I had to do my entire run on the treadmill today due to the early morning appointment.
The treadmill is a little easier than running outside as I just put it on an incline and run, rather than surmounting large hills…so i try to avoid it, but with the temperature at 95 degrees…(35C for you Sophisticated Europeans…) I really had to do it inside.
I had a really odd experience. I started jogging, and the mill seemed to be going really slow. So I turned up the speed a bit…and it still seemed slow. So I started to wonder if there was something wrong with this treadmill…So I turned the speed waay up and the speed did go up, so I put it back at a comfortable pace. I managed to run 5 miles, or what the treadmill said was 5. It was about the appropriate time for 5 miles for me, without hills…When I started at the NTC, I was running 2 miles and having to stop between the twos…So, I guess this is significant improvement, unless of course the treadmill is completely malfuntional and I really ran 3 miles at a 4.5 speed or something! I'm going to ask the trainer about it.
At any rate, I did run at whatever pace, for 45 minutes with no rest, very nice.
Also Did fun fun
Lunges… of several varieties.
and ball crunches with the 6 pound weight….
some fun stuff for Hamstrings, and a variety of toher things for strength, I have forgotten some of the names…. I have so many different exercises that sometimes I forget to do the ones that are not repeated, so I hope that what I am doing is building strength, and of course, making my abdominal muscles formidible. LOL So far I have a 2 pack….If I can get rid of a few pounds the 4 pack will emerge, and then the six pack….It's there. I can feel it, but I can only see the first two on my abdomen! I have taken to starting the entire process with the tortoruous Roman Chair….So that i know its done.
After this, i was so tired, but I went into the pool
Very ANNOYing, this guy beside me essentially raced me each time he went down the pool. Even worse, I couldn't help but try to catch him. I am a better swimmer than the guy (The others in the pool were like, pro triatheletes, I don't bother them!!!) but he definitely was just ever so slightly faster than me….bringing out the competitor in me! I tried in vain to catch him. I would get right there and he would beat me. I comforted myself by telling myself that he hadn't run 5 and lifted weights…LOL. must get my inner competitor under control.
Saw Trainer girl, and had short convo. Will work out with her tomorro. I am of course concerned that I overdid it today and tomorro will stink.
But first tomorro, I get to meet with the Crazy Doctor again. How much fun can that be????