Tuesday, August 17, 2010

It felt good (Jennifer)

I went to the gym today for the first time since "that class" I took last Monday that left me hurting.  I was nervous that maybe I had lost some of my stamina, especially for running since there has been little exercise.  Today I knew my friend would not be at the gym so I got my IPOD and decided to spend some time on the treadmill.  I decided since it has been a while, and still concerned that maybe I wasnt fully recovered from my class last week, that I would do what I could do.  I set my goal at 2 miles and hoped I could complete that.  To my surprise I didnt seem to be lacking any stamina.  And actually, even though I had it set on 5.2 mph I felt I had more in me when I got to 2 miles.  So I did the rest at 5.8 mph.  I was rather surprised and happy how my body handled it.  I wasnt tired.  Actually, I was totally up for it.  I am not a fan of using the treadmill at the gym.  I am a rather endowed girl and I dont like "bouncing" in front of everyone when I am running.  But I suit up as well as I can when I do.  Its a women's gym so that helps too.  Just a bunch of real women trying to better themselves.  Its nice and makes is more comfortable I think.

Ron and Teresa and my adorable Godson are coming today and spending the night.  It will be great fun and maybe I can even talk Ron into a run tomorrow morning if the wind is blowing(it keeps the deadly skeeters away).   Ron- this would be why I asked if you brought your sneakers :) 


Bob said...

Great to see that you are back on track. You keep it going!!!

M said...

It's amazing how much energy we have when we get plenty of rest between runs!

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Great stamina girl! That's awesome. :)


Lesia said...

going to my first Jazzercise class tomorrow wish me luck...LOL

99ToGo said...

Nice job on the treadmill!!

I don't care much for my gym's treadmills either, but it's not because there's much left on the ole' chest since I've started losing weight (it all started disappearing at the top first!).

My gym is a Gold's gym, complete with men who must be independently wealthy (for the hours they spend at the gym bulking up their muscles...how could they work too?) and women whose husbands' must also be independently wealthy (for all of the plastic surgery I suspect they've paid for). It's a meat market. I've seen worse, but I'm a happy camper in the group fitness classes where there seems to be much less 'marketing'!

Joy said...

That's awesome. I can't wait to go over 5 on my treadmill. Seems I can't get past 3.4 without feeling like I'm going to fall off. Keep up the great work!!!

Barbara said...

Great job! You run much faster than I can on the treadmill!

Jen said...

Great run girl!!!


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