Thursday, January 3, 2013

1 and 1 Baby :)

I had a successful first day of Fitness 2013 yesterday.  One lunch time walk, and one visit to the gym after work.  I'm on my way!

Just had one little problem -- I bonked for the last 2 minutes of my elliptical session.  I totally ran out of gas.  I felt like I was plodding through mud, but I stayed with it.  I had reached my distance goal for the session, so I just decided to keep moving no matter how slow I was. 

My most memorable bonk was when I was training for my first Disney Half.  It was September, and I was doing my weekend long run at the park.  I was supposed to reach 12 miles that day -- a pretty big milestone.  I made it to 11.85 and I literally could not walk another .15 to reach 12.  And it wasn't that I was at the end of my rope physically -- although I was pretty tired -- it was that I hit the wall mentally.  I mean, c'mon, all I had to do was walk around the parking lot once or twice.

Nope, it was not happening, and I didn't care!!  Part of me was disappointed that day, but the other part of me really didn't care.  I did make it to 12 miles the next weekend, but I'll never forget that .15 miles and that bonk.

Lesson to be learned?  I need more than half a Luna bar before heading to the gym.  So today, I'll eat a full one along with a yogurt.  Current favorite flavors of Luna bars, you ask?  Peppermint Chocolate, Lemon Zest, and Chocolate Coconut.  They are quite yummy.

Gym days:  1
Lunch walks:  1

Woo hoo!

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Great job. Ahhh, the wall - climb right on over it! Trust me I understand that it's not always easy to get pass that darn wall. Sounds like you have a plan though!