I successfully ran last night. Hoooray! It wasn’t my best ever, but I did it.
I headed to the gym after work. After changing, i was disappointed to see that my usual treadmill was taken (as were all the similar treadmills). This gym gets pretty crowded, so I figured I’d just hop on whatever was open.
It was a different model in the middle of all the treadmills, which was OK, it just meant that my view wasn’t of the meatheads who usually entertain me so.
But, thankfully, I survived, although it wasn’t nearly as entertaining to watch people on the elliptical machines.
I got in just over 4 miles. I took a brief break after each mile. For miles 3 and 4 I played around with incline, which I’ve never done before. I did some intervals at 1%, 2%, 3%, and even 4%. It definitely helped pass the time and make things more interesting. I’ll definitely do it again, especially since I actually like hills.
The best part was when it was done. I was happy that I managed 4 miles. Day 1 back on the wagon, check!
Tonight is spin and I also just agreed to sub a spin class tomorrow morning, hello cardio! May also try to get a little running in, but we’ll see how things play out.
Baby steps. 🙂
Do you like to people watch at the gym? Strangest thing you’ve ever seen?
I people watch like crazy. One time I saw a woman walking on the treadmill (in street clothes) but also eating yogurt. Who doesn’t love a good yogurt while walking?
I also saw a woman in the locker room who had just showered. She was soaking wet and drying herself with paper towels. This was especially odd because the gym provides towels. Also saw a woman dying her hair in the locker room. Love those locker room stories!