Yesterday I mailed our registration forms for our next 5K. The funds will help to take care of children in an African orphanage.
Today I got off work at 0730. I ran some errands then slept from 1100 to 1500. I rested until 1600. I prepped for my run. My prep includes one cup of green tea 30 minutes to one hour before my run plus two puffs of my bronchodilator 1/2 hour before my run. The green tea has caffeine which helps to dilate the bronchioles in my lungs. Popular thought claims that green tea helps to increase metabolism of fat too. Mu ha ha!
My 10 y/o son ran with me for 15 minutes. We did 3:1 run/walk intervals.
After approximately 27 minutes of running I picked up the pace and ran very quickly. I felt like an airplane about to take off. :)
After one to two minutes of picking up the pace, I felt a little wheezy. I tried a tip I read from a member on http://www.sparkspeople.com/. I cupped one hand around my mouth and nose and breathed in the warm humid air. It seemed to help.
My next scheduled running day is on Christmas. I think I will run as scheduled. If not, I will delay my next run until the day after Christmas.
I was surprised to learn that after weeks of being stuck at 132 lbs. I am down to 130 lbs. It's funny because last week I decreased my running by 30% and I had about 1,000 calories of buttered popcorn and Coke at the movies on Thursday.