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April 15th, Bummed

Monday, April 15, 2013

Today's many things:
- Tax Deadline
- FCAT Start
- New episode of Castle
- The night where hubby and I was last night's Game of Thrones

But there was ONE THING I wanted to get done today. ONE THING.

And that was to try my running endurance on the treadmill.

Of course, I went to the gym bright and early, at 5:45, get the TV turned on, hop onto the treadmill and hit Quick Start "Error". ...hm. I hit one of the modes, thinking it may be a button issue. "Error." I try another one. "Error." "Error Error Error."

NOPE, SORRY GIRL, NO RUNNING FOR YOU TODAY!

BUT

I didn't give up. Instead, I hopped onto the treadmill's neighbor, the elliptical, and managed a mile on that in about 13 minutes. My thighs certainly felt it.

It didn't end there!

I also came home, did my jumping jacks, push-ups, and crunches. 3 sets of each!

AND

I was done working out by 6:45! Go me!

However, I am bummed. I had hoped I'd be done revising my plans after my last revision... I don't even know what number revision I'm on now... but, it looks like I'm going to have to re-revise my plans. The elliptical is definitely a good workout as my legs could attest, but I want to walk/jog, not.. ... spin my.. feet in place.. .... okay, so it does sound familiar, doesn't it? I can't test my running on the ellitpical, though! At least, not in a way that's familiar to me.

Enough ranting. Time to revise.
THIS WEEK, I will try treadmill first, and first chance I get, I'll do the running endurance test. If the treadmill is a bust, I'll move to the elliptical.

If the treadmill's not better by next Monday, I may have to switch things up. Home fitness first, and then go on an *gasp!* outdoors walk/jog after my boys leave.

It'll work itself out, I'm sure.

.....

That all being said, I do want to say that today's events in Boston were horrific and shocking- but I saw a video of what happened at the scene. The way people went immediately to work to help the injured was commendable. Police, military personnel, runners, journalists, and spectators all worked together to help those in need. It was wonderful and definitely encouraging to see, especially coming on the heels of the blast.

My hope is, for next year, and future events all around the world, while security is definitely going to be increased (that's pretty much a given), people don't let fear scare them into not coming out to run, or to enjoy the run and cheer on the marathoners. It would be a tragedy to let the fear rule our hearts, when our hearts should be soaring with excitement and joy!
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  • MAVSMOM2
    I loved hearing about all the people running TOWARDS the chaos to try to help. Amazing! And the good will always outweigh the bad!
    And good job changing up your plan and doing the elliptical instead. It all counts and helps to get you to your goal!
    2040 days ago
  • LJR4HEALTH
    Good job in being flexible with your workout emoticon
    2040 days ago
  • FUZZIEBEAR3
    Yes, we cannot live in fear, that is letting the (whoever is responsible) win. We need to go on and be strong; run that marathon, cheer for the victors and completers and attempters, and celebrate our freedom.
    2040 days ago
  • ARMYWIFEKASS
    Good job with working out, and yes the Boston thing is very sad, hard to think about all the things going on in the world right now.
    2041 days ago
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