I ran a MILE!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

So I did make it to the gym today Smile

Not right when I got up, because that is just way too early for me.   But I did go before lunch.

I was determined to go on the treadmill and lift weights. 

Here’s what I did:

Walked at 2.5 mph pace for 0.10 miles for warm-up.

Ran at 4.5 mph pace (13.2 minutes/mile) for ONE MILE!!!!

Walked at 2.5 mph pace for 0.15 miles for cool-down.

Total of 1.25 miles on treadmill.

Leg extension—45 pounds, 2 sets of 12 reps

Chest press—60 pounds, 2 sets of 12 reps

Shoulder press—30 pounds, 2 sets of 12 reps

Triceps pull down—10 pounds, 2 sets of 12 reps

Abdominal crunches—1 set of 25 reps

And then I came home.  I was soaking wet with sweat.  Honestly, I couldn’t even believe that I ran for an entire mile.  I wasn’t even sure I would be able to do it.  But I just blasted my music and pushed through it.  Every time I thought about quitting I would think of Jillian from The Biggest Loser—I know she would say that I COULD do it. 

And I did!

I’m going to try to get to the gym every day this week.  Hopefully that will counteract my not going for the beginning part of the month.  I’m hoping that a five pound weight loss this month is still not out of reach.

As far as the rest of the day, it was nice. 

I slept in for once and it felt wonderful! 

We bought a gift for a friend’s wedding that is coming up—all online so nice and easy. 

There was a tornado sighting again in Springfield—it got real nasty here in the afternoon and poured!  Izzy of course went right away to her safe spot under the bed. 

Tonight is unplanned as of now.  Maybe some CSI?  Or a game? 

All I know is that it’s been a good day Smile

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  1. Great job on the run! That is awesome. I totally have visions of Jillian when I’m running. I could probably run a lot faster if she was in my face, pointing her finger, yelling “pain is only temporary…do you want this.” Keep it up. You’re doing great.


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