Just Being Basic

I have been kind of absent from this medium for almost a week. I do not know what happened, but it seems that 50 million things are coming at me all once. I did not even go to “da bar”  (with exception to Friday) or to any Zumba classes at all week. That should tell you how busy I was this week.

Mondays blog entries are supposed to be a weekly summary of my workouts; but alas, I did not do jack sh*t for the majority of the week. I wonder if anyone else has this feeling that I am about to describe.

You miss one or two workouts at the beginning of the week, then you just say screw it for the rest of the week. That pretty much was me Monday to Saturday.

At least, I did an “easy” run to get back into the groove on Sunday. I really need to hammer down and start some type of fitness regimen. I had something set up  before; but clearly, I am not following it. It is hard to stay focused when you do not have anything to train for.

Although this is not a training event, I am starting a training calendar to get somewhat beach-ready for our Cancun vacation in 47 days. Maybe between intermittent fasting and actually working out, I can lose about 8 or so pounds. Although I would like to lose more, I figure 8 pounds is an attainable goal for 47 days. Actually, while I’m writing about this, I probably should sign up for a NYRR race or two.

Here is my preliminary workout schedule:

  • Monday – Zumba
  • Tuesday – Run and X-train
  • Wednesday – Nothing – Date night (unless, I do something in the morning)
  • Thursday – Nothing – Date night (unless, I do something in the morning)
  • Friday – Run
  • Saturday – Nothing (more than likely because of hangover recovery) or X-train
  • Sunday – Longer/easy run

Although I was lazy, I managed to squeeze out one 3 mile run and I was a little surprised (in a good way) with my pace. I thought the Strava app was off but my Apple watch was giving more or less the same splits.

Random: I find that running apps on the iPhone gives faster times than GPS wristwatches. Maybe it has something to do with the constant swinging of the phone while running with it in my shorts’ pocket.

Basically, I did a few loops around Marcus Garvey Park. Actually, I think this park will be a “RUNderful” training ground, because there are many flights of stairs that can climb. During my run, I felt sooooo sluggish, but Apple watch said I ran 8’37” min/mile pace. Perhaps, I felt sluggish because I have not completed any runs in a long time.

Upcoming Registered Races:

  • Japan Run (4M), Sunday, May 13th
  • Italy Run by Ferrero (5M), Sunday, Jun. 3rd
  • Front Runners New York LGBT Pride Run (5M), Saturday, Jun. 23rd. Crap, I just realized that I will be flying back to NYC from Cancun. Well . . that’s 23 bucks down the toilet. Ugh, I hate wasting money on non booze and food activities.
  • NYRR Retro 4-Miler, Saturday, July 14th


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