebrated this morning by running a 5 Miler. I think being older has made me wiser. Look at all the great decisions I have made. I woke up at 5:30 am today and it was raining. First thought was YAY! great excuse not to go run. So I rolled over and back to sleep I went. woke up 20 minutes later and the rain had stopped and here is were the older and wiser comes in. I put on my clothes and went out for 5 miles. Yay! to being older.
It was such a great run. there is something about running after it rains that makes you feel like mother nature is on your side. there is a nice cool breeze that seems to push you faster and cool you down at the same time. everything seems greener and the smell of the wet earth rejuvenates.
on a different note I need more Nike friends to compete with. So if you use Nike running to track your runs please let me know. we can be buddies 🙂
I made a food plan for the week. I’ll post that later after I food prep and take pics.
My goal is to defeat the demon that keeps me from finishing this 30 day challenges. I am going to really try and keep myself accountable and finish it this time. i think I should motivate myself with a little reward after. if you have any suggestions, please let me know.
I got this from the 30-Day challenge website. they have challenges for everything. check it out http://30dayfitnesschallenges.com/classes/30-day-abs-challenge/
I also started my Run everyday November challlenge. Im still recovering from my Half marathon so I just walked 4.5 miles this morning.
since its the first of the month I also weighed in at a saddening 181.0 lbs. This just makes me want to cry since i was doing so well last year. My goal is to get to 175 by the end of the month. I think giving myself small goals is the way to go. this was I am not putting too much pressure on myself. Still haven’t decided wether i will be weighing in weekly or at the end of the month.
Today i have a meeting with my gym instructor. we are going to come up with a full body strength workout session that I can do 3 times a week. I also have my friday kickboxing classes that are MURDER. So there is my fitness plan for the month. Now if I can only get my eating in check i think this month might just be killer. especially since it’s my birthday month. which is 3 days away… :O getting older.