I went back to the gym today. It was actually quite fun.
I ran for about 40 minutes, covering about 3.6 miles at an agonizing 11:40 pace. In reality I suppose it was more of an 11 min mile, with a few breaks to walk. Either way, I felt slow, but I did feel steady and had no problems respiratory wise, so thats a great improvement. I did actually vary the elevation quite a bit more than usual, I figure if I'm going to use the TM, I need to do elevation…
Post that I did some crunching (50), and the plank (1 set of 3), which has become difficult and less fun than before (Ever note how the fun stuff is only fun when you are good at it?) after that I could not motivate to do any weight training. I am still unable to use my hand to lift weights, soooo, its all squats and quads and I just felt disgusted.
So, I used the ellipitical for 10 minutes…and then swam for 15….and went home.
I think its time to find a little flat 5K to try out…without P.
Each time I go it gets easier, I've identified that I have a tendency to not push enough, so, I'm working on that. I tend to feel like nothing I do is going to matter, and I'll never be at my former fitness level. Of course, this is patnetly untrue, but mindgames are hard to break. Maybe trainer boy can help me later this week, or maybe someone here will have some good suggestions??
Maybe tomorro I can re-join the 4 mile club. this would be pretty cool. Actually, I'd really like to be the 6 mile club, or the 12 mile club, but I'm going to keep it up and eventually I'll be going there.