This week has been a bit of a strange one if I’m honest.
On Monday at work I struggled through a day, 9 until I got my work finished, which ended up being about half 6. I took a good break at lunchtime, sitting, doing not a lot. A bit of time out ‘meditating’ using the headspace app.
Oh and another thing, with me not running much in the last few weeks and my drop in bp, my vo2 Max estimate has dropped 2 points, to 51.
Slightly annoying, but clearly shows what I’ve been feeling. From feeling really fit in February into March, to not feeling great at the end of March. The aim now is to take care and feel better, to get healthy again.
In the great perspective of life, low blood pressure is a bit of a non-condition. I have it because I’m fit and healthy. So I shouldn’t really complain, but it’s annoying when it makes you feel like crap.
Perhaps this is the end of me giving blood? I gave blood on 19th March and now my diastolic BP, the flow of blood out of your heart, seems to be low a lot. If giving blood makes me feel like this it might well be my last time.
Anyway, here’s what I did last week:
Mon: 6M easy run
Wed: Squat Strength
Thu: 5.1M run wi Eileen
Sat: 10M run wi Ewen n Angy
Sun: 6M run wi Fit Girl
And here’s my plan to get better:
– Eat plenty (always remember to eat, and eat well)
– Drink plenty (water, and one drink with electrolytes in it) – Take it easy exercising (exercise regularly, but all easy, no hard stuff). – Rest & get plenty sleep.
– Monitor my BP a few times a day.
Here’s what I’m planning training wise next week:
(After my run with my brother today).
I’ll miss my 2nd strength workout of this week on Sunday, and do it on Monday instead, then alternate running with strength the rest of the week. 3 runs, 3 strength.
We have Monday Tuesday off work, but we’ll hopefully get a few training sessions in anyway. I might swap one of the strength days for a rest day on Sunday, but I’ll see how it goes. 🙂
It’s all good really, and looking forward to next week and some fun days off work.