Running on the Treadmill
Monday, April 01, 2013
Yesterday, I had planned on making it to the gym, but with a busy schedule, I never made it. We were out and about, but when we got home, I made a focused effort to get a good workout in on the treadmill. Therefore, I tried a new program on the treadmill at home. Mind you, this is not something that I've done before!! This program had me running at 4.0, 5.0, 6.0 and 7.0. I couldn't run the whole time, but I was able to run for some of it... that was huge for me!!! Honestly, I really could've used an oxygen tank!! :)
Tonight, I was bound and determined to get back on the treadmill after our family Easter visits. Although I wasn't really feeling it, I changed clothes, got my tennies on and hopped on the treadmill. I tried another new program. This program was longer in length of time, but not as high in speed. My daughter was encouraging me and rooting me on. When I was done, my daughter jumped on and did the same workout. After we talked about it and took a breather, I got back on to try another workout and was able to actually run for longer at 6.0. I can't tell you how awesome this made me feel!!! I was actually doing it and doing it for longer without taking a break. I've always dreamt of this, but never been able to do it, not like this! I had done it once or twice just to try it, but this felt totally different. Additionally, the support, motivation and co-participation by my daughter was an incredible plus! After my second time on the treadmill, she got back on and did it again.
Together, we had a great workout and it was so awesome to see my daughter really succeeding on the treadmill right there with me!!