HealthyWage Challenge Day 121

Weight: 158 lbs.

I ran another 15 miles today. That’s 4 days in a row. (But Wait! There’s more!) Like I said yesterday, I’m not sure why I felt like this would be a good idea. I think I just wanted to prove to myself that I am capable of a lot more than I think. I watched some motivational Navy SEAL stuff, and that made me feel like I had an obligation to push my limits. In particular, there was a story about a guy who hired a SEAL as his trainer. The first night the SEAL made him do as many pull-ups as he could (he did about 8). The SEAL gave him a brief rest and told him to do it again. I can’t remember how many he did the second time, but it wasn’t more than 8. Then, the SEAL said, “OK, now you’re going to 1000 more.” They stayed there until he finished. So, that’s why I think I began running 15 miles a day. After 3 days my legs felt terrible. I thought I was going to put an end to the streak after that, but today in the afternoon, I started to think I was feeling better than yesterday when I set out on my run. So, I started out on day 4. I ran the full 15 miles, and both of my achilles were screaming for mercy by the end, but I still finished. An Army guy honked at me and raised a fist of solidarity when I was about 10 miles into the run; that made me feel like I made the right choice despite my body’s complaints. However, I think today completes my 15 milers in row because I can barely walk now, and if my achilles aren’t torn or ruptured yet; then, I’m not trying to run that risk any longer.

Today’s Exercise:

  • QTY 1 ea. sets of the Anderson Ab workout. You can check out the post from Day 2 if you aren’t familiar with it.
  • 15 mile jog (shuffle, jaunt, whatever you want to call it, it had varied pace but I didn’t walk)

Breakfast:

  • A bowl of Trix cereal with whole milk
  • A glass of whole milk
  • Water
  • A cup of black coffee

lunch:

  • Waffle House All-Star Breakfast
  • 2 Sweet teas
  • Water before my run

Dinner:

  • 2 Bananas and glass of whole milk (post workout)
  • Chicken nuggets and stir fry veggies
  • Water
  • 2 cups of black coffee

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