Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Well, we are having a heat wave! Temps in the high 90's and going to 100 today. I was planning on doing a spin class, the first in over 2 weeks due to an injury, but I changed my mind and did a 3 mile run/walk instead. It was really hot, so I took my camelback, and kept hydrated along the way. I wore my hrm and kept my heart rate in the 85% range and got a very good workout. I made sure to stop running whenever my knee felt pain in it, and just kept a very quick walking pace instead. I'm going to try spinning tomorrow if my knee feels ok in the morning. I've kept up with my strength training workouts, although, I was really sick for about 5 days and missed those days. I've kept my weight the same, so that's encouraging. In fact a few people who haven't seen me at the gym in spinning class remarked that I looked like I'd lost some weight...that's always good to hear, as it means I'm still toning up, even though I'm not moving the scale. Truth be told, I'm more concentrated on maintaining than losing. I still haven't given up my goal weight, but for now, I'm ok where I am.
I'm very pleased that taking the time off from the gym, while I was sick, didn't dampen my desire to continue to workout and keep fit. There's always that fear that missing anytime will cause a backslide and find me giving up on working out. But, it's a relief to find that didn't happen.