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A Touch of Trepidation

Thursday, January 24, 2013

My second personal training session is set for Wednesday the 30th. You may remember that my trainer had a family emergency and missed this second appointment a couple weeks ago. Then, about the time he was available, the dog and I collided and I had a week of a sore knee. Although I didn't cut out cardio, I did cut back, and I quit strength training on my legs for about 10 days. So, now he's back and I'm well and we'll try again.

I had a good strength training session on my own yesterday and awoke with just the right amount of soreness where I knew I had done a good workout, but the soreness wouldn't keep me from doing anything today. I swear my core felt noticeably tighter. I was really up for more strength training today, but I did what I'm suppose to and waited. I know the days in between the strength training sessions are really when your strength improves.

I can't wait for the challenge of my PT session and I'm approaching it with full force. Definitely don't want to postpone it again. I have just a touch of trepidation, though. I'm running my next 5K, the Rotary Twilight 5K, at 7pm on Friday, Feb. 1st, just two days after the PT session. So I'm hoping I'm not too sore to run. Oh, heck, I'll run sore if I have to. We'll see.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KLONG8 1/26/2013 1:45PM

    OK, now you're starting to make me see I need to ramp things up a bit. Thanks for telling us what you're doing. I've been in somewhat of a rut here....

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NATPLUMMER 1/25/2013 11:09AM


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MEXGAL1 1/25/2013 10:11AM

    You are such an athlete now! Your focus on strength training and all is to be admired!!! I hate strength training and know that I need to do this. thanks for the motivation!
Have a terrific day!

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MIRAGE727 1/25/2013 7:57AM

    Just be careful and do everything right to get that soreness out and well safe, Marsha! Enjoy!

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GABY1948 1/25/2013 7:08AM

    GREAT report for you excited for your training session and your 5K. I know you will be fine! Have a great day!

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    Remember to work hard, but have fun!!!!!

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NEW-CAZ 1/25/2013 3:09AM

    A good trainer knows how far to push you Marsha, trust in him and I am sure you'll have no trouble with your 5k.
You're going to love the new challenge! emoticon emoticon

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_LINDA 1/24/2013 11:54PM

    You are going to do it! A good trainer will push you hard, but only within your personal limits. Don't do anything that doesn't feel right, just be aware of your weak areas like your back -he probably could help you with strengthening it to prevent future injuries, thats where they really shine, focusing on weak areas to bring you up to a well rounded athlete, able to take on anything :) I envy this new step in your fitness adventure! You go girl!

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FREELADY 1/24/2013 11:14PM

    You' re going to THRIVE on the challenge! You will love the feeling of getting even stronger and more fit!

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ONEKIDSMOM 1/24/2013 10:34PM

    Next workout after a break feels soooo good. Have a good one. emoticon

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MSLZZY 1/24/2013 9:51PM

    Knowing you, you would run anyway, no matter what. Just avoid the dog!

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RUN4FOOD 1/24/2013 9:20PM

    Hope your strength training goes equally well tomorrow.

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JOYINKY 1/24/2013 8:31PM


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SHANTISHANTI 1/24/2013 7:53PM

    I'm sure you'll do great. Do what you can do and only push yourself to your edge, no further. And don't forget how imperative it is to stretch out after your workout. Home for a nice hot shower, and you'll be ready for the race for sure.
Mary Ann

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AQUAGIRL08 1/24/2013 7:46PM

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WATERMELLEN 1/24/2013 7:11PM

    You'll be good!! So exciting!! Both my DS and DH work regularly with personal trainers and both love it.

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PMFISH 1/24/2013 7:05PM

    My money is on you!! Keep up the good work.

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