Last night I meet up with an old friend at the gym.
I’ve been avoiding the treadmill since the beginning of May. I spent most of last fall getting ready for my 5k and most of my workouts consisted of treadmill time. When I started working out in March I had a good mix of treadmill time and cross-training. But after a terrible 5k in May (knee pain plus a week of a family emergency), I decided to give myself a break– at least until the end of May. May turned to June, with the thought that I would start training for a September 5k at the beginning of July.
(And for the record, I am not a fast runner. My goal in most races is to beat my last time (followed by a second goal of not finishing last). I have a dream of a 10 minute mile, resulting in 30 5k.)
I finally stepped on the treadmill yesterday. And honestly, it felt pretty good. It was completely different from when I started running last fall or March. I think that the 40 pound weight difference might be a big factor in that. But it was just the boost of confidence I need to get back on the running bandwagon. I’m actually looking forward to running tonight, and am actually giving some thought to my workout plan for the next week. September will soon be here, and there’s an 8k in October I have my eyes on.
I’m looking into Hal Higdon’s training programs for the 8k, along with Jeff Galloway’s plan. I’m not sure about Jeff Galloway’s plans, as once I stop running, I have a hard time continuing to run. Anyone have experience with either program?
Question: What piece of gym equipment do you dread the most?
My name is Jayme Riley and welcome to my place on the inter webs. This blog will be where I keep all my thoughts about becoming healthy, working on my new home, my various passions in life and of course– my pointer/border collie mix mutt named Beesly.
I’ve been married for three years to this guy. I kinda love him a lot.
2012 has been a big year for both of us. We bought our first house and adopted Beesly. Actually, Jordan rescued her from the side of the road. I fell in love with her, named her after my favorite TV character and then promptly became wrapped around her little paw.
2012 has also been a great year for me, health-wise. I’ve created a workout routine, changed my eating habits and have lost 40 pounds. I still struggle with eating clean and working out, but I’m happy with progress and feel like I’ve made a major change in my life.
In the coming weeks I plan on showing you our home and what we plan on doing with it. I’m also be working on getting my exercise and clean eating in gear and using this blog as motivation. And pictures of my precious pup 🙂 I’d love to hear feedback and I love discovering new blogs! Leave me your link!