Testing my Limits
This new kettlebell program I am following is divided up into Strength and Conditioning days. I decided I could run on the Conditioning days since the workouts were meant to be dynamic (cardio) and I could do as little as 3 rounds. This way I could continue working on kettlebell but still run. Today I did the second conditioning workout along with a run. I ran first, just 30 minutes easy. I then did 5 rounds of the conditioning workout, which was high-pulls and push-presses. I felt good while I did the workout, but.....my brain was toast. I ate a banana between the run and kettlebell, but clearly, it was not enough. I made great breakfast of 3 eggs (1 whole, 2 eggs whites), spinach, and goat cheese, along with an orange and cup of coffee. I was still in a fog an hour later. And even now, after I've had lunch, I feel tired.
I may have to separate the running and kettlebell. I could do one in the morning, and the other in the afternoon. I don't want to lose my running ability. I have never had the best cardiovascular system, and if I drop off in the running, it will suffer. I may get to the point where I just try to run a mile a day, just to keep it up. I could walk for 5 minutes, run for a mile, then walk another 5, for a nice 20 minutes. It would be easy and help me feel like I'm not giving up something I love.
Tomorrow I will do a little yoga in the morning and then when the weather turns a bit nicer go for a short run at the park. It will be nice to get outside, of course, my allergies may not agree.