I seem to be going through a bit of what feels like a standstill at the gym. I'm running ok, not great yet, but more distance and hills hills hills. Florida in general is flat, but Clermont has Hills.
This is a topo map of the area, but it doesn't really show well. But there aren;ttoo many places where one could actually run one mile on the flat. So it's really challenging for someone like me who is rediscovering milage! I thought it was so funny when my trianer looked at me and said, "Did you notice we have hills here?" As if I could have missed them!!!
I'm swimming 30 mins each work out, and doing an awful lot of strength work. I've got some new exersises and have been introduced to some old ones.
Least favorite: The resurrection of the Capitan's chair AKA the Roman chair
This exersise just kills me.Trainer thinks it odd, I have no problem with the moving of the legs and ab muscles, but i have a lot of trouble just holding myself up in the chair….
Most favorite a little thing called pickpockets by my trainer. Take a 6-8 pound ball,place yourself in a V position and move the ball left and right. Sounds easy. It is easy, at least to do, requires very little coordination. But it maxes out my heart rate immendiately.
So,I can not figure out…I'm doing the work. but I feel like I am getting no where. I am hoping this week is the wierd hump I need to get over before things get to be a little bit more fun….because right now its mostly just alot of sweat!
Of course,I continue. I'm so excited by the amount of Donations I've raised for my Marathon! Look to the widget on the left for more info!!!!!! or you can look here!!!! Yaaaay… already over 600 dollars raised…..They don't know it, but if they did, they'd say Thank you…
So, I get to keep running!!!!