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Slow & steady gets you running

Last Wednesday was my first time on the treadmill in…..forever. And the first time running since before the holidays {yes like December}. At my last weekly session my PT-ist released me to go tryout running. My bloodsugars weren’t prepped so I got a slow 20 minutes out of it but it was just testing the waters.

Tonight I went for a full 30. I may have only covered 2.70 miles in 35 minutes but never walked & pushed myself through it. My knees held up, it was my endurance that surprised me. No matter how much biking or ellipticalling I’ve done, running is a whole other area.

So while I was trudging along like this:

The guy next to me looked like this:

Seriously. At times he was supporting his upper body on the treadmill to make his feet weightless & fast.

So while the stats aren’t impressive on tonight’s run, it’s the start to a new beginning & getting back into running!

Have you tried Zumba? The class is right next to the cardio equipment & had me watching the whole time.

Gyming Jamming

The gym was packed last night. I usually don’t get there until at least 7:30 but a PT session had me walking in an hour earlier. Whoa….so there’s one advantage to always working so late. The locker room was a crowded steamy mess. Even all the tables in PT were taken. When I walked back out on the floor the machines & weights were still bumping. Lots of people. I hopped on the Elliptical for some light cardio, testing out my knees. When time was up, I took one look at the crowded mats and headed home.

I do this often. I rock out on the cardio and then flat line once stretching is over. I’m terrible at strength training. I don’t follow plans and I lose all direction. I tell myself that I’ll go home and “finish” in my apartment – putting those weights to use and following magazine guides. Only I never do.

I come home. I sit down.  I’m done.

I can’t wait to start classes again, someone to push me.

{for the record – that’s what every wall squat feels like to me. so not a fan}

Do you follow a strength training plan? Do you ever promise yourself you “finish” part of a routine later …and then never do?

On the flip side {yeah I went there} I managed 4 different exercises while reading blogs tonight.. Whoohoo.  Already failed my 12am goal for bed, lets see if I can make 12:30