Tuesday, May 11, 2010
I worked the weekend, on Mother's Day. It was a good day and I received recognition from my son, daughter and husband. This was a first for me! Usually one, two, but this is the first time for all three! A WOW! moment for me!
Today was my day off. I usually do my outdoor training early morning but I stayed in knowing I had all day. I decided I would not do the exercise class at the beach I often do on my day off because I was afraid it was too soon after I ate breakfast and though I might get cramps. I really was not in the mood to do the bootcamp type workout anyway.
Later in the morning the weather was breezy and I thought I would take a long walk and run down on my trail. The fitness instructor who does the exercise class was still there. I stopped to chat with him. He suggested again that I come to the extreme classes he gives at night. I've already decided I would stick to walking and running, these are things I like to do. I also like the elliptical and may even use a treadmill if I had access to one. My list can go on and on. I decided, however, I'm not interested in those heavy duty body conditioning machines he uses and his bootcamp style of training. Maybe in the future, after I run a marathon, but not right now.
So I continued on my walk/run intervals. When I got to the road, rather than turn around like I usually do, I decided to keep on going down the trail. Down the road a saw a welcome sign to another city. I CROSSED CITY LIMITS TODAY! That was a WOW! moment for me. I just had to blog. I'm learning each time to push myself a little further.
I also finally figured out how to synch my Nike +/Ipod workouts. In the past I've only been able to get step results but I joined a mileage challenge on the Nike+Ipod SparkTeam so I needed to get mileage results. Sometimes it takes me a while to figure out these tech things. So it recorded 3.61 miles. Nothing spectacular but the sun was out and the temp was climbing! I now know how to work it to obtain verbal cues of the goals I set. A third WOW! moment since I've been knowing I should be getting this info a couple months now...