Back on the (painful) bandwagon

I’m trying to get back on the bandwagon, so to speak. I’ve really fallen behind in my running and my strength training. My friend and now trainer has established a group training that meets Mondays and Thursdays and I am going to do my best to make it every week. We worked out this morning, 5 people in our group and I am the youngest. I thought it would be embarrassing but its actually not, I don’t really care. I am so out of shape, thats embarrassing enough.

My trainer had us do this one thing in the circuit training that is really a mind over matter thing for me. Those stool things that you need to jump on with both feet…they have them on the Biggest Loser all the time. I was using the lowest one. SO scary! But I did it! Four sets of 12. Still very proud of myself, and kinda amazed I didn’t fall flat on my face during the last set when my legs were exhausted!

The gym has this wall of motivational words and sayings. I kept looking at this particular sign when I was working out.

My motto for the day…




Last Monday I literally decided to get off the couch and start running. I don’t know exactly where my motivation came from. Perhaps I’m just tired of being tired.

I had been thinking about doing this training program called Couch to 5k for quite some time and finally Monday I started on it. The first week only has three days of training. So I ran on Monday and Wednesday. I wasn’t able to do Day 3 until yesterday…when it was 100 degrees outside. Yeaaaahhhhh. Luckily I’ve been having so much fun with this program that I ran anyways!

Unfortunately I didn’t drink nearly enough water. After my run I came down with the worst headache ever. It was awful. I guess learning to run involves more then just feet on the pavement. I hope to learn from this experience.