Another great day at the gym. I started out in the weight room with Misty. Today we worked on shoulders and abs again. I'm still feeling a little anxious about how I will be able to do some of the exercises on my own when Misty's not right there with me. For example, while doing planks today, she put a 25 pound weight on my back. How will I do that when I'm working out alone? When I was doing lateral and front raises and reverse dumb bell flys, I couldn't even lift my arms all the way to where she wanted me to without her giving me a little "lift" at the top. I know it will come with time, but it is kind of frustrating.
After another humbling hour in the weight room, I went upstairs to a treadmill and got busy doing my interval run. I did it the same as last week, topping out at a max speed of 8.7 mph. I did a little over 4 miles in just under 40 minutes, with a cool down for another 10 minutes after that. Some of the self-esteem I lost in the weight room was retrieved when another woman at the gym came up to me as I was finishing my run and said she was amazed that I could run for that long. Considering that a 40 minute run is "short" for me, I was flattered.
Tomorrow, a new day full of fun challenges. I get to give pull-ups another try, and hopefully I won't put my arms out of commission for another week! :)