I know it’s been a while since I posted. I have excuses.. allow me to list them.
Last week was crazy at work. We had a big project in one of my classes, plus there was a school-wide project which culminated on Friday so things were crazy at work. By the time I got home at night, put in my 1.5 hours of exercise, ate dinner, showered, gave the cats sufficient attention, and perused the job listings… I was beyond tired.
Plus… Monday night there was that whole… April Exercise challenge report that threw me into a bit of a funk. I was fully expecting to be the top person on my team again… or at least CLOSE to the top person on my team. I had 9.5 hours that I’d reported and when I got the reporting email… the top person on my team had done 18 hours.
Naturally, I immediately called them a liar.
I mean, I smoked the entire office the week before with 10.5 hours and someone comes out of nowhere with 18? Excuse me?
I stewed over that, folks, and I’m not all that proud to admit it either. Instead of focusing on my success in general, I was totally peeved at this person. This person also beat me out this past week, but only by 1.25 hours. I had 11 hours for last week and they evidently had 12.25. Whatever. The big picture here? My team is looking like we might be the winners! I’ll take that… and maybe next year I can do something incredibly insane to be the overall winner. I don’t know though, 18 hours in a week seems pretty steep. If it were warmer and I was riding my bike… possibly. I just don’t know.
So yeah, I got sidetracked and started with the negative thinking….which led to selfish thinking…which led to me being totally preoccupied with myself….which led to me spending senseless energy doing nothing but huffing and puffing and feeling angry. Why did I let that happen?
I’m still kicking ass though… my own. I have to keep reminding myself not to push it with the running. I have begun googling to see if I can find other people who have the high heart rate problem I have and I’ve found a couple of threads that mention it… but nothing which gives it a medical name, and nothing that really gives much advice other than “do what it takes to keep your heart rate at 85% of maximum.” You know… that would pretty much leave me “jogging” at a slower pace than I walk. I am encouraged to see that others have this problem and they’re not all overweight… and they seem to be in various levels of physical fitness… so I’m going to keep researching and see what I can come up with…. because…. man… I had really forgotten how much it sucks when my heart rate jumps up into that 185 – 195 zone after about 2 minutes of jogging… and then trying to keep jogging. It’s HARD.
Just keep moving forward, right?