Even though I had a miserable workout experience last night, I decided to go again tonight. This time I made a few adjustments:
1) I wore a long sleeved shirt
2) I gave myself permission NOT to run AT ALL tonight
3) I wore different shoes (this turned out to be a mistake)
4) I allowed myself to stop a couple of times - I kept moving (kind of marched in place), but it gave me just enough of a break that I was able to push forward
The first two-thirds of my walk went VERY well. I felt really good. I had great music playing and was feeling good.
BUT THEN IT HIT.
Absolute pain. My feet were burning - absolute, searing pain. Every step was more painful. At one point I was ready to call the Hubs to come and pick me up. But DAMN if I was going to let it get the better of me. I slowed down and pressed on. The last 12 minutes of my walk were absolute hell, but I made it.
Tonight I feel so much better (as long as I ignore the burning pain in my feet). I am not coughing, I am not hacking...my lungs are not burning...I feel like I could do it again, as long as I get shoes that do not hobble me.
Here are my results from tonight:
So, before I go walking again I will definitely need to buy new shoes. I am going to burn my current shoes - and I'm going to enjoy doing it!
On another note, I had some GREAT music keeping me going tonight:
Fighter - Ms. Aguilera
Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners
Lose Yourself - Eminem (This song just absolutely pushes me on)
Sexyback - Mr. Timberlake (I was dance walking to this song - yes, there were jazz hands involved)
I find that great music, that speaks to my soul (does that sound too dramatic?? Oh well!) makes ALL the difference.
So, what are YOUR favorite "Sweatin' Songs"?? (I need to beef up my playlist).