Running Again

Thursday, October 13, 2011

So after being a member of a new gym for 13 days I *finally* made it there. I actually got out of work at a decent hour to get my butt over to the gym, and it felt good! My running isn't where it was a few months ago (last time I've really run regularly). I had to walk to cool down a few times, but I was on the treadmill for 30 minutes and that's 30 minutes more than most days so I'm counting it as an accomplishment. Hopefully I'll be up to speed again soon. I've thought about running/working out in the morning before work, and just pushing back my start time from 830 to 9, which would still put me at work earlier than most people. I think it'd be easier for me to go to the gym more times a week if I go in the morning.... it's just difficult. Plus, I really enjoy working out at night, after work. I'm torn, but that could be laziness. Or, fear of the unknown. I've never showered at a gym before, carried stinky, sweaty gym clothes to work that will just sit for hours. I'm definitely torn about what to do, but I think if I can get to the gym after work twice a week and do something on the weekends (gym, running in the park, yoga, workout videos...) I'll be good. I don't want to do too much too soon. Usually when I start working out again I go hard for a few weeks and burn myself out. So I'm taking it one day at a time, and am going to try to space out the days I go to the gym so I don't get burned out and continue going. I think this is realistic, regardless if I go after or before work.
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    30 minutes is 30 minutes! Excellent perspective!
    2386 days ago
    Congratulations! Keep up the good work. I understand, I too struggle with getting to the gym and just started back this week.
    2386 days ago
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