Friday, January 7, 2011
Got up at 5:30 this morning. Groaned and rolled over. Fell out of bed around 6. Up and out by 6:45. I did something new this morning. I went to the gym. I've never had a gym membership and I've never gone to the gym out here. But drastic times, drastic measures. It's COLD and snowy. The roads weren't even cleared and it snowed quit a bit overnight. But, I brought my grand total mileage up to:
I ran 4.3 today. I hate treadmills. They bother me. It doesn't feel like I've gone anywhere for the past 45 minutes. How boring is that? But I have to do this. The treadmill is my friend. While the weather is being torturous I still have to keep my goal in sight.
Running outdoors makes everything go by so much quicker and it doesn't feel like I've run 5 or 6 or 7 miles. It's awesome. Plus, I've discovered that gyms make me ill. For some reason, I start getting clammy and nauseous. You don't have to say it...I know. weird, right? I almost had to stop running at 3.5 miles because I felt sea sick or something. But I finished out strong raised the incline to 3.5 and pounded out those last 3/10 of a mile. (when I do run on a treadmill, I make sure the incline is set at 3 and then I raise it and lower it during my workout to challenge my muscles.)
Tomorrow, I am taking my long run. I hope the weather is nice, because I don't want to do 8 miles on a treadmill.