Before I left for the gym last night I told my husband that I wasn't going to go all crazy and run hard or anything. Well, that didn't happen. Once I start running, I get a little myopic. All that matters is making it to the next tenth and then the next tenth. Such a sucker.
I was a little rough on myself last night. My run started out nice and cheery, but I had forgotten my water bottle so that little mind trip was floating around in my head threatening to de-tread me, and I loped my way up to 2.5. BREAK. Jumped off to get a sip of water then hopped back on, and this is where my run turned bad.
I couldn't run it out at all. My stomach was so queasy my eyes started swimming a little so I fast walked at 4.0 and 3% incline. Determined to walk out at LEAST one more mile. But walking is so boring. In spite of my stomach clawing around, I clicked in 5.0 and slow jogged on an incline of 3.5%. There was no letting myself off easy. So last night I did 3.5 miles.
My ab workout was cut short. I only did 40 ab sets, but I did them with a 4lb medicine ball to make sure I was really digging in. Then I went and worked my legs out. 45 reps. The first 30, I set the leg press machine to 90lbs and the last 15 reps were at 110 lbs. There are a variety of ways to use the leg press machine to optimize ones workout. Maybe I'll take my camera in some time and show you what I do. My goal is to be able to press my body own body weight....shoot, I almost told you all how much I weigh....hahah. Maybe someday, maybe someday.
Then I did 20 arm reps. Nothing special but I just wanted to make my workout feel like a workout. It's hard not to push yourself when you're used to a certain rhythm in the gym.
Today is CROSS-TRAINING day, which, for me, is yoga. Hopefully, I'll run another 2+ miles and then cool down with an hour of yoga. Yoga is a runner's dream. Seriously. I'm not a pro but I can tell you my body thanks me EVERY time...
Silent cheerleaders, what are your plans to stay healthy and move this week? Challenge yourself a little. Do you run the dreadmill, too? Do you have it on an incline? Pump it up to 2% incline and feel the burn.