Week 2 Day 3
Warm up 5 Mins walk
2 min run, 2 min walk X 8
Another great morning out. I did feel a bit preoccupied while I was out there this morning. I feel like I started out slow and then got myself into it. My garmin hasn’t been catching a signal as soon as I hit start. It seems to wait until I’m about 2 mins into my walking portion before it picks up.
There was a nice cool breeze, it took away from the heat of the sun. I saw a beautiful looking monarch butterfly. I’m not sure if it was the real deal, or the impostor type. Either way, it was nice to watch it flutter.
Today, I used my new armband (phone holder) and my handheld water bottle. I wasn’t sure how the armband would hold up. It felt more fabric than neoprene. Once the sweat picked up, I stopped worry about it slipping down a tad. The handheld water bottle, I think because I have large hands, it worked for me. I was expecting to feel weighed down and off balance by it; that wasn’t the case at all. I felt comfortable out there. I actually enjoyed the force in which the water shots into the mouth. The small bursts were just enough to wet the mouth, but not enough to make me feel like I had too much to swallow while running.
An hour or so after my run, just to keep things loose, I went over to my friends place to swim around in the pool. I can’t begin to explain how great it feels to be active again.
So that’s it for this weeks training. Sunday we are set on the road at 5am for our hike. I anticipate sleeping well afterwards. Between not going back to bed (how I have been lately), and the activity from the day.
In regards to hiking, and trying to keep the pack as light as possible, I am in the process of making dehydrated red pepper sriracha hummus to take along. It was suggested to me to pick up by a friend who is an avid hiker/backpacker. When I called around, not one had it. I figured why not try my hand at making it. Pre-dehydration, it tasted really good! Can’t wait to give it a try. So much to learn and prep. Super excited!