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Not feeling the need for speed

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

So I'm 11 days into a personal commitment to go to the gym every day for 100 days. So far I have made it every day, and I'm swimming a lot more, which is important for the upcoming triathlon season. I'm actually enjoying it quite a bit now that I'm getting into the swim routine. Today, though, was supposed to be weight training and treadmill. I did great on the weight training--45 minutes of lifting. Then I looked at the treadmill and felt like I was going to throw up. I just could NOT make myself get on the thing. I walked around the gym for a few minutes, trying to psych myself up, but it was not happening. So I packed it in and left.

I just can't get enthusiastic about jogging/running. Which is kind of bad for triathloning. And I'm committed to a 5 MILE event with my daughter on Saturday. I expect that she will finish, then come back for me about 2 miles in and cheerlead me the rest of the way. I wish I could get enthused about running. I love to walk, and even jog outside. That treadmill, though. It's torture.
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    Not wild about the dreadmill either. Lots of tunes blasting in my ears helps. Playing games helps, too. (Run slow for 2/3 of the song and then really fast for 1/3, for example.)
    1831 days ago
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  • HILLSLUG98239
    Treadmill is awful. The weather has to be beyond horrible to make me willing to run on a treadmill longer than a few minutes.
    1832 days ago
    I'm proud of you for making it to the gym despite not feeling like going earlier. You adapted your plans once there but that's sometimes needed to keep us going.

    I was a runner first, biker second, swimmer third but because a constant running injuries, due to faulty conformation, over time, most of my workouts revolved around more biking and masters swimming than running. I ended up having my fastest running times ever, in my late 30s because of that change.

    Maybe you can run 3 times a week but make those 3 runs really count and concentrate more on your running and biking. BTW, my weight lifting was also very important in addition to my biking and swimming, in allowing me to become a better triathlete and runner, with less running.

    Those were the days...now at 58, I've faced the fact that running is out forever because of my feet and knees, but I'm walking, biking, and weight lifting. emoticon
    1832 days ago
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