Monday, March 25, 2013

Movin' Monday

So, here's how the last two weeks have gone.  The beginning of the week is here.  I pack my gym bag the night before, get my lunch ready, all geared up to start a new week.  After work, I drive to the gym, park, sit there a minute, then leave and drive home.  Pretty pathetic.

Well, today all of that changed!  I not only went to the gym, I went inside and worked out!  I must say, I am quite proud of myself.

I enjoyed endured a 4 mile run on the treadmill.  Before I started, I told myself that I am going to set the speed for a 5.0/12 min. mile and I'm not going to mess with it.  Why can't I ever just leave the speed alone?  I sped up and was dying from the heat in there.  At 2 miles I took a walk break and considered quitting there and calling it a day.  I decided to stick it out until at least 3 miles, again going way too fast.  I wanted to maintain at least 12 minute miles, because I didn't want to have to go any longer than my planned 48 minutes.  At 3 miles, I walked again.  I again considered what to do.  I knew I could finish and I knew I should finish.  "Finish what you start," I told myself.  So, I did.  I ran the last bit to complete my 4 miles, speeding up to about a 10 minute mile to make my 48 minutes.


I also had to either bike or swim after the run.  After walking for 5 minutes to cool down from my run, I went to go check out the pool.  There was a free lane open, so I changed into my suit and hopped in.  I wanted to swim at least 1000 yds.  I've really been slacking with the pool time and wanted to get in a good workout.  I also like swimming after running, because I feel like my hips get loosened up and I can get a good stretch in afterwards.

Oh, Ryan

Of course, I'm glad I went.  I was tired and almost went home, telling myself I would just go run outside.  I knew that wouldn't happen, and I also knew I had to get in two workouts today, because of my busy schedule later on this week.

I was starving when I got home, despite eating two cookies and an apple afterwards.  I chowed down on two huge plates of Stir Fry.

I think I'm going to bed early!

What did you do to work out today?