This week I was a bit on the lazy side, I did get the two hours for the class but I could have done more. I started working at the Phonathon again this month and with block and my job at the primary school things can get kind of hectic. I went in every day and did at least thirty minutes of biking and treadmill combined. I tried not to work so hard though because I didn’t want to show up sweaty and smelly to work (I know poor excuse); but I would feel really bad if the person sitting next to me had to smell me after working out really hard. I also didn’t lift at all this week I am hoping that this upcoming week will be better.
This week I did however, discover that my mood before going into the PAC has a huge influence on my work out. I have heard of that before but never actually experienced the effect of your mood on your workout. Anyways, on Wednesday I felt stressed out and kind of angry/upset, so when I went in there I put my hair up in a ponytail and I felt like I was ready to run a marathon. I started off just speed walking but I was still feeling kind of upset at the world so I sped it up and I was jogging, then jogging wasn’t good enough so I started running! To be honest, I usually just walk those first couple of minutes before I start jogging but not that day! I started off speed walking and I was still feeling angry so I sped up the treadmill faster and faster. Next thing I knew I was running really fast and the music was playing really loud and good music on Pandora so it just kept me going. Needless to say, I ran a mile in 11 minutes. For me that was super impressive because I couldn’t tell you the last time I was able to run a mile! I know that 11 minutes is a really slow mile but I don’t run ever haha I am lucky if I ever make it to an actual jog before giving up after five minutes.
With that being said, I wish I could walk in angry to the weight room every day haha. Something that I would like to try out is take less time to run that mile. After seeing that I actually can run a mile, it motivated me to see how I could reduce that time. The rest of the week I didn’t go in there angry or upset so it was just a regular workout. Not going to lie though, after my workout I felt great, and less angry! So if any of you ever feel stressed or mad just go run a mile, you’ll be impressed at what you can do when you’re angry! J