Skip to main content

C25K: w2d3 DONE

This morning I woke up ready to run and found it was pouring rain outside. While I welcome the precipitation (should bring down temps which have been over 100 degrees this week) I did not want to run in a downpour. I decided I’d run at the gym on a treadmill for today’s session.

When you read the agonized account of indoor runners that progress outside or outdoor runners that feel like champions if they migrate indoors, it’s no joke. Running on a treadmill, even with a 1% incline as suggested to mimic outdoor running is so easy compared to street or trail running. My Garmin tells me that I run outdoors at 5 to 5.5mph and to get even close to that feeling indoors I had to bump it up to 6.0. I only did that on the last interval though, preferring instead to enjoy the easygoing feel of 5.5mph on the treadmill. I felt like a million bucks running easily at 5.5mph. Surrrrrrrre it’s only for 1.5 minute intervals (I like to write 1.5 minutes because it seems more impressive than 90 seconds) but let me tell you it was quite exciting since the last time I tried to run on a treadmill (a year ago) I couldn’t make it past 5mph even for 10 seconds. Nothing motivates me more than progress and everywhere I turn- distance, speed, heart rate, I am making significant progress both in street running and indoors. Fantastic!

Here are my garmin stats for today’s run: Garmin Connect

Tuesday I attempt w3d1. I’m also going to begin to cross train on off days with alternative cardio sports that work other muscles because now that I’ve been working this program for 3 weeks I have a lot of energy and a compulsion to get up and MOVE everyday that cannot be ignored. It’s some sort of nervous energy that must be released.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Board Game Review: Brass Birmingham

Here’s a story of a lovely lady (spoiler: it’s me) and her pride and how it has led to the discovery of the single greatest board game I have ever played. It’s probably also a good primer for other reviewers on increasing your reach.At GenCon this year, I was perusing the wares of the various booths and my eyes caught a glimpse of two beautiful game boxes. Each had crisp metallic lettering with an old world feel and artwork that radiated European class. I made my way to the booth and waited patiently to speak to to the team manning it as there were many buyers lined up to purchase the games. I didn’t know anything about the games (Brass Birmingham and Brass Lancashire), or the publisher – Roxley Game Laboratory – but I knew I wanted to review one or both of the games. Almost every board game love story I star in in can be summed up this way: I am seduced by the artwork or theme and then I stay for the right mechanics. When the lead rep spoke with me, he gently rejected my request. He …

Board Game Review: Shoot Cows

Saturday afternoon at GenCon I came across a demonstration of Shoot Cows getting started at the designer’s booth. The little cow cards looked interesting, so I volunteered to participate and within 5 minutes we all had the rules down. I picked up a copy for myself and vowed to play it within a week. Yesterday I did just that. My husband, myself, and our 13-year-old daughter gathered around our gaming table at lunchtime for a quick game.
Opening the box and examining the cards, I found them to be of average thickness. Not impossible to bend, but thick enough to stand up to repeated usage. The artwork inside the box compliments what’s on the cover – a black and white cow palette that fits the game’s theme.
I don’t often delve into step-by-step gameplay in my reviews (too complicated; read the rules) but as the rules and play for Shoot Cow are rather simple, it’s reasonable to given them some coverage. Two survivor cards are distributed to each player and put face up in front of them, si…

Spirit Island Jagged Earth Preview: A First Look at the New Kickstarter Expansion from Greater Than Games

Exciting news this week! The Spirit Island Jagged Earth expansion launches on Kickstarter October 16th, 2018. I had the chance to preview and play this upcoming release from Greater Than Games multiple times this week, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it.

Update: the Kickstarter is live here.


Our Spirit Island collection keeps growing. First there was the base game, which debuted in 2017 and turned the traditional narrative of the conquering colonists on its head, allowing players to take on the role of island spirits determined to keep the colonists at bay through any means necessary to preserve the serenity of the island. My husband and I picked up the game at retail (having missed the Kickstarter window) and fell in love with it immediately, enthused to work together as powerful spirits and put the invaders down. Next, we added the Branch and Claw expansion. This expansion (also part of the original Kickstarter) expanded the board, added new spirits and powers, new blight card…