Not a very exciting day of training. No trainer, just me and motivation. I headed to the gym after I took Buckaroo to school. Aside from after 8pm, before work rush in the mornings is one of my favorite times to be there. It’s less crowded and the chances of anyone being in the hot tub or steam room are pretty slim. I love my gym, but being in hot tubs or steam rooms with strangers, not so much. Same goes for those $20 a months gyms. Prior to my health club opening I tried one of those $20 a month places. I could write an entire post on my experiences there. Maybe two. Let’s just say I totally understand why so many people pay for gym memberships and never go. My gym caters to a healthy lifestyle, not getting a date. No make-up allowed on the treadmill, no staring at one’s self in the mirror while straining and “lifting weights”, no hitting on the patrons and sweating is mandatory. Kidding. But in all seriousness, at my gym, there are real people there, all ages from every fitness and weight level imaginable. And I like it that way.
I thought post work-out day two would be a doozy of soreness. But I wasn’t as sore as I thought I would be. I am attributing that to being pushed so hard in law enforcement training. Anyways. Round one and a half of on my weight machines wasn’t too bad. The last half was hard but I sucked it up and pushed through it. Then I did 20 push-ups, 20 burpees, 20 sit-ups and then finished with 15 minutes in the steam room. Five less of each than day one. On purpose. And just to be clear, I still haven’t fallen in love with burpees and I am quite certain that I never will.
After doing a few errands I came home and left again for my creek run. It was a good run. Just warm enough to work up a good sweat, but a nice breeze to cool me down. Overall my day two work out and run were both a little challenging, but totally doable. Hence, the lack of excitement? I am so happy to be working towards something, but let’s be honest. I kind of like the feeling of overcooked spaghetti arms and legs. I like pushing myself past my limits. I felt like I could have pushed a little more. And honestly I don’t think the five extra push-ups, sit-ups and burpees would have done it. But the good news is if my work-outs continue to be like this for the next couple weeks, it will be time to step it up again. Maybe I am closer to being ready for a 13.1 than I thought. Time will tell.
Until next time, always be true to yourself and think like a boss!