"Push it" all the way, and working for a stronger day!
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
This is a "push it" day! Yes, indeed. I definitely pushed it. I got in 16 oz of H2O, took in a protein shake for dinner, and off I went to the gym. And I worked, and worked and worked. Oooo! Was it fun!
The workout consisted of a 65 min walk/jog for 3.95 mi on the treadmill, set at 3.5 while escalating to a 5.0 on a 2.5-4.5 incline. Yupper! I kept it strong all the distance long. I even pushed myself even harder half way through by setting the incline to 3.0, setting the speed to 5.0 and jogging for .50 of a mile. I tried so hard to push for a full mile, but I was close to tripping and just didn't think it was worth tripping and injuring myself. I could feel my upper body wanting more, but the lower body just couldn't get it done for the full mile. The upside of the workout was that I didn't give up with the striding through working toward meeting my goal in completing 5 mi.; and I did!
Yea baby! Ms. Thing got in 1/2 mi without stopping and pushed an entire 5 mi workout.
Then, I reset the treadmill and off I went to complete 1 more mile. I did, I did, Idid!! That was 20.17 min to complete 1.12 miles. Yea! I said my goal was to complete 5 mile and I would not be satisfied until I did; so, I did it.
Now, it feels really great and I'm taking in 1/2 a banana for the post-workout. Then, i'll be off to shower, grade papers, analyze the direction I want to take my students to prepare for an upcoming formative test. What is the shortest way to get the most bang for my academic buck so my students perform well? Humm! I'll work on that tonight.
Oh.......200 squats are in!