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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Shoulders, Core, interval run.

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! :)

1 comment:

  1. All of that sound exhausting! I don't think having a 25 pound weight on your back is a good idea on your own anyhow! LOL Nice speedy run!


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