Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Crappy Cardio!

March 7, 2011

Today was a bad, bad day!

First, I indulged in a shake from Chick-fil-A.  I know this is not on the Warrior Dash plan; but I wanted it, and I figured I would get to the gym before water aerobics and do some cardio to compensate.

But I got to the gym.  I got on the treadmill.  I set it for 20 minutes and took off.  It did not go well.  I couldn't get my breathing right.  It just felt awkward and wrong.  So I stopped after 10 minutes.  I did jog the whole 10 minutes at 4 mph, but it didn't feel as good as the day before.

No problem, 10 minutes is till 10 minutes and I still have water aerobics right?

Wrong!

When I got to the pool, my mom was already working out with the class, and my daughter was playing on the shallow side of the pool.  When I entered the water, she hollered with glee at the sight of me and asked me if I would stay and play with her.  Well, of course I could.  And we did.  We played chase mostly, with me doing the chasing of course.  She also climbed on my back and I ran two laps in the water, which I consider training for the Warrior Dash.  Got to get it in where you can, right?

So now, I have only 10 minutes of awkward running to take off the shake and fries (did I mention the fries?) and my legs hurt.  Not like, oh-my-legs-are-so-sore-because-I'm-working-out hurt; they hurt like ouch-did-I-hurt-myself-and-is-walking-really-necessary hurt.  I've been avoiding logging in my calories into my MyFitnessPal app because I know I'm over.  Bummer!

Geez-it was only 1/2 a small shake and a kid's size fry.  So I'm chalking it up to a bad day, and I will think twice before indulging and straying from the Warrior Dash plan again.  The thing is, you never know when a crappy cardio day is coming your way.  Lesson learned.

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