I should start out by saying that pretty much every run I do from now through the end of winter will be on the treadmill. I know there are those out there who don’t consider that running, but oh well. I’m not a cold weather runner and same goes for the rain. I physically can’t warm up when it’s cold outside, no matter how far, how fast, or how long I run. My goal for next spring though is to make sure I actually get out on the pavement more often. 🙂
So, onto today! My cat decided that 4:30am was a good time to wake up and she tried her darned hardest to make that my wake up time as well. Luckily I’m the boss. 🙂
Finally I get up, feed the cat, and put on my gym attire. I look outside and what do you know, it’s raining! So weird…
As I get to the gym I decide that I’m determined to run 3.1 miles even if I have to move like a slug. Yesterday annoyed me with how hard it felt to run and today I just wanted to push through that feeling.
I chose a different treadmill than yesterday and the pace on my sportband said 8:44 @ 6.5. The one from yesterday said 8:30. @ 6.5 The pace definitely felt different from yesterday and much more comfortable. I’ll eventually figure out which is off, the sportband or the treadmill.
The running wasn’t actually that hard and I had no problem getting the 5k in. I went by the treadmill as opposed to my sportband in terms of distance (which read 3.22). Towards the end I even kicked the treadmill up to 7.5 to finish it out… and because I wanted to be done!
So now I have expectations for myself to be able to do that on a regular basis and eventually get back up to my standard 6 miles @ 7.0.
After the treadmill workout I did some weights to round out the morning. All weights were 3 sets of 10 reps.
- 65lb leg extension
- 60lb leg curl
- 30lb shoulder press
- 20lb deltoid raise
- 40lb bicep curl
- 40lb tricep
Then I came home and had a delicious breakfast of Scottish oatmeal with boysenberries, cinnamon, and milled flaxseed, and then two scrambled eggs.
I’d say that feels like a pretty good start to the day. Now, to not be tired at work!