Monday, October 27, 2008

6KM - and well COUNTING

Oh my poor So today I started my work up training for my 13KM forced march. For those that have no clue as to what this is, it's my annual physical exam, and it's hell! I have to carry 55 pounds, wear my bucket (aka helmet), sling my rifle and go for 13Km at a speed of approx 10-11 min for every 1 KM! Sigh.. no small task and I am outta shape.. way to whip my arse back in though I think!

So this afternoon I did 6 km with no weight on my back and I did it in 50 min, which is faster than I need to go... but once I add the weight that automatically slows you down.. so I am right on track. I didn't tighten my boots before nor did I change my insoles.. and now I am nursing some pretty sore and nasty looking feet....LOL John had to drain one of my blisters, and I have a blood blister deep in my heel. I did an good salt soak when I got home and that made all the difference.. so did the Advil. I am not too sure if my feet are the reason I am not feeling too sore muscle wise.. maybe cuz the pain is in my feet, I can't feel my muscles... guess I'll find out tomorrow morning when I creak out of bed... I tell ya though.. I love that rush of endorphins after a good workout.. I was sweaty, and my water bottle was downed in record time I think!

So I am officially training.... and maybe soon... a thinner me...LOL Just by my little adventure today, I got 4 points back on my weight watcher points...GOTTA LOVE THAT!



Stay funny said...

Good job Rach!
I'm proud of you!

Anonymous said...

Way to go Rachel!!! I know you can do it!!! Just think of it as the start to your new pain free life!!!
Look waaaaayyyyy up when you're running and say THANKS!!!!


barb said...

Good for you, babe! A little bit at a time, and you'll get to your goal soon enough. Take care of your blisters and keep at it! Love ya, girl! xo

Kataroo said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go TOPPS GO!!

Marlene said...

way to go Rachel - you can do it!!!!