Wednesday, March 28, 2012
I've been staying tight with my food (and feeling really good about it) and working my butt of exercise wise.
Hit the gym on Monday and did legs, then did a 30 minute spin later that night. I kept putting off getting on the bike but finally (because I had committed to it) did it. It wasn't really fun or easy. I've lost some of my... how should I put this... saddle muscles. I know weight is part of the issue as it puts more pressure on, pressure points. So, dropping some pounds and spending more time on my bike should fix me up in no time.
Did a chest workout yesterday at the gym it was frustrating because I had to use such light weights! I really need to get my strength back, it was one thing I was really proud of. I'm almost more frustrated with losing that, then I am at gaining the weight back. Almost.
If you've watched the news much you might know it's been pouring rain here in Northern California. And if you've followed my blog at all you know I'm training for a 1/2 marathon. Last night was a track workout with my training team. I was one of the few who showed up. The coach showed up, took one look at the track and said, "We can't run on this, do you guys want to just go home, or do you want to run?"
We all looked at each other, and someone said, "We wouldn't be here if we didn't want to run!" That settled it.
So off we went to run the streets in one of the hilliest cities I know. Me and hills, well we don't really get along. Running downhill isn't much of an issue. In fact, I'm really rather good at it (heh). But uphill. I'm afraid of uphill and often I let myself 'quit' and walk up the hills. But not tonight. I told myself that I would never get over being afraid of running uphill unless I RAN UP SOME HILLS! So I ran. I told myself it didn't matter how slow I went as long as I kept running.
I was really really proud of myself in in the end. Not only did I get out when 99% of the world was welded to their couch, but I got in a workout and adjusted a bit of my mental attitude.
On my way home, my husband called me and let me know our roof was leaking and that he had called the landlord. He was going to send someone by in the morning to take a look at it. So, this morning I got up and headed to the gym planning to get a workout in early before they came. BUT, I had only just got there and started warming up when my son called to say the guys were there already! CRAP.
Anyway, the roof is going to get fixed and we'll get the ceiling replace in one corner of our bedroom. I'll have to get my workout in a little later then I would like - but I AM going to get it done. I'm on too much of a roll right now to let something as small as this get in my way.