This week I practiced my 100 km in a one month challenge which will begin in November. I am jogging and walking to raise funds for sick children. So this week I had to come up with a plan on how to do 100 kms in one month. Decided to do 5kms for five kilometres for five days. The last time I did five kilometers every day was when I was way back in my twenties. Remembered every evening I ran five kilometers, but now I have Mondays as my short run days, 5km. Wednesday was medium, not over 15km. Fridays/Saturdays are long run days.
The week began with a five kilometer walk on Monday, on Tuesday I did a walk/jog for another five kilometers, I made sure I stretched after my exercise, repeated my jog/ran again for Wednesday and I thought I will get exhausted but I was fine. On Thursday I walked and out of all things to do I stubbed my toe against the bus pole when I alighted from the bus. I limped home in pain and thank God I didn’t break a nail. Rested my feet. Couldn’t do my last 5 kms on Friday because my toe was still hurting and swollen. Rested on that day. Did 21.3 km instead of 25 km. My toe is much better and on Monday will do it all over again without stubbing my toe.
What I learnt this week
Planned my workout
I can do 5 km for four days
Warm up before starting and stretch after exercise
Listen to your body when you have injured yourself
Winter has arrived early here in Perth. Cold mornings, rain and wintry days ahead. I had flu-like symptoms last week, so I didn’t exercise. I prefer resting when I am under the weather. This week I moved my exercise to warm afternoons instead of chilly mornings. I did loads of walking this week. There are more people on the road. Walked for an hour at a fast pace. Walking has the same benefits as running, jogging, or any other exercise. Weight loss, enhance creativity, sleep.
It was my birthday month, and I had cake. What’s a birthday without cake? Don’t worry; it was a marble cake with no frosting or icing. It’s okay to enjoy cake or cookies or anything sweet. But in moderation. Check for the serving and track your calorie intake. Don’t punish your body by going for a long run to burn the calories or feel guilty the next day. ENJOY YOUR CAKE.
I walked on Monday because I had to volunteer, so I walked to the train station which was 40 minutes. Walking with a mask isn’t fun but that is the rule. Unless you are running you don’t need a mask. I usually buy subway for Lunch when I’m in the city but I decided to go home and make my own lunch. I still have a sugar craving, especially on days when I’m busy and dark chocolate helps. Eating dark chocolate has many benefits such as it’s nutrious, has antioxidants and improving brain functions.
I had got my booster shot on Wednesday so didn’t run, took a rest but Friday woke up early, it was one of my perfect days for running. It was partially cloudy and the air was cool. Ran for 6 km. Still monitoring my food intake and I am under my calorie intake.
Came across an article on the benefits of walking and they have the same benefits as running