Sunday, January 07, 2007

BACK IN THE GYM

RUN: 2:00HR / TREADMILL/ 4R:1W

I knew this morning I needed to get a long run in. I got up at 6am and felt good. No teeth or mouth pain. That Vicodan is the wonder drug. I started weighing my options. First to go outside for the long run. The weather was sunny, no wind and 39. I could take Dakota with me. My concern was the cold air on where my teeth were pulled and if I developed a problem like bleeding or pain how far would I be from home. I chose option 2 which was to go to the gym. 2 hours is boring on a treadmill but I felt more comfortable there today.

I arrived at the gym by 7am so the craziness of the beginning of the year hadn't started yet. I had 1 Gu and a large water botttle. I tried something different to keep the boredom away. I changed treadmills and location every 30 minutes. For the 1st 30 ,I was by the personal training area. It took my mind off of things watching the trainers enjoy torturing people. The second 30 min. I was to the far back of the gym watching all the people for rows and rows in front of me. That was also entertaining. The third 30 min. I went way up front. I caught up on the 8am news and weather for the day. The final 30 ,I went over to the far side by the large window and watched the people coming and going(also the valet parking). It actually went fast. My legs were tired at the end but no other complaints.

When I got home, I got on the scales . This will be my first weigh-in. I have lost 2.5 lbs. Not as much as I wanted but a start. This week I intended to increase my water intake to at minimum 64ozs. It was already time to pick my hubby up at Midway. Time flies when you're having fun!

Waddling to the airport.............

8 comments:

sister smile said...

Two hours on a treadmill!! That's amazing. Well done on your weight loss as well.

IronSnoopy said...

That's a BRILLIANT idea for long runs on the TM! I'm going to copy that, hope you don't mind!

Nice job on the run and the weight loss! Yay you!

21st Century Mom said...

Congratulations on that weight loss. It's all good and you know that slower is better!

2 hours on a treadmill is impressive. Really impressive.

Charles said...

Great idea!!! I hate treadmills but that is very clever. I don't know what time period you lost that over but it sounds pretty good. Weight loss is weight loss. That much less to carry on race day. Congrats!!!

Mary Sunshine said...

Changing treadmills is a BRILLIANT idea! I'm stealing this one!

Vickie said...

Two hours of running with the possiblity of teeth problems is fantastic. Good thought on breaking up the monotony too. It always helps to pass the time watching others.

sharon said...

Geeze I don't know how you did that. That vicodan must be some good stuff. I would have thought your mouth would be throbbing!
I love your idea of changing treadmills. I wonder if anyone in the gym noticed and what they thought.

Joe said...

Great thinking on rotating treadmills...glad your teeth are behaving.

Hope hubby got home OK and that his mother is doing well.

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