Weights and a Run

by - Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Last night was the first time I'd done any kind of strength training in ages. I mean I know how important it is, but I can just never stick to it. But last night I went to my friend's Muscle Works class. It's an hour long and you hit every major muscle group during the class. I'm sore today. But in a good way. My shoulders and triceps especially.

After the class, I decided I wanted to go for a run, just a short one because it's been since the race that I've run. Unfortunately by the time class was over it was getting a little too dark to get any type of run in outside. So that meant I was stuck with the treadmill. I was trying to be all positive. Thinking it wouldn't be that bad. But man it sucked. Not the run itself, the fact that I had to do it on the treadmill.

I put it on the hills course to get a bit of a challenge and then did it for 30 minutes. My earbuds weren't staying in my ears so my iPod was rendered useless. Good thing the gym usually plays good tunes.

One thing I just don't get about treadmills is the speed thing. I programmed it for 5 miles an hour, which should average out to a 12 minute mile. When I'm outside I can do that or faster without a problem. On the treadmill though it felt like I was doing an all out sprint sometimes. Does anyone have any idea what's up with that?

Tonight I'm teaching yoga again for my boss because she's still sick, and then I think I'm going to stick around and take kickboxing because it's my favorite class ever.

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  1. The thing with the treadmill is the level of effort is constant. You don't get to speed up and slow down when you want to :-)

  2. I'm trying to do a weight thing once a week. Every other time that I've started, I've quit. If I go tomorrow it will be the third week in a row.

    I don't like treadmills and only use them when absolutely necessary. No idea there...

  3. Uggghhhh I hear you with the strength training. It's the one thing I hate most. I "try" to get it in 2 times a week . . .sometimes it just doesn't happen :-X

  4. Good job on the lifting. I almost never do strength training -- thus, my arms are like string beans.

  5. Anonymous12:53 PM

    i hate the treadmill because i end up running over a minute/mile more than outside. blech


  6. I can't stick to the strength training either but you inspired me to do some tonight...maybe.

    I too find it harder to run on a treadmill. I don't know why.

  7. Anonymous11:34 AM

    The treadmill is torture! It's so boring! And, I agree about the speed. I feel like I have to work so much harder on the treadmill. Good for you for doing it, though!

    Keep up the weights!

  8. I've been MIA lately but I just read about your half. Way to go!! Reading your last post really makes me want to go to the gym after work. Thanks!