Uh, if I knew there was a Q & A about important/seemingly easy things like goals, I would have come up with something beforehand!
Durh, durh, durh. That's the sound of my brain moving slowly trying to make something up. haha I made 2 long term goals. 1 was to make exercise and regular part of my life and 2 was to try exercises that are out of my comfort zone. After some more Q&A it was out to the "floor".
She asked if I would rather focus on cardio equipment or weight equipment. I've done most of the treadmills and bikes and honestly a lot of other things (rowing machines, stair climbers, etc) were full. I said weight machines because they are kind of confusing (Where does my foot go? How do I move this seat?) And she set me up on a system that tracks all of my weight machine reps and settings. So when I go to a machine and type in my number, it will tell me the settings of the seat, the number of reps I should do, and the weight I should have it at! Wow technology! I set an appointment for 2 weeks out too (uh, I love the Y -- this is free!)
After our appt, I knew I wanted to do more activity, but like I said yesterday, the morning is SO busy at the Y! I drove home, and knew the conditions were perfect (aka slightly windy, overcast and cool, but not cold) I left my stuff in the car, grabbed my watch out of my bag and headed out for my nearly 1 mile route. Does anyone else feel weird when they do weights? Like tired, but still energized? Instead of starting C25K AGAIN, I decided run at a good rate for as long as I felt comfortable, as opposed to set 1:00 run, 1:30 rest x 8 (which would end up to be more than my mile). My first run time was 1:15 and by the end I pushed myself to 1:30. It felt great! I chose to note the time that I started on my mile and just time the instances where I was running. Overall, I was hoping for 18 mins, which was a previous PR of walking (haha so slow compared to any running bloggers!). I ended up doing my mile in 16 minutes! And 6:29 of that was running! Holla!
There were only 2 things I would have done differently. 1) Body Glide. Dear God, this is why people mostly PLAN runs, not so much impromptu. 2) Worn my earbuds to make people think I was listening to music. This lady checking her mailbox said something to me which I replied "Hi", which obviously was not the right response :) Then she said something about joining me. lol I can't hear anything over my heavy breathing! I walked a couple of minutes cool down and could not bring myself to foam roll. Getting on the floor might mean not getting back up! Here are some pics!
|16 minutes! Sorry my hand looks deformed!|
|I'm a spiller!|
After that I picked my dearest SwimTot up from preschool and we went for a swim! Loove her and I love swimming! I forgot to pick up a towel from the front desk, so we headed back out and found my brother at the Subway in the Y! Apparently SwimSis had forgotten to tell him I was going to pick her up today. Eek!
This evening I babysat for a while and just chilled at home. SwimSis&Co went to Starbucks. Which is silly. She doesn't really like anything but hot coffee. She got a frappacuino (sry for my spelling!) and she swore it tasted like straight milk, which she hates. Of course I couldn't say no.
Now I've got to get caught up -- on my blog reading! (You know how some ladies have to watch their "shows", like soap operas? I think that's what blogs are to me) I am only 1 day behind now. Imagine that, while I had a job, I kept up my blog reading and now that I don't have a job, I'm behind :)